Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghost who calls 926 Auger Lane home alongside Detective R.F. Jackaby and his assistant Abigail Rook, has finally made the decision to enlist her lodgers to investigate a ten year old case - her own murder. To begin, they'll have to start by searching for Howard Carson, Jenny's fiancé, who disappeared on the same night that she was murdered. However, Jackaby and ...more
While this series will never leave a mark on my life as a reader it's quite enjoyable and entertaining. It's snarky, it has a good female lead and a socially inept lovely detective. Oh, and paranormal stuff. This kind of format works for me, it keeps me on my toes and it's never boring.
I guess it's one of those things that, if they're well developed, they never get old. Ghostly Echoes has flaws, but it's still ...more
1) The humor is all gone. I thought Jackaby was absolutely hilarious. The main characters were an odd pair of detectives, one a strong young woman, Abigail, the other an eccentric ...more
"My brick. My house. My whole wide world." She slid through the demolished wall. "My turn."
I'm under the impression that this is not the last book in the series. And, for that, I am severely happy.
As the third instalment in the Jackaby series, I have to say this book came a long way. While still maintaining that light mystery story, it also seemed significantly darker. I expected everything to be tied up and finish with a flare--because, when it comes to Jackaby and Abigail, a flare is all the ...more
It was exciting to get Jenny's story and see her history. Of course there are more things revealed and more bad guys and more more more. The ending is satisfying to a point, but if this is the last book, I will be irritated because there is a great set up for a book 4.
Overall, a quick and fun read. I think I could read these characters forever.
**Huge thanks t ...more
Time to find out a lot about the ghost and a little about the secretive detective.
Personal milestone: this was the two-thousandth book added to my fantasy shelf. Of course, that isn't counting all the fantasy I read and ...more
I JUST LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH!
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Plot – 4.5 out of 5 stars
This series just keeps getting better and better. The plot of this book is action packed and fast paced. There’s still so much mystery to be uncovered and the whole book has this giant feeling of suspense and heaviness which wasn’t present in the previous books. Yet it still keeps its entertainment factor and I loved the ...more
The great thing about series when done well is that there is a certain familiarity that eases you into the story and this third instalment was the best so far. Jackaby and Abigail finally start working on Jenny’s case, in what turns out to be a thrilling plot. Additionally, seemingly random elements that appeared in the previous two books, start merging together into the picture of a huge threat! Can’t wait for the final episode!
Actual rating: 3.7 stars
I have to admit I kinda forgot what happened in this book. It's not because it's not memorable but because I have read at least 7 books more after this and you have to understand, my memory in the first place is not that good.
Ghostly Echoes is the 3rd book in the Jackaby series and no, you can't read it as a standalone. You have to read the 2 previous books before picking this one up. There will be some spoilers and new characters in the book that will leave you confuse i ...more
This series just keeps getting better and better. Ghostly Echoes has been my favourite book in this series so far.
Ten years ago, Abigail was murdered. Now there are similar murders occurring, and Jackaby and Abigail might finally have a shot at figuring out who truly murdered Jenny and what happened to her fiancé.
I really liked Abigail in the first book, she really grew on m ...more
There’s definitely something rotten in the state of New Fiddleham.
This series in general has really given me a Newt Scamander vibe – in fact, if they were looking to cast Jackaby, Eddie Redmayne wouldn’t be a bad choice for the role. It’s probably hardest to review this installment in the series becau ...more
The Map: ★★★★
Beastly Bones: ★★★★★
Ghostly Echoes: ★★★★★
The Dire King: ★★★★
You keep sacrificing young maidens until you’ve burned through them all but the monster will still be there, will still be waiting, will still be a monster. I’ve ceased appeasing monsters.
I discovered the Jackaby series on Goodreads I think earlier this year. Marketed as a supernatural Sherlock, I was sold, despite having never read or watched anything Sherlock related. I'm very good at knowing what I'd be ...more
I’m not going to go into the plot as that will take me into spoiler territory, which is somewhere I don’t like to go in my reviews.
It was really nice to see the characters grow. I feel like Abigail gets stronger with every book and I love seeing her triumph. We get a few questions answered in this one, we finally find out the truth behind what happened to Jenny. A couple of Jackaby’s many secrets were revealed as well, though I do think there are plenty of ...more
Another fantastic book in the Jackaby series, in Ghostly Echoes we finally get to learn more about Jenny and her case. Again, the characters are all fantastic, including all the new ones that we get to meet and those returning from the previous books. And I really enjoyed following the larger story that finally begins to piece together in this book.
Though there are a few slower moments throughout this installment, it does pick up again and provides much needed information and setup for ...more
The story did progress rather well though!! I love where this overall series arc is going and I always appreciate being able to look back and see what had been planne ...more
I really love this series, and I'm sad that I only have one book left. I'm not going to buy the next one until it comes out in paperback, though, so I won't have to say goodbye to Jackaby and Co. for at least a year..
Anyway, this story was just as gripping and entertaining as the other two, and I really enjoyed getting to learn more about Jenny. The characters have definitely grown into a strange sort of famil ...more
EDIT: I've decided since I didn't really care for this or the one before, and since it's going in a darker direction than I'd like, that I'm not going to read the final book. I just don't want to go through that. I'll enjoy the fact that I loved the first book and the novella, but I'm done with Jackaby from here, and that's okay.
(Review originally posted on The Page Dreamer: https://thepagedreamer.wordpress.com/...)
I've been looking forward to reading this for quite awhile, and now I have confli ...more
I absolutely adore these characters and this world so so much. Everything about these books is just…charming. But I think the best part of Ghostly Echoes is that it’s a bit darker than the other two books in the series so far.
The third book in the Jackaby series focuses a lot on Jenny Cavanaugh, ...more
"Let's go save the world" - Abigail Rook
The penultimate book in the Jackaby series was definitely riveting. If book 1 was lacking in substance in terms of the depth of characters and plot, book 2 stepped up the game and book 3 just showed that the Jackaby series is more than just a soft padding book series of a mild mannered somewhat eccentric detective's, various quests in tackling paranormal activities in New Fiddleham.
The residents of 926 Augur Lane can get tough when they have to.
After all those questions I had after book 2 I got some answers...and some more questions.
I laughed, I even more cried because damn, there are some heartbreaking moments just when you don't expect them.
I loved that we finally got to know more about Jenny and also about Jackaby and I hope we'll get to know him some more in book 4.
Also I want a Douglas ♥
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