Monday, 6 October 2014

Jackaby by William Ritter

A YA fantasy/detective story with BBC’s Sherlock as a protagonist. Who wouldn’t love that? I think you’ve already hyped.

The set of a story is New Fiddleham, New England, 1892. A little bit rebellious and stubborn Abigail Rook arrives to America after European trip without a cent. Immediately she meets R.F.Jackaby – a very unusual detective. He doesn’t only believe but see supernatural stuff and helps a lot in investigations of difficult crimes. Abigail, stunned by her new acquaintance, steps into the strangest path in her life. But during the journey she will find new job, home and friends, and of course true love.

The writing is full of humor and wit. You can’t simply put down the book till you finish the story. The combination of detective and supernatural/fantasy story is quite successful. The author finds really smart ways of combination of these genres. It was quite amusing to read such a strange story full of folklore and mysteries. I have never expected a detective story being so willing to contain some supernatural stuff.

Anyways, I recommend it to everyone since it has so many different angles and sides and lots of readers would enjoy it. 

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