Waiting on Wednesday: Beastly Bones by William Ritter

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

Beastly Bones by William RitterPublisher: Algonquin Young Readers

Author: William Ritter

Release date: September 22, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads: “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.

Why I’m excited: I ADORED Jackaby – the writing style, the characters, the time period (and you guys know that I don’t usually like historical fiction), all of it. It was a really fun, entertaining, and unexpected book for me. I was very happy to hear there was going to be a sequel when I finished it, because I don’t think I could’ve handled not seeing these characters again. I can’t wait to visit East Fiddleham again and see what these wonderful characters are up to.

8 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Beastly Bones by William Ritter

  1. If you adored Jackaby you need to read Lockwood & Co. (first book is The Screaming Staircase). Lockwood isn’t historical but it has the same witty vibe.

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