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Beastly Bones
Beastly Bones: A Jackaby Novel | William Ritter
Ive found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time Ive known him. Working as his assistant tends to call for a somewhat flexible relationship with reality . . . 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, members of a particularly vicious species of shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens. A day later, their owner is found murdered, with a single mysterious puncture wound to her neck. Then, in nearby Gads Valley, dinosaur bones from a recent dig go missing, and an unidentifiable beast attacks animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind. Policeman Charlie Cane, exiled from New Fiddleham to the valley, calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer.Beastly Bones, the second installment in the series, delivers the same quirky humor and unforgettable characters as Jackaby, the book the Chicago Tribune called Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.A 2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Title
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Melmar
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TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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sparrowssavvy
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While I did love the first book more, this was a solid follow up book and continued on the charming and witty adventures of Jackaby and Abigail. I found I had figured out most of the story partway through. I am curious to see where the next two go though.

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KtheBookwyrm
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This was another quick, fun read. I‘m really enjoying this series.

SW-T Enjoyable series. Have you tried the Peter Grant series by Aaronovitch? 3mo
KtheBookwyrm @SW-T i think I‘ve seen the cover but never read it or even knew what it was about. I‘ll have to check it out! Thanks 3mo
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Shuks22
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This one was so exciting! One fanged vampires, dragons, animals that can change into different forms, plus Jackaby is hilarious. I want some more bonding between Abigail and Charlie.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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This series is so underrated. Corky and fun. I live how blasee they are like "well of course there's dragons" or "well obviously they're shape shifting fish pretending to be cats."

PathfinderNicole I loved the Jackaby series so much! 8mo
JacqMac I agree. I just convinced my kid to read it. I told him it‘s like a supernatural Sherlock and he was sold. 8mo
Johanna414 Yes! The fish/cats made me laugh! 8mo
SW-T Loved the Jackaby series! 💕 8mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Time for another good old reread. Apparently I'm bringing like all my historical fictions right now...

RainyDayReading Loved this one! 8mo
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Melmar
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I love this series so much.

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MommyOfTwo
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Yep this will be my day until I have to brave the cold, two more times, to pick up the kids from school.

Puredragonstar Lemon poppy? Yum 😋!! 10mo
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sarahgreatlove
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My other favorite mystery series, the Jackaby books, are competing with everything else in my life for my time. I‘m reading these on kindle (they are very cheap) but would like to own the paper copies. I didn‘t enjoy this book quite as much as book 1, mainly because I was very frustrated at Abigail‘s desire to prove herself a paleontologist when surely its far more interesting to be a detective of the paranormal!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MommyOfTwo
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Trying to read but someone keeps saying pet me. #CatsOfLitsy

Tamra How can you resist? 10mo
MommyOfTwo @Tamra right? I definitely paid her some attention, until she had enough and laid at the bottom of the bed. 10mo
LaraReads So precious! 😻 10mo
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nu-bibliophile
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"Some girls work in shops or sell flowers. Some girls find husbands and play house. I assist a mad detective in investigating unexplained phenomena."

???

Patchshank That sounds interesting 10mo
nu-bibliophile @Patchshank Oh it is! It's book 2 of the Jackaby series. 10mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Ahhhh, I love a good DDC reference 😂😂😂

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JacqMac
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I love this series. It‘s a great, fun read when the world is full of anxiety and you just want to get lost for awhile. I think the second book was better than the first.
#25infive

TheReadingMermaid What's your time right now? 11mo
JacqMac @TheReadingMermaid Right now, it‘s 17:20. 11mo
TheReadingMermaid You're doing awesome and you still have two days left!!! Don't give up keep going 👍🏻 11mo
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JacqMac @TheReadingMermaid Awww... thanks for the cheer. I‘m not sure how I‘m doing so well. It‘s also been a busy weekend. 11mo
TheReadingMermaid I tend to always surprise myself during these silly readathons. You never know when you're going to overshadow your previous time and wow yourself! 11mo
Andrew65 A great effort, well Done! 👏 11mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Definitely better than the first ☺️ 11mo
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JacqMac
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We are the path.
#25inFive

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JacqMac
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I fell asleep yesterday, before I could post. I‘m stating today with just over five hours on the clock. And a fun little read.
#25inFive @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great, right on track for 25 hours. 11mo
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UnabridgedPod
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I love this Sherlockian paranormal YA series. Protagonist Abigail Rook, the narrator, is a compellingly feminist woman of the time. Great fun! Can‘t wait to read book 3.

Who else is reading this series?

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brittanythebookdragon
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I dare say I liked this one even better than the first. Laughable moments. Dinosaurs. Mystery. Fish cats. Definitely recommended for a quick, light read. Excellent to get you back into things if you‘re in a slump. I can‘t wait to read the next one!

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Ash.on.the.line
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Finished the second book of the Jackaby series, and it‘s still charming. I did feel it could have a little more Jackaby wit, but overall it was a quick fun read.

Trashcanman 👋🏼 1y
Ash.on.the.line @Trashcanman 👋🏼 when I saw you commented I thought I was getting the eyeballs 👁👁 👋🏼😄 1y
Trashcanman @Ash.on.the.line lol, I like to change it up every once in a while. 1y
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I didn't like this one quite as much as the first of the series but it was still am enjoyable read. It is fast paced and I like reading quick easy books in between bigger ones. I will definitely pick up the next book of the series soon after the slight cliffhanger Beastly Bones ended on. It seems that Jackaby and Abigail will be investigating what really happened to their ghost roommate Jenny.

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RedxoHearts

"The greatest figures in history are never the ones who avoid failure, but those who march chin-up through countless failures, one after the next, until they come upon the occasional victory.”... “Failure is not the opposite of success—it‘s a part of it."
- Jackaby

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RedxoHearts
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1. Something completely different from the real world and what ever is going on.
2. A mix of both.
3. I tried piano, guitar, and trombone as a kid but never got the hang of any of them.
4. Make You Feel My Love - Adele

#sundaysurvey by @alisonrose

alisonrose Thanks for playing!! 1y
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RedxoHearts

"All exceptional people are, by definition, exceptions to the norm. If we insist on being ordinary, we can never be truly extraordinary." - Jackaby

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RedxoHearts
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Starting September out right with some reading. So far this one is as fun as the first of the Jackaby series. This one starts out with fish/kittens and vampires.

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RedxoHearts
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Joining in with #TwoInThree readathon challenge for this weekend. Thanks to @Samplergal for the fun challenge.

I'm starting with Beastly Bones (Jackaby #2) by William Ritter

Samplergal Yay!!! Have fun! 1y
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lauraodom
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Loving this series so far!
Just bought the next two from Book Outlet!

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courtney88jones
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Only ten chapters left to read.

#AmReading #readingsprints #readingsprint #readwithme

RealLifeReading Cute bookmark! 1y
courtney88jones Thanks lol, I got them from Target in sets of 4. They're my first ever magnetic bookmarks and I love them 🤘 1y
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puddlebook
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Book 2 just as awesome as book 1 :)
I read this book a few months ago, but I remember the family complaining when was dinner getting started, and I ignored them and kept reading. This series is that good!! oh, BTW, daddy n kiddos had pizza delivered that night! Lol.

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Crewgurl
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Beastly Bones (tagged)
Burritos!!
Holly Black
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Burritos!! 1y
Crewgurl @JoScho yes! With the exclamation marks of course!! Lol 1y
Jess7 Burritos!! Yes! 🙌🏼 1y
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Crewgurl @Jess7 I might have had one for lunch...lol. 1y
Guildedearlobe Burritos make everything better. 1y
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Tianarose
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2 am. Book done. Been a while since I stayed up this late reading. Loved it just as much as the first. Time to find the third. :)

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Tianarose
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Two of my faves.

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Tianarose
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Couldn‘t resist jumping into the second one right away. Luckily, I didn‘t have to wait long for it to become available at the library!

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TiffanyMichele
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Read this book a few weeks ago and the pomegranate quote still has me cackling. #goodquote

Jess_Franzino Pomegranates ARE quite dangerous...both in myth and how easily they stain things 😂 1y
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Minispok
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Got off work early, so doing some #audiocleaning
#MountTBR #popsugar2018

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MirrorMask
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#Coolbooks #Beast @Linsy

I decided to not go with the obvious. ☺️

Linsy These books have been on my TBR for ages! 1y
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Lmstraubie
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I love the sheer quirkiness of this mystery series. I love the mystery and the humor. The narrator is fantastic! Now I just need the rest of the series in #audiobook format, but alas not on Hoopla, not on Libby.

Bookzombie If you have access to RBDigital, the third one was on there the last time I checked. 1y
Lmstraubie @Bookzombie Thanks for the tip, unfortunately my RBdigital doesn't have it 😕 1y
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Lmstraubie
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A little #audioweeding today

CouronneDhiver That‘s what I should be doing too 😂 1y
Melissa_J I just spend the last couple of hours weeding and planting flowers! Now I‘m exhausted. I never thought to listen to an audiobook while doing so. I need to get better at this audiobook thing if I‘m ever to make them work for me 🤣 1y
Lmstraubie @Melissa_J I look for things to do, just so I have an excuse to listen 🤣🤣🤣 1y
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Lmstraubie
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Next up on #audio the second book in this quirky series.

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Johanna414
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Finished this while Lane napped and Nina enjoyed some tummy time (aka Nina fell asleep during tummy time and made zero effort to lift her head...)

I actually like this much better than the first book. I was a little ambivalent about continuing the series but I‘m very glad I did!

Alfoster Awwww😍! 1y
sprainedbrain So cute! 😍 1y
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Johanna414
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The library is being used for testing all afternoon, so I‘m a little limited in what I can get done today.... it‘s also about 20 degrees colder than the rest of the school. So I‘m hiding in the faculty room for a little while to warm up!

Slajaunie I am done! School‘s out for summer! 1y
Johanna414 @Slajaunie I‘m jealous! We have students until June 11th and then state testing until the 22nd. New York State goes soooo much longer than everywhere else! 😭 1y
Slajaunie We start at the beginning of August! 1y
FeastOfFiction We‘ve been out since May 18! Woohoo for summer break! 1y
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Johanna414
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Yesterday was a stressful day at work, followed by a stressful evening at home. Came in to work this morning and immediately got bombarded with annoyances- students with computer problems, inconsiderate coworkers, a parent calling about a brand new book being destroyed by the rain...
Something light and fun was necessary for my lunch break...

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Shaheera
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“By request of my employer, the contents of chapter thirteen have not only been omitted; they have been pulled directly from my typewriter, shredded, and used as terrarium liner for a particularly pungent frog.” Aah, Jackaby! 😆

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Loving this series by William Ritter! Jackaby, the first in the series, was good but this one was better in my opinion. If you like Sherlock Holmes & enjoy a touch of the magical, all stirred with a bit of humour, you‘ll love this too. Jackaby & Miss Rook are in the middle of a case involving kittenfish(u need to read it!) when they‘re called to a dig site in Gads Valley that involves fossilized bones & a murder. 5⭐️

ScorpioBookDreams I‘ve emailed you about whether you‘re wanting me to order the Waterstones Catwoman for you. 💕 2y
Lizpixie @ScorpioBookDreams I just emailed you back. Suffice to say, I fell into a pre order black hole and ended up buying five books! 2y
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Loving the Jackaby series by William Ritter! It‘s funny, witty & clever, with a touch of snark. #dontstareatthefrog

tpixie Lol 2y
wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 2y
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Lizpixie
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I started The Wicked Deep but I just wasn‘t in the mood for it, so I‘ve picked up this instead. It‘s kinda a half & half novel, half magical realism & half crime/mystery so hopefully it will appeal to both sides of my “readers brain” #itsarealthingjustaskanybibliophile

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BookishBlonde12
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“She me girls work in shops or sell flowers. Some girls find husbands and play house. I assist a mad detective in investigating unexplained phenomena. My name is Abigail Rook, and this is what I do.”

Second book in the series did not disappoint! Vicious shape-shifters disguised as kittens. Bones from a recent archaeological dig go missing and an anonymous beast starts attacking the locals. More mysteries for Jackaby and Abigail to solve!

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BookishBlonde12
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Had a great time participating in the #DeweyReadathon clocked about 7 hours before I had to leave to meet friends for the day. Can‘t wait for the next one!

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BookishBlonde12
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On to book 2! 📚 ✨

#Readathon #DeweysReadathon

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt2 is the 2nd book in the Jackaby series by William Ritter. This is a #blameitonlitsy & a #blameitonthedaughter purchase, after seeing it all over here then @Ciara_Rosey received Jackaby in her only swap, I finally picked it up and loved it. Of course I then had to get the other books too, didn‘t I? #weakimjustweak #sharingtheblame

Sarah83 That globe 😍😍😍💖💖💖 2y
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LaceyDoesLit
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Ash.on.the.line
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After a long day I come home to #Bookmail from the lovely @Jess7 for her giveaway! Thank you times a million! I can‘t wait to read this! 😍😊😄 how I love this awesome community!

Jess7 🤗🤗🎉 2y
Reviewsbylola Your phone. 😍😍 2y
Ash.on.the.line @Reviewsbylola 💜 I love old phones! 2y
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