Lockwood & Co: the Whispering Skull

Lockwood & Co: the Whispering Skull : Book 2

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"Stroud is a genius." (Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series). Ghosts and ghouls beware! London's smallest, shabbiest and most talented psychic detection agency is back. Life is never exactly peaceful for Lockwood and Co. Lucy and George are trying to solve the mystery of the talking skull trapped in their ghost jar, while Lockwood is desperate for an exciting new case. Things seem to be looking up when the team is called to Kensal Green Cemetery to investigate the grave of a sinister Victorian doctor. Strange apparitions have been seen there, and the site must be made safe. As usual, Lockwood is confident; as usual, everything goes wrong - a terrible phantom is freed and a dangerous object is stolen from the coffin. Lockwood and Co. must recover the relic before its power is unleashed, but it's a race against time. Their obnoxious rivals from the Fittes agency are also on the hunt. And if that's not bad enough, the skull in the ghost-jar is stirring again...The author of the blockbuster Bartimaeus sequence delivers another humorous and chilling instalment in the critically acclaimed Lockwood and Co. series.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 110 x 178mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552568066
  • 9780552568067
  • 711,908

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"Stroud delivers another riveting narrative" Booklist "Rousing adventures for young tomb robbers and delvers into realms better left to the dead" Kirkus "As in the first volume there are plenty of heart-stopping moments and a generous dollop of gore, but nothing most teens and confident readers can't handle: in fact, the problem will be to persuade them to put the book down. In short, it's both gross and engrossing!" The Bookbag "The Whispering Skull frees Stroud to let his flair for spectacle run riot, resulting in several deftly constructed set-pieces far more akin to true horror than the ghost house antics of the first book." Starburst "As in the first instalment, Stroud manages to perfectly balance grisly encounters with gleefully sarcastic humour." Independent Children's blogshow 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

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"Stroud delivers another riveting narrative" Booklistshow more

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8,512 ratings
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4 42% (3,570)
3 11% (941)
2 1% (93)
1 0% (25)
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