Ghouls and spectres beware! London's smallest (but best) psychic detection agency Lockwood & Co. is back with a fourth deliciously terrifying tale!
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.
“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”
“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.”
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