WoW - Jackaby

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 


September, 2014

“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 William Ritter’s debut novel, which features a detective of the paranormal as seen through the eyes of his adventurous and intelligent assistant in a tale brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.
I love the sounds of this one. Also who doesn't love Sherlock? As a big fan of the 1800s and mystery I'm super excited to dig into this one. Mystery novels are hard to come by, at least the ones that appeal to me so I hope this goes well.

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  1. I've heard it can be a mix of Sherlock and Doctor Who in period setting, so I'm beyond excited about this one!!

    1. I've never watched Doctor Who but I know its very popular. Now Sherlock is a definitely appealing :)


  2. This doesn't sound like something I normally read, but I hope you enjoy it.
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