“Waiting” on Wednesday: Jackaby

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Jackaby - William RitterJackaby by William Ritter

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publication date: September 16 2014
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Add on: Goodreads

“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.

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.

Thanks to Becky @ Stories and Sweeties for letting me know about this amazing sounding book! It seriously had me at Doctor Who meets Sherlock. Sherlock in a paranormal universe! Wooo!

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Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” on Wednesday: Jackaby”

  1. Stephie from Flirting with Fiction has this on her WoW from last week, too! I absolutely love Dr. Who, and I’ve heard good things about Sherlock. Hopefully, it lives up!

    1. Sherlock is usually always fantastic haha. I hope so too (:

  2. It does sound like Sherlock. x) Hope you enjoy!
    My WoW

    1. Definitely! Which is usually a good thing!

  3. Yes! Can’t wait for it either, hopefully it’s as good as it sounds. 🙂

    Here’s mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

    1. Yay!
      My expectations are getting a little little high, but I’m trying to maintain some sort of realistic expectations so I can enjoy it, haha. Hopefully it does ends up being as good as it sounds!

  4. It certainly does sounds like a good one. Nice choice!

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s WoW

    1. Sci-fi sleuthing definitely sounds interesting! Thanks (:

  5. Oh, I just got this one in the mail this week. I don’t know much about it, so now I’m more excited after seeing it as your WoW!

    1. That’s awesome! I just got this approved on Netgalley, I hope we both enjoy it!

  6. This does sound pretty exciting! I hope you enjoy reading it.
    My WoW

    1. Thanks! Hopefully it’s as good as it sounds (:

  7. I’ve been seeing this one everywhere! I’ve never watched Doctor Who or Sherlock, though. D:

    1. :O You should definitely watch both haha. Or at least the BBC Sherlock, it’s fantastic and not crazy long so you can catch up 😉

  8. This is the second time I’ve seen this! I’m a huge Whovian so I might have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s our WoW

    1. I’m a big Whovian, too! Hopefully it’s as good as it sounds! Thanks for stopping by (:

  9. I love both Doctor Who and Sherlock and i just cant wait to see how they mix in together!

    Nemo @ Blame it on the book

    1. Me too! Two awesome mixed together is usually a win/win right? haha.

  10. This sounds really good! And I love the cover! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW

    Xoxo. Alexis @ Lexi Swoons

    1. I’m a big fan of the cover, too! Love the design and colour (:

  11. I have never heard of this and it sounds awesome, it is definitely going on my TBR. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    Happy reading.

    Natalie @ Natalie Hearts Books

    1. Glad I could help 😉 I only discovered this a few weeks ago, but it’s intriguing isn’t it! I hope you enjoy it, too!

  12. Oh, yes! You have my attention with ‘Doctor Who meets Sherlock.’ I think we’re both in the same mind set this week, Cyn. Mystery and the supernatural. I think yours is a bit more cheeky though 😉 I can’t wait to see what you think of Jackaby, and I’m loving this cover. Great pick 🙂

    1. That’s definitely what caught my attention, too! Haha, yes, mystery and paranormal is an awesome combination! Hopefully this one is cheeky 😉 I love the cover!

  13. Ooo, I’ve never heard of this one! It kind of reminds me of Lisa M. Stasse’s books’ covers, with the silhouette profile. Sounds good! Hope you love this one when you read it, Cyn!!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Check out my WoW post!

    1. Agree, and I love Lisa M. Stasse’s books covers! Thanks!

  14. Seriously can’t wait for this one!! I love a Sherlock Holmes-style main character, and that cover is so cool! Great pick. 🙂

    Holly @ Part of that World

    1. Me too, me too! I love the cover, the silhouette and colours, so pretty!

  15. You’re most welcome!! 😀 Seriously, everytime I see this book I just get grabby hands. This is top of my wishlist right now.

    1. The cover along makes me grabby hands, and than add that synopsis! Who can resist?!

  16. Becky is who introduced me to this as well! 😀 It sounds and looks SO GOOD! Great pick!!

    1. She always has awesome picks! So excitedddd! I’m such a sucker for pretty covers. And of course Sherlock x Doctor Who, haha.

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