William Ritter

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

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and short of a task, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a prepared eye for the extraordinary--including the power to determine supernatural beings. Abigail has a present for noticing traditional yet very important info, which makes her excellent for the location of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail unearths herself in the middle of an exciting case: A serial killer is at the unfastened. The police are confident it’s a normal villain, yet Jackaby is bound 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 international of this debut calls for sequels.” —Kirkus reports, starred review

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

“Toss jointly another 19th-century New England urban, a robust 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 little ones’ Indie subsequent Pick
• A 2014 Kirkus Reviews top ebook for younger Adults
• A 2015 YALSA best Ten top Fiction for teenagers Title
• A 2015 Pacific Northwest e-book Award Winner
• A 2015–2016 Georgia Peach Award Nominee
• A Junior Library Guild Selection

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