Author(s): Jonathan Stroud
Lucy has left Lockwood Co. A freelance operative, she is hiring herself out to other agencies - agencies that might value her ever-improving skills. But now Lockwood needs her help. Penelope Fittes, leader of the well-renowned Fittes Agency wants Lockwood Co. - and only them - to locate and remove the 'Source' for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. It's a tough assignment. Made worse by the tensions between Lucy and the other agents - even the skull is treating her like a jilted lover! What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving their closest rivals may just do the trick. But not all is at it seems. And it's not long before a shocking revelation rocks Lockwood Co. to its very core..."Stroud is a genius." (Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series).
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.