Lockwood & Co: The Creeping Shadow

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.
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 35mm | 383g
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552573159
  • 9780552573153
  • 76,914

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"Stroud's nerve-shredding ghouls, laconic hilarity and intelligent character development make him a must for fiction aficionados with an iron nerve"
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"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 Review *
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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 also the author of the best-selling BARTIMAEUS sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide, and also of four other novels: HEROES OF THE VALLEY, THE LAST SIEGE, THE LEAP and BURIED FIRE. He lives in Hertfordshire with his family. He has yet to see a ghost, but is keeping his eyes open.
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7,888 ratings
4.5 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (2,732)
3 6% (473)
2 1% (40)
1 0% (17)
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