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The Dire King

(2017)
(The fourth book in the Jackaby series)
A novel by

 
 
The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times best-selling series the Chicago Tribune called "Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer" sends the eccentric detective and his indispensable assistant into the heart of a war between magical worlds.

The fate of the world is in the hands of detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby and his intrepid assistant, Abigail Rook. An evil king is turning ancient tensions into modern strife, using a blend of magic and technology to push Earth and the Otherworld into a mortal competition. Jackaby and Abigail are caught in the middle as they continue to solve the daily mysteries of New Fiddleham, New England - like who's created the rend between the worlds, how to close it, and why zombies are appearing around town. At the same time, the romance between Abigail and the shape-shifting police detective Charlie Cane deepens, and Jackaby's resistance to his feelings for 926 Augur Lane's ghostly lady, Jenny, begins to give way. Before the four can think about their own futures, they will have to defeat an evil that wants to destroy the future altogether.

The epic conclusion to the New York Times best-selling Jackaby series features sly humor and a quirky cast of unforgettable characters as they face off against their most dangerous, bone-chilling foe ever.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dire King: A Jackaby Novel (4)
Author(s): William Ritter
ISBN: 1-61620-670-5 / 978-1-61620-670-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dire King: A Jackaby Novel (4)
Author(s): William Ritter
ISBN: 1-61620-854-6 / 978-1-61620-854-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dire King: A Jackaby Novel
Author(s): William Ritter
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Dire King: A Jackaby Novel
Author(s): William Ritter
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Dire King: A Jackaby Novel
Author(s): William Ritter
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dire King: A Jackaby Novel
Author(s): William Ritter
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU