Jackaby: Book 1

Author: Ritter, William
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Jackaby: Book 1

“Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” —Chicago Tribune

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 the foul deeds are the work of the kind of creature whose very existence the local authorities--with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane--seem adamant to deny.

  • Top Ten Fall ’14 Kids’ Indie Next Pick
  • 2014 Kirkus Reviews Best Book for Young Adults
  • 2015 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Title
  • 2015 Pacific Northwest Book Award Winner
  • 2015–2016 Georgia Peach Award Nominee
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Paperback, 320 pages
  • 6" x 9"

William Ritter is an Oregon author and educator. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling, award-winning Jackaby series for young adult readers. 

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