Beastly Bones

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Product Number: C03968
Released: Nov 18, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501901362
Narrator/s: Nicola Barber
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In the highly anticipated sequel to the acclaimed Jackaby, Abigail Rook and Sherlockian detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby are back and on the trail of a thief, a monster, and a murderer. "I've found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I've known him. Working as his assistant tends to call for a somewhat flexible relationship with reality." In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, are called upon to investigate the supernatural. First, a vicious species of shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens, and a day later, their owner is found murdered with a single mysterious puncture wound. Then in nearby Gad's Valley, now home to the exiled New Fiddleham police detective Charlie Cane, dinosaur bones from a recent dig mysteriously go missing, and an unidentifiable beast starts attacking animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind. Charlie calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer. Praise for Jackaby: "Ritter's debut skillfully blends science with the supernatual and balances whimsy with violence." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review "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, starred review "A riveting mash-up of mystery and folklore, with vivid details and striking turns of phrase. And Jackaby is an irresistible character." -The Horn Book Magazine

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Author(s): William Ritter
Series: Jackaby Series No: 2

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Author(s): William Ritter
Narrator(s): Nicola Barber
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Product Number Z11489
Released: Oct 01, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501901379
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Author(s): William Ritter
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Product Number EB00597335
Released: Sep 22, 2015
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ISBN: #9781616205539
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Class Set
Author(s): William Ritter
Narrator(s): Nicola Barber
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Product Number 3M0877
Released: Oct 22, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501901171
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): William Ritter
Narrator(s): Nicola Barber
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Product Number 3E0846
Released: Oct 22, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501907272
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Homework Pack
Author(s): William Ritter
Narrator(s): Nicola Barber
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Product Number 3G0804
Released: Dec 22, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501907517
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): William Ritter
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Product Number 4T0973
Released: Oct 22, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501900921
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): William Ritter
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Product Number 160981
Released: Sep 22, 2015
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Publisher: Workman Pub.
ISBN: #9781616203542

Professional reviews

"In New England, 1892, Abigail Rook and her employer, Jackaby, investigate a pilfered antiquity, a ghost, a murder, feuding scientists, and dangerous supernatural creatures. Narrator Nicola Barber creates a large cast of distinctly identifiable characters as this second case reunites the pair with Abigail's love interest, Officer Charlie Barker, who is a shape-shifter. Barber switches seamlessly from Miss Rook's brisk, no-nonsense English accent to Charlie's polite Romanian-accented speech. In showcasing Jackaby's precise, undemonstrative speech, she accurately reflects the dispassionate character's Holmesian personality. The pace is fast, matching the action and claiming the listener's full attention. Campy humor is delivered smartly, like repartee at a party you have the good fortune to attend. Don't miss it. L.T. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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