Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby #3) by William Ritter (5 out of 5)

The third book in William Ritter’s “Jackaby” series finds our unusual detective wrestling with his personal demons..many which are alluded to in the first two books of the series. Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghost of 926 Augur Lane, asks her fellow friends and residents to dip into her murder. Abigail Rook, Jackaby’s assistant, and the quirky detective find out the mayor may have known a bit more than he let on, and that’s when things start to get cagey. They begin by searching for Howard Carson, who has been missing since that fateful evening. The trail of bodies grows deeper, and before they know it, the “cold case” that was Jenny’s murder may not be so cold when a grisly murder mirrors her own. Abigail finds herself in a situation that is not the least bit enviable and finds she may hold the key to unlocking not only the murderers of Jenny and the others, but to Jackaby burying some of his demons as well. There is resolution on several fronts here, and Ritter does a fantastic job of tying up the ends for the reader and explaining what happened with the current situation as well. A truly fantastic and gruesome walk into the darkness and the underworld. If your young adult or adult likes a quirky series based somewhat on Sherlock Holmes with a touch of welcome madness, give them this series! 

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~ by generationgbooks on October 2, 2016.

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