Beastly Bones, by William Ritter

February 28, 2017

Review by Ethan Romer

After recently completing a serial killer investigation, R.F. Jackaby and Abigail Rook have a new case – 4 new cases.  They are investigators of unexplained phenomena.  The most promising case of all is a new dinosaur dig site in Gads Valley where friend, policeman Charlie Barker lives.  Recently the wife of the Farmer (whose land the dinosaur was found on) was mysteriously found dead in a field.  The only thing that appeared to be unusual about her death was a dark purple mark on her neck.  One of the four cases that Jackaby and Abigail had received was a woman who had died in her apartment with a dark purple mark on her neck.  As robberies and maulings appear near the site Jackaby and Abigail must find the killer before it’s too late.

‘Beastly Bones’ has snuck up on it’s predecessor and taken the spot as the newest Jackaby book.  It is the type of book that will keep you reading till 2 o’clock in the morning.  This is so because of the many, surprising twists and turns throughout the book.  This book will not disappoint Fantasy readers who enjoy Sherlock Holmes and comical humor.  I recommend this book to all readers who are not scared of bloody corpses and vicious villains.

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