Jackaby

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,158 ratings

Jackaby Publisher's Summary

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1890, 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 police seem adamant to deny.

While Abigail finds herself drawn to Jackaby’s keen intelligence and his sensitivity to phenomena others barely perceive, her feelings are confused by the presence of Charlie, a handsome young policeman willing to help Jackaby and Abigail on the case. But is Charlie’s offer a sincere desire to be of service, or is some darker motive at work.

©2014 Original material © 2014 R. William Ritter. Published by arrangement with Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing, Inc. (P)2014 (p) 2014 HighBridge Company
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  • Book 1

    • Jackaby

    • By: William Ritter
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,309

    Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1890, 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • YA Sherlock and his Dr. Who companion - with fae

    • By withherownwings on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $14.68

  • Book 1.5

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  • Book 2

    • Beastly Bones

    • A Jackaby Novel
    • By: William Ritter
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390

    In 1892 New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, are called upon to investigate the supernatural. First, a vicious species of shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens, and a day later their owner is found murdered with a single mysterious puncture wound.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, but the first book is better

    • By LCNanny on 06-07-16

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 3

    • Ghostly Echoes

    • A Jackaby Novel
    • By: William Ritter
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly landlord of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her detective-agency tenants to solve a decade-old murder - her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny's fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of 10 years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny's case isn't so cold after all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sherlock Holmes crossed with Harry Dresden

    • By Paul Wright on 09-05-16

    Regular price: $24.49