|“||Even something top-of-the-line bottoms out once in a while. She just needs a little tune-up, that's all.||”|
— Jackie, File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents
Jackie lives in Stain'd-by-the-Sea with their grandfather and dog, Lysistrata. While their grandfather works at the bowling alley, Jackie is the main mechanic at Moray Wheels, and they often repaired the Bellerophon Taxi.
Ransom NoteJackie is currenly working on Cleo Knight's Dilemma. When they require help, Pip and Squeak Bellerophon bring Lemony Snicket, who has been solving a lot of mysteries around town. Jackie is a little disappointed that Snicket doesn't look "tough," before explaining that someone kidnapped their watchdog, Lysistrata. A ransom note was left on the Dilemma's windshield, telling the mechanic to bring a complete set of Dugga Drills to 1300 Blotted Boulevard at midnight if they wanted to see their dog again. Dugga Drills were incredibly valuable, but Jackie would give them up to get their dog back. They can't figure out, though, how a stranger got Lysistrata to go with them, as she'd be barking like crazy, and the dog was known for her loud bark. Pip and Squeak suggest that she could be hidden at the Hairdryer Emporium, as it's very loud, but Jackie reponds that the business closed up a few weeks before.
Snicket suggests that the two of them go to catch the kidnapper red-handed, and Jackie tells him that they can pick him up from the Lost Arms around eleven on their motorcycle, but that Pip and Squeak shouldn't come, as their taxi might attract attention. Jackie's grandfather then arrives, telling the other kids to leave, as they were keeping Jackie from working on the Dilemma. Jackie insists that their grandfather isn't going to take over this job for them, and their grandfather brags about competing in the Margritte Derby, though that was thirty-seven years before, and he came in thirty-seventh place.At eleven, Jackie picks up Snicket, and he asks why the kidnapper didn't just steal the drills, and instead stole a loud dog. Jackie drives them to Blotted Boulevard, and Snicket hides while Jackie waits for the kidnapper. They never arrive, and after two hours, Jackie returns, and Snicket suggests they go for a ride, as the kidnapper has had his fun by now, and Lysistrata will be returned shortly.
Lyistrata was kidnapped by Jackie's grandfather, who hid her at the bowling alley, where he frequented. Jackie and Snicket catch him and Lysistrata taking Cleo Knight's Dilemma out for a joyride.
Figure in Fog
Though they do not appear, Snicket thinks about Jackie as he walks, and he wonders how long they and their grandfather would remain in a town that was going nowhere.
Jackie is described as "about [Lemony's] age." In the illustration, they have short dark hair and a mechanic's uniform with their name on the back.
- Notably, Jackie's pronouns are not revealed in the story.
- Their dog, Lysistrata, appears to be named after an ancient greek athenian and play.