Beastly Bones

Beastly Bones

eBook - 2015
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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.
Publisher: [Chapel Hill, North Carolina] : Algonquin Young Readers, 2015
ISBN: 9781616205539
1616205539
Branch Call Number: EBOOK YA OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Jackaby and Abigail are at it again in this supernatural mystery.


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CMLReads_Kristin Jan 28, 2017

An excellent second installment in this series. Great for fans of mysterious beasts and where to find them!

kirstd31 Aug 08, 2016

I was disappointed that this book was not has good as the first one. The problem was that Jackaby and Abigail did not investigate together. Abigail was too busy looking for dinosaur bones and listening to the archaeologists argue. I am hoping the next book is better.

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hanstra
Jan 21, 2016

Less dark and intense than the first book, and doesn't carry the same momentum, but still an enjoyable read and I'll be looking forward to the next in the series.

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shayshortt
Sep 22, 2015

In a deft mix of mystery, humour, and historical fantasy, William Ritter follows up on Jackaby with another supernatural whodunit set in New Fiddleham and its environs.

Read my full review here: http://shayshortt.com/2015/09/22/beastly-bones/

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shayshortt
Sep 22, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Supernatural violence

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shayshortt
Sep 22, 2015

Violence: Murder

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shayshortt
Sep 22, 2015

“Give me some credit. You don’t get far in my game with your eyes closed. I get it—who doesn’t like a man in uniform? But trust me, men are never worth it. Behind every great man is a woman who gave up on greatness and tied herself into an apron. Romance is for saps, Abbie. You’re sharp and you’ve got pluck. Don’t waste it.”

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