Ghostly Echoes

Ghostly Echoes

eBook - 2016
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"The highly anticipated third volume of the paranormal detective series perfect for "readers who enjoy Doctor Who, Supernatural, Grimm...and of course, Sherlock Holmes stories, and who are ready to say up into the wee hours." Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly landlord of 826 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her detective-agency tenants to solve a decade-old murder--her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny's fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny's case isn't so cold after all, and her killer may be far more dangerous than they suspected. Fantasy and folklore mix with mad science as Abigail's race to unravel the mystery leads her across the cold cobblestones of nineteenth-century New England, down to the mythical underworld, and deep into her colleagues' grim histories to battle the most deadly foe she has ever faced" -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2016.
ISBN: 9781616206574
Characteristics: text file
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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CMLReads_Kristin Apr 29, 2017

This third installment in the Jackaby Quartet rounds out the backstory of resident ghost, Jenny Cavanaugh. While maintaining some of the humor of the first book, the reader is catapulted through lots of action in preparation for the final book in the series: The Dire King!

bwortman Nov 29, 2016

The third entry in the Jackaby series is as enjoyable as the previous two. I'm not sure if it was the considerable time gap between reading the previous book and this one but the writing in the first few chapters seemed a bit rocky. Afterwards, however, the book settled into its plot and everything took off. An excellent continuation of the series that sets up for major happenings in the next book.

fineplan Oct 15, 2016

This series continues to be fantastic and I look forward to it continuing.

As you can tell from the book's description, this is a novel where we are going to get some answers! The series plot deepens, we get all kinds of emotional revelations, and we learn more about our favorite characters to love.

I don't want to risk spoiling anything by even hinting at what happens in the book, so I'll just close by saying that William Ritter is an extraordinary writer and I look so forward to reading more of his work in the future!

kirstd31 Sep 22, 2016

Best book yet!! This novel starts to put to light some of the mysterious of who Jackaby is.

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shayshortt
Sep 20, 2016

Three volumes into the series, the overarching plot is starting to take shape. The mysterious pale man who has been following Abigail finally steps out of the shadows, only to reveal that he is a small part of a much bigger plan. He also seems to know much more about Jackaby’s past than even his closest confidants. As they investigate Jenny’s murder, it becomes apparent that her death has some connection to the deeper mystery of New Fiddleham. While the action is less fast paced than in Jackaby or Beastly Bones, this makes room for important character development, as we finally learn how Jackaby came to be the Seer. Full review: https://shayshortt.com/2016/09/20/ghostly-echoes/

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PlatinumPusheen
Sep 12, 2016

Why must it ALWAYS take forever to come to the library?

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shayshortt
Sep 20, 2016

A decade ago, Jenny Cavanaugh was murdered at 926 Augur Lane, currently the abode of one R.F. Jackaby, and his assistant, Miss Abigail Rook. Jenny still cannot remember who killed her, and efforts to help her remember only push her into ghostly echoes that degrade her soul. But she has asked Jackaby and Abigail to take up the case, even knowing that getting her answers may untether her from the mortal world, her unfinished business finally complete. However, the Seer and his assistant are soon called in on another case. Two scientists have disappeared, and the murder of Mrs. McCaffery bears an eerie resemblance to Jenny’s own death. Either a copycat has emerged, or her killer is still stalking New Fiddleham.

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Sep 20, 2016

Questions are to the clever mind as coal is to the stoker. I will worry more when we run out of them.

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