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Jackaby (Hardcover) (William Ritter)

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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.”A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2014Newly 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 a debut novel, the first in a series, brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.“The rich world of this debut demands sequels.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

?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 a debut novel, the first in a series, brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.

?The rich world of this debut demands sequels.? ?Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Number of Pages: 299.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Supernatural, History
Series Title: Jackaby
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Age Range: Teen
Author: William Ritter
Language: English
Street Date: September 16, 2014
TCIN: 15846509
UPC: 9781616203535
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-0166

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