This is a clever, awkwardly charming-ish, 19th century New England-y, Sherlock-Holmes-esque, paranormal mystery. It’s not addictive, but it’s a solid read. At times, it feels a bit predictable, but the mystery itself was smart and well-planned.
The idea of Sherlock Holmes has been revisited so many times, in so many ways, that it’s hard to bring something new to the table, but Jackaby is a decent take. I think it would appeal to mystery lovers, paranormal readers, Sherlock fans, and Whovians.