Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #41 - Jackaby by William Ritter



"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

This week I am waiting on Jackaby by William Ritter. It's his debut novel expected out September 16, 2014 by Algonquin books of Chapel Hill.They pretty much had me sold when the blurb read, "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."

 Here's what the publisher has to say about the book: 

Jackaby sighed and drew to a stop as we reached the corner of another cobbled street. He turned and looked at me with pursed lips. “Let’s see,” he said at last. “I observed you were recently from the Ukraine. A young domovyk has nestled in the brim of your hat. More recently, you seem to have picked up a Klabautermann, a kind of German kobold attracted to minerals. Most fairy creatures can’t touch the stuff. That’s probably why your poor domovyk nestled in so deep.”

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.

So, what book are you waiting on this week?

10 comments:

  1. Not sure if this is my kind of book but I do hope you enjoy it. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. I hadn't heard about this one! Im adding it too my tbr list :) it sounds goood.

    Nemo @ Blame it on the book

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  3. I hadn't heard of this one yet. It sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing.
    www.theyaclub.com

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    1. Hadn't heard of yours yet either. Sounds interesting and different. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for coming by!

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  4. This sounds a bit like a fantasy Sherlock Holmes :-)

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    1. It does doesn't it? And therefore very interesting in my mind. Thanks for coming by!

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  5. This one sounds great and I love the ARC cover (hope they stick with it!). I picked up a copy recently but am waiting until the summer's end to dive in. Hope it is as good as it sounds!

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    1. It sounds really good. I hope we both enjoy it. Let me know what you think of it if you have a chance. Thanks for coming by!

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