This turn of the century New England thriller was just thing I needed when life was busy and stressful.Jackaby is a breath of fresh air. I loved getting caught up in this intriguing, darkly funny, and suspenseful tale. Jackaby can see things other can not, paranormal and otherworldly things. His young assistant gets drawn into his world of solving strange crimes and becomes quite an adept detective herself. This smart and engrossing story had me yearning to get back to it. I'm looking forward to seeing what this author does next.