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.
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 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
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