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  • ISBN: 9781616206703
  • ISBN: 1616206705
  • Physical Description: 344 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.

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In this conclusion to the Jackaby series, the eccentric detective and his assistant Abigail Rook find themselves in the middle of a war between magical worlds.
An evil king is using a blend of magic and technology to push Earth and the Otherworld into a mortal competition. In New Fiddleham, Jackaby and Abigail are caught in the middle as they try to close the rend between the two worlds, and discover why zombies are appearing around town. As the romance between Abigail and the shape-shifting police detective Charlie Cane deepens, Jackaby's feelings for 926 Augur Lane's ghostly lady, Jenny, begins to deepen. Can they defeat an evil that wants to destroy the future altogether?

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 October #1
    The town of New Fiddleham has become aware of the shadowy creatures roaming its streets (and occasionally killing a citizen), and now the Mayor leads a political campaign to do away with them all. Unfortunately, this unrest means that the powerful Dire King (ruler of evil fairy) is making his final move and all that stands between him and the mortal world are the dedicated supernatural talents of detective R.F. Jackaby, his very able assistant Miss Rook, and their assorted human and non-human friends. Not everyone is up to full strength, though, and there is treachery afoot. The concluding volume in the Jackaby series is delightful and touching, from its intelligent humor to a final tribute to true love, with a few surprises concerning main characters thrown in for good measure. Warning: not everyone makes it out alive, but that doesn't mean they're lost forever. Ritter's Sherlockian tale concludes in a way that will satisfy readers, and will pick up a few new friends along the way who will want to read the quarter in its entirety. Grades 8-11. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

William Ritter is an Oregon author and educator. He is the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood, and husband to the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark. The Dire King is the fourth and final book in his acclaimed New York Times bestselling Jackaby series. Visit William Ritter online at and find him on Twitter: @Willothewords.

Subject: Animals, Mythical > Juvenile fiction.
Imaginary creatures > Fiction.
Supernatural > Fiction.
New England > Social life and customs > 19th century > Juvenile fiction.
Zombies > Fiction.
Ghost stories.
Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Private investigators > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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