Lockwood & Co: The Creeping Shadow

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What to expect

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.

Critics Review

  • like the Famous Five fused with HP Lovecraft […] cosy and terrifying

    Financial Times
  • Stroud’s nerve-shredding ghouls, laconic hilarity and intelligent character development make him a must for fiction aficionados with an iron nerve

    Guardian
  • this spine-chilling adventure is the perfect ghostly read

    The Week Junior
  • Brilliant as ever

    Spectator
  • 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.

    Middle Grade Strikes Back

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