Aug 27, 2016

Jackaby

Jackaby
by William Ritter

Book: Jackaby #1
Publisher: Algonquin
Pub Date: September 2014
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Borrowed
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“Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion--and there are many illusions. All the world’s a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain.”

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary--including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police--with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane--deny.

Doctor Who meets Sherlock in William Ritter’s debut novel, which features a detective of the paranormal as seen through the eyes of his adventurous and intelligent assistant in a tale brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.

My Review: I wanted to like this book, but that didn't happen. First off, my book had to be read backwards and upside down. I hope that was just printed wrong and not the way it was supposed to be.  The book was also slow for me. It just wouldn't pick up and grab my attention. 

I ended up putting the book down. 


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