Jackaby: Jackaby Series, Book 1
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Series:
Jackaby volume 1.
Published:
Algonquin Books 2014
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem using our eCollection, please visit our support center.
Description

"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 Weekly

  • A Top Ten Fall '14 Kids' Indie Next Pick
  • A 2014 Kirkus Reviews Best Book for Young Adults
  • A 2015 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Title
  • A 2015 Pacific Northwest Book Award Winner
  • A 2015–2016 Georgia Peach Award Nominee
  • A Junior Library Guild Selection
  • More Details
    Format:
    Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
    Street Date:
    09/16/2014
    Language:
    English
    ISBN:
    9781616204341
    ASIN:
    B00JEORUSI
    Accelerated Reader:
    UG
    Level 6.2, 11 Points
    Lexile measure:
    920
    Also in This Series
    More Like This
    Other Editions and Formats
    Reviews from GoodReads
    Loading GoodReads Reviews.
    Citations
    APA Citation (style guide)

    William Ritter. (2014). Jackaby: Jackaby Series, Book 1. Algonquin Books.

    Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

    William Ritter. 2014. Jackaby: Jackaby Series, Book 1. Algonquin Books.

    Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

    William Ritter, Jackaby: Jackaby Series, Book 1. Algonquin Books, 2014.

    MLA Citation (style guide)

    William Ritter. Jackaby: Jackaby Series, Book 1. Algonquin Books, 2014. Web.

    Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
    Copy Details
    LibraryOwnedAvailable
    Shared Digital Collection21
    Staff View
    Grouped Work ID:
    0050ab5b-cd8f-e5f8-962a-d1c22c674e01
    Go To Grouped Work
    Needs Update?:
    No
    Date Added:
    Nov 09, 2015 16:06:20
    Date Updated:
    Mar 17, 2019 06:53:14
    Last Metadata Check:
    Mar 17, 2019 06:53:20
    Last Metadata Change:
    Mar 17, 2019 06:23:33
    Last Availability Check:
    Mar 17, 2019 06:53:20
    Last Availability Change:
    Mar 15, 2019 23:55:35

    OverDrive Product Record

    images
      • cover:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1953-1/{D2C88122-0939-4B59-9E37-413428C5E8EF}Img100.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • thumbnail:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1953-1/{D2C88122-0939-4B59-9E37-413428C5E8EF}Img200.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • cover150Wide:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1953-1/D2C/881/22/{D2C88122-0939-4B59-9E37-413428C5E8EF}Img150.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • cover300Wide:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1953-1/D2C/881/22/{D2C88122-0939-4B59-9E37-413428C5E8EF}Img400.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
    formats
        • identifiers:
              • type: ISBN
              • value: 9781616204341
        • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
        • id: ebook-epub-adobe
        • identifiers:
              • type: ASIN
              • value: B00JEORUSI
        • name: Kindle Book
        • id: ebook-kindle
        • identifiers:
              • type: ISBN
              • value: 9781616204341
        • name: OverDrive Read
        • id: ebook-overdrive
    mediaType
    eBook
    primaryCreator
      • role: Author
      • name: William Ritter
    title
    Jackaby
    dateAdded
    2014-08-27T10:20:00-04:00
    contentDetails
        • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=166&titleID=1917706
        • type: text/html
        • account:
            • name: Arlington Public Library (VA)
            • id: 1208
    sortTitle
    Jackaby Jackaby Series Book 01
    crossRefId
    1917706
    series
    Jackaby
    subtitle
    Jackaby Series, Book 1
    id
    d2c88122-0939-4b59-9e37-413428c5e8ef
    starRating
    4.2

    OverDrive MetaData

    isPublicDomain
    False
    formats
        • fileName: Jackaby9781616204341
        • partCount: 0
        • fileSize: 2819021
        • identifiers:
              • type: ISBN
              • value: 9781616204341
        • rights:
              • type: Copying
              • value: 0
              • type: Printing
              • value: 0
              • type: Lending
              • value: 0
              • type: ReadAloud
              • value: 1
              • type: ExpirationRights
              • value: 0
        • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
        • id: ebook-epub-adobe
        • onSaleDate: 09/16/2014
        • samples:
              • source: From the book
              • formatType: ebook-overdrive
              • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/jackaby?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
        • fileName: Jackaby9781616204341
        • partCount: 0
        • fileSize: 0
        • identifiers:
              • type: ASIN
              • value: B00JEORUSI
        • name: Kindle Book
        • id: ebook-kindle
        • onSaleDate: 09/16/2014
        • samples:
              • source: From the book
              • formatType: ebook-overdrive
              • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/jackaby?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
        • fileName: Jackaby9781616204341
        • partCount: 0
        • fileSize: 0
        • identifiers:
              • type: ISBN
              • value: 9781616204341
        • name: OverDrive Read
        • id: ebook-overdrive
        • onSaleDate: 09/16/2014
        • samples:
              • source: From the book
              • formatType: ebook-overdrive
              • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/jackaby?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
    keywords
        • value: female protagonist
        • value: twist ending
        • value: crime
        • value: paranormal mystery
        • value: whodunit
        • value: detectives
        • value: monsters
        • value: fantasy
        • value: female detective
        • value: pastiche
        • value: historical murder mystery
        • value: victorian murder mystery
        • value: 1800s murder mystery
        • value: abigail rook series
        • value: scifi murder mystery
        • value: supernatural murder mystery
        • value: victorian serial killer
        • value: young adult mystery novel
    creators
        • role: Author
        • fileAs: Ritter, William
        • bioText:

          William Ritter is an Oregon author and educator. He is the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood, and husband to the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark. The Oddmire, Book 1: Changeling is his first book for middle-grade readers. Visit William Ritter online at rwillritter.wordpress.com and find him on Twitter: @Willothewords.

        • name: William Ritter
    imprint
    Algonquin Young Readers
    publishDate
    2014-09-16T00:00:00-04:00
    isOwnedByCollections
    True
    title
    Jackaby
    fullDescription

    "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 Weekly

  • A Top Ten Fall '14 Kids' Indie Next Pick
  • A 2014 Kirkus Reviews Best Book for Young Adults
  • A 2015 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Title
  • A 2015 Pacific Northwest Book Award Winner
  • A 2015–2016 Georgia Peach Award Nominee
  • A Junior Library Guild Selection
  • gradeLevels
        • value: Grade 4
        • value: Grade 5
    popularity
    2177
    links
      • self:
          • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BbQAAAA2i/products/d2c88122-0939-4b59-9e37-413428c5e8ef/metadata
          • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
    id
    d2c88122-0939-4b59-9e37-413428c5e8ef
    starRating
    4.2
    images
      • cover:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1953-1/{D2C88122-0939-4B59-9E37-413428C5E8EF}Img100.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • thumbnail:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1953-1/{D2C88122-0939-4B59-9E37-413428C5E8EF}Img200.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • cover150Wide:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1953-1/D2C/881/22/{D2C88122-0939-4B59-9E37-413428C5E8EF}Img150.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
      • cover300Wide:
          • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1953-1/D2C/881/22/{D2C88122-0939-4B59-9E37-413428C5E8EF}Img400.jpg
          • type: image/jpeg
    isPublicPerformanceAllowed
    False
    languages
        • code: en
        • name: English
    subjects
        • value: Fantasy
        • value: Historical Fiction
        • value: Young Adult Fiction
    publishDateText
    09/16/2014
    mediaType
    eBook
    shortDescription

    "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.

    sortTitle
    Jackaby Jackaby Series Book 01
    lexileScore
    920
    crossRefId
    1917706
    series
    Jackaby
    awards
        • source: Young Adult Library Services Association
        • value: Best Fiction for Young Adults
    subtitle
    Jackaby Series, Book 1
    publisher
    Algonquin Books