Favorite Quote: “By request of my employer, the contents of chapter thirteen have been omitted. – Abigail Rook”
“Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion–and there are many illusions. All the world’s a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain.”
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 it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police–with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane–deny.
If you’re a Sherlock Holmes fan you might like this book. If you like the way the Doctor talks, you’re going to like this book. If you ever wanted a Sherlock/Doctor Who crossover you will like this. I loved this book for what it was. It isn’t some long novel that will blow your mind and stay with you for life, BUT it is good, it’s fun and light. It helped me get out of my reading slump. The reason I didn’t give it a full 5 stars is because I did find it a bit obvious in the end and the character development lacked. I am still really looking forward to Beastly Bones. Overall I really recommend you read this especially if you’re in need of a fun light book!