William Ritter

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

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and wanting a task, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a willing eye for the extraordinary--including the facility to work out supernatural beings. Abigail has a present for noticing traditional yet vital info, which makes her excellent for the location of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail unearths herself in the middle of an exhilarating case: A serial killer is at the unfastened. The police are confident it’s a typical villain, yet Jackaby is sure the foul deeds are the paintings of the type of creature whose very lifestyles the neighborhood authorities--with the exception of a good-looking younger detective named Charlie Cane--seem adamant to deny.

“The wealthy global of this debut calls for sequels.” —Kirkus reports, starred review

“We truthfully couldn’t placed it down.” —Nerdist.com

“Toss jointly another 19th-century New England urban, a powerful culture of Sherlockian pastiche, and one heavily gruesome hat, and this lighthearted and warranted debut emerges, all motion and quirk.” —Publishers Weekly

• A best Ten Fall ’14 teenagers’ Indie subsequent Pick
• A 2014 Kirkus Reviews most sensible publication for younger Adults
• A 2015 YALSA best Ten top Fiction for teenagers Title
• A 2015 Pacific Northwest booklet Award Winner
• A 2015–2016 Georgia Peach Award Nominee
• A Junior Library Guild Selection

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