Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jackaby by William Ritter

Jackaby by William Ritter

Abigail Rook, fresh off an adventure looking for the remains of dinosaurs, is not ready to return to the expected life of a proper young lady. So, she takes a detour to America and quickly finds herself in the employ of a very strange sort of detective. Mr. Jackaby turns out to in fact be quite notorious for his strange beliefs and methods. Rather than being a normal detective, who uses clues and observations to solve crimes, Jackaby relies on his ability to see the supernatural.

Strange methods, however, might be exactly what's needed to solve a bizarre murder that has just taken place in the town of New Fiddleham. A body, drained of blood has been found and the only witness is a man who has been listening to unexplained wailing all night that no one else can hear.

With the help of a ghostly assistant, a duck, and a particularly charming junior detective, will Abigail and Jackaby be able to stop the mysterious murderer before he strikes again?

This is such a fun world to jump in to. The reader will quickly get as swept up by Jackaby and his associates as Abigail does. This is the first in a series and I can't wait to go along and solve more mysteries with the mysterious Rook and Jackaby.

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