Waiting on Wednesday: Beastly Bones by William Ritter

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine which showcases our most anticipated releases.

This week's selection:

Title: Beastly Bones

Author: William Ritter

Release Date: September 22nd, 2015

Book two in the Jackaby series


The highly anticipated follow-up to the “rich world” of the “lighthearted and assured debut,” featuring an “irresistible character” whose first thrilling and original adventure “demands sequels.”

“I’ve found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I’ve 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, 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.



I really enjoyed the first book in the series and I have an ARC for this which I'm really excited to start!


  1. I haven't read Jackaby but I heard good things. Great pick!

  2. Sounds like something my step-mom would love - this is right up her alley. She's been running out of books to read lately too, so I'll definitely have to tell her about this series.

  3. That's a new to me series! Hope you enjoy this second installment!

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    1. Thanks! I'm excited to get to it :)