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Why does nobody know about the Jackaby series by William Ritter????

For goodness sakes, its the most Tumblr thing I’ve ever read!!

It started out as a superwholock fanfiction, until the author realized he had an actual story on his hands and rewrote it into his own thing.

The main character is a woman, and the second main character is a detective of the supernatural. Who lives in a house bigger on the inside.

The woman, Abigail Rook, moved away from home because she wanted adventure and breaks the gender stereotype all the time. (Its based in Victorian new England)

Theres a ghost girl who was mudered living in Jackaby’s house. And also there’s a duck pond on the second floor, with a duck who used to be human but decided he would rather be a duck.

Abigail canonically bangs a werewolf. Possibly multiple times. (Its not described, only mentioned.) But she Definately has a crush on him.

The second book has a dragon.

The third book has a canon trans character. Ive only read the unedited version of the book (ill explain why in a minute) so I don’t know if this bit has been changed very much, but the character was very important to the story and didn’t die.

And theres a vampire with only one tooth.

Seriously, its an amazing series. And I’m not just saying that because I know the author. He happens to live in my town (and he teaches high school mythology at a local school). He signed my book and gave me a pre-readers copy of the third, which is not edited and very confidential ^^“ he’s an awesome dude tho!!

Not to mention, there’s a free ebook short story online called The Map, which takes place after the first book.

So! Go read Jackaby! You won’t regret it!

Jackaby - an instrumental fanmix for Jackaby by William Ritter

  • irene’s theme // David Arnold + The London Session Orchestra
  • georgiana //Jean-Yves Thibaudet + the English Chamber Orchrestra
  • potential clients // David Arnold + The London Session Orchestra
  • adrift in the tardis // Murrary Gold
  • night of terror // Timothy Fain
  • clockwork tardis // Murrary Gold
  • bad romance // The Vitamin String Quartet
  • the game is on // David Arnold
  • i am the doctor // Murrary Gold

[listen] [insp]


“Miss Rook, I am not an occultist.” Jackaby turned on the landing and faced me. “I am a man of reason and science. I believe what I can see or prove, and what I can see is often difficult for others to grasp. I have a gift that is, as far as I have found, unique to me. It allows me to see truth where others see the illusion—and there are many illusions, so many masks and facades. All the world’s a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain.”

- Jackaby by William Ritter