Wednesday, October 28, 2015

RIP X: 10, Jackaby and 11, Beastly Bones


With Beastly Bones being released this month, I couldn't help but reread Jackaby as well because William Ritter has created a fascinating world of strange magic and malevolent creatures, part Sherlock Holmes, part Doctor Who. (I know it says this same thing in the cover copy but I swear that it is true. You will find yourself thinking of both as you read.) With a smart and secretly caring detective and a strong and capable female assistant, these stories are a pleasure to read. The crimes are bloody and the climaxes are explosive but everything is tempered with a bit of humor and romance, which makes these my ideal RIP books.

My review of Jackaby was actually posted a year ago tomorrow and I would be immensely pleased if Ritter could keep to this brisk schedule as he releases successive books in the series. I wouldn't mind total series rereads every October!

Under a spell,
K

4 comments:

  1. I just put Jackaby on hold at my library. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who: how can I not love this series?

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    1. It's really fun! I hope you enjoy it!

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  2. Is this an open-ended series, do you know, or is it done in three books? If it's open-ended I can read them all know, but if it's going to be done when the next book comes out, I'll probably wait.

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    1. So that everyone knows the answer, we asked on Twitter and the author says it will be four books. :)

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