Hear it
By William Ritter
Publisher Algonquin Young Readers
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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 extraordinaryincluding the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackabys 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 its an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain the foul deeds are the work of the kind of creature whose very existence the local authoritieswith the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Caneseem adamant to deny.The rich world of this debut demands sequels. Kirkus Reviews, starred review We honestly couldnt put it down. Nerdist.com Toss together an alternate 19thcentury 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 20152016 Georgia Peach Award Nominee * A Junior Library Guild Selection

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65871 words65,871 words
304 pages304 pages
Lexile 920LLexile 920L
Grade 9 to H+Grade 9 to H+
Age 14-18Age 14-18
Published 2015Published 2015

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