Calling all Sherlock Holmes fans! Are you looking for a new and exciting series to start?–One that has a strong female as a main character and who is eager to start a brand new life solving crimes? Then let me introduce you to Jackaby, the first book in a series that, if this first installment is any hint at what is to come, will be quite the hit.
We are first introduced to Abigail Rook just as she is arriving in New England, and in desperate need of employment. But what is a young tomboy to do for work when she knows no one in this big city and she has no connections? Enter Jackaby, an elusive and peculiar man who just so happens to need an assistant that is as observant and spry as he is. Soon the two of them are partners who rely on each other for not only protection and detective skills, but friendship also.
This book was a cute one which I enjoyed immensely. It is a wonderful title that parent and young adults could enjoy discussing in-depth. I will be eagerly awaiting the next book in this series, and waiting for the chance to recommend this book to a fellow Sherlock fan.
Profanity/Language: 3 mild obscenities; 1 derogatory name; 2 anatomical terms.
Violence/Gore: A dead man is briefly described, some blood is mentioned along with the description of his chest being “ripped open”; blood is mentioned to be dripping to the floor from an injured person; several references do death, dead bodies, and blood; an animal is killed and blood is described; a child is mentioned to have run away from home to go on an adventure.
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Alcohol / Drug Use:
Adults smoke; minors drink; adults drink.