Book Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

Title: Jackaby
Author: William Ritter
Published: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 299
Rating: 4/5

1892. Abigail Rook, newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, is in search of a job. Having been turned away from several positions, she sees an advertisement for an available assistant position for one R. F. Jackaby - an investigator with a keen eye for the supernatural.

On her first day, she already finds herself in the middle of a thrilling mystery...

This was a pretty solid classic mystery novel, with a very interesting element; paranormal creatures.

The main characters, Jackaby and Abigail, are both very clear although perhaps not very original. There are also quite a lot of interesting side-characters, which I very much enjoyed.

The story was very enjoyable, and I sped through this. I really like that it isn't too long or overcomplicated. I also think this is a very good start to a series, as I think it laid great ground-work.

I would recommend this to people who enjoy Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes, with a paranormal element to it.

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