Jackaby (Jackaby, #1)Jackaby by William Ritter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a really fun read.

I've never seen the Sherlock BBC but I think I can see the physical resemblance though I would paint him as younger and little more eccentric.

I thought this story was an absolute delight! I loved the humor and it was full of endearingly weird characters, Jackaby being my favorite, followed by the Mallard, the odorous frog and a bi-polar ghost.

Abigail Rook is a character in process, I think. Having read the second book in this series, I feel she was set up well for growth and development. But I like her.

One point deduction for a a bit of silliness in her character regarding her ability to believe in all manner of odd happenings (Jackaby's house guests, for example) but found it difficult to believe in a troll.



That feels a little...contrived. But it's not a show stopper for me.

It was a great, clean and fun read. Some twists but not entirely unpredictable. The selling point, ultimately for me is Jackaby and his humor. Love him even though he isn't cast as a love interest and I highly recommend this book and it's follow up Beastly Bones!

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Want to learn more about the next book in this series? Check out my review of The Beastly Bones.