Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
A terrible crime forces Lucy to turn to Lockwood for help, and sets them on the trail of dark secrets at the heart of London society. Both professionally and personally, their investigation stirs up forces they may not be able to control...
Ghouls and spectres, thrills and tension in this brand-new instalment in Jonathan Stroud's bestselling series.
'Stroud is a genius' - Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series.
PUBLICATION SEPTEMBER 2016
The brand-new Lockwood Co. from global bestselling author, Jonathan Stroud. Ghouls and spectres beware, London's smallest (but best) psychic detection agency is back, and on your case ...
"If you're in the market to have your pants scared off this Halloween, this atmospheric tale, finely balanced between horror and humour, will definitely do the trick ... There are few writers whose work I look forward to more." -- Imogen Russell Williams Middle Grade Strikes Back "Publication of a new Lockwood and Co. adventure must qualify as one of the literary events of the year. Jonathan Stroud not only writes like a dream, he creates some of the most inventive, most exciting storylines around." -- Andrea Reece LoveReading "Brilliant as ever." Spectator "I enjoyed it so much, I hope there will be yet another book soon to follow in this fabulously told series." Amazed Earthling, with Guardian Children's Books "I love this series so much, the characters are funny ... the ghosts are awesome." An Awful Lot of Reading
Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London, where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is the author of the best-selling BARTIMAEUS sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide. As well as four other novels: HEROES OF THE VALLEY, THE LAST SIEGE, THE LEAP and BURIED FIRE, Jonathan is now writing a chilling new series called LOCKWOOD CO. He lives in Hertfordshire with his family.