Halloween Giveaway: “Jackaby” by William Ritter

Jackaby

I accidentally ended up with a duplicate copy of Jackaby by William Ritter, so I’m going to give it away as a Halloween treat to one lucky winner.  It looks like a fantastic fall read!  Here’s a summary of the book from 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.

Since I’m doing this giveaway on my own, I’m going to open it up internationally.  To enter, please use the Rafflecopter below.  The winner has 48 hours to respond to my e-mail before I select someone else.

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21 comments

  1. I really love reading Poe for the Halloween read. And the Gashlycrumb Tinies because they are perfectly macabre. So looking forward to this read though!

    1. Poe is an excellent choice. When I was growing up, there was a hole in the wall in the girls’ locker room that reminded all of us of The Cask of Amontillado and freaked us out. 🙂

  2. I used to really enjoy Ray Bradbury’s books around Halloween. Somethig Wicked… or October Country. Stephen King is good too, maybe Pet Sematary.