"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 2014 #3 on the Fall 14 Kids' Indie Next List A PNBA Best Book of 2014 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
Verena Zimmermann, Thalia-Buchhandlung Nuernberg
If Sherlock Holmes and Ghostbusters would be merged together it would become Jackaby. Funny, thrilling and with a lovely sidekick, this book is a must read for all crime fans. If Sherlock Holmes and Ghostbusters would be merged together it would become Jackaby. Funny, thrilling and with a lovely sidekick, this book is a must read for all crime fans.