Jackaby by William Ritter. Published by Algonquin

R.F. Jacaby is a most unusual man. As an investigator of all things unexplained, Jackaby also has the rare ability to see spirits. he is looking for an assistant to aid him in his work when he meets Abigail Rook. Abigail is newly arrived in New England and is in need of a job. She has no extrasensory abilities, but she is very observant and sees things most other people miss. Jackaby takes her on and she is soon immersed in their first case – a serial killer is on the loose. The police are hunting for a human, Jackaby knows the killer is something else entirely. Only one police officer thinks Abigail and her boss may be on to something, the handsome young detective Charlie Cane. Can the killer be caught before he (or it) strikes again?

Sherlock Holmes with ESP on speed! One of the best, most original YA books I have read in a long time.

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