Lockwood & Co: The Creeping Shadow
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Lockwood & Co: The Creeping Shadow

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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).show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 35mm | 383g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552573159
  • 9780552573153
  • 28,780

Review quote

"like the Famous Five fused with HP Lovecraft [...] cosy and terrifying" -- Suzi Feay Financial Times "Stroud's nerve-shredding ghouls, laconic hilarity and intelligent character development make him a must for fiction aficionados with an iron nerve" -- Imogen Russell-Williams Guardian "this spine-chilling adventure is the perfect ghostly read" -- Book Club The Week Junior "Brilliant as ever" Spectator "All the books in the series have been excellent, but in The Creeping Shadow, Stroud manages to pile mystery on top of suspense, leaving me with the feeling that a year is far, far, too long to wait for the concluding part of a series that instantly shot to the very top of my reading pile. This is young adult writing of the very highest quality." -- Linda Wilson Crime Reviewshow more

About Jonathan Stroud

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.show more

Review Text

"All the books in the series have been excellent, but in The Creeping Shadow, Stroud manages to pile mystery on top of suspense, leaving me with the feeling that a year is far, far, too long to wait for the concluding part of a series that instantly shot to the very top of my reading pile. This is young adult writing of the very highest quality."show more

Back cover copy

A city besieged by spirits? A cannibal risen from the dead? There’s only one ghost-hunting team you need… But Lockwood & Co. is an agent down – Lucy Carlyle is now a freelance operative. And they have a lot on their plate : monstrous handprints on a window, sinister chopping sounds from a haunted kitchen… Not to mention the Creeping Shadow – a hulking menace that stalks a village churchyard, raising spirits from the grave. The team desperately need Lucy’s help. If she can be persuaded to return…show more
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