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Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

Monday, September 15, 2014
Why I chose this book: Amanda was the one that received this as an ARC, but the second I saw it on her shelf I snatched it up. Growing up I always devoured any Sherlock Holmes novel I could get my hands on. When I saw that Jackaby had the feel of “Sherlock Holmes meets Doctor Who” I scoffed. Normally I haaaate when publishers compare books to pop culture figures, TV shows, etc. Normally, they are so far off the mark that it is laughable. This time though I was proven wrong, this book was “Wholock” to the core. I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Jackaby by William Ritter
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Publish Date: September 16, 2014
Format: ARC
Genre: Paranormal, Mystery, Young Adult 

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. (Goodreads)
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