The Resource Jackaby

Jackaby

Label
Jackaby
Title
Jackaby
Statement of responsibility
R. William Ritter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer." —Chicago Tribune 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 the foul deeds are the work of the kind of creature whose very existence the local authorities—with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane—seem adamant to deny."The rich world of this debut demands sequels." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "We honestly couldn't put it down." —Nerdist.com "Toss together an alternate 19th-century New England city, a strong tradition of Sherlockian pastiche, and one seriously ugly hat, and this lighthearted and assured debut emerges, all action and quirk." —Publishers WeeklyA Top Ten Fall '14 Kids' Indie Next PickA 2014 Kirkus Reviews Best Book for Young AdultsA 2015 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults TitleA 2015 Pacific Northwest Book Award WinnerA 2015–2016 Georgia Peach Award NomineeA Junior Library Guild Selection
Member of
Summary
Newly arrived in 1892 New England, Abigail Rook becomes assistant to R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with the ability to see supernatural beings, and she helps him delve into a case of serial murder which, Jackaby is convinced, is due to a nonhuman creature
Storyline
Pace
Award
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2015.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults: Top Ten, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10355357
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ritter, William
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
920
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Jackaby
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Jackaby
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d2c88122-0939-4b59-9e37-413428c5e8ef
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781616204341
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Jackaby
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d2c88122-0939-4b59-9e37-413428c5e8ef
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781616204341
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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