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Lockwood & Co. Media Coverage

“Seriously scary, brilliant prose.”
The Metro

 “A dashing teenage hero, a ghostly cult leader and a girl gravedigger with serious personal hygiene issues are just some of the delights that lie in wait in The Whispering Skull, Jonathan Stroud’s second book in the Lockwood & Co. series.”
The Independent
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"A blissful read."
The Evening Standard
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“With the same sophisticated imagination that made his Bartimaeus series such a success, Stroud’s writing is assured and nimble. He’s terrific at mixing the macabre with high-school-level repartee.”
The New York Times
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"The story is just as spooky, and brilliantly told as the previous instalment  - which admittedly you don’t need to have read first, but why miss out?"
The Scotsman

"Fantastic characters, fast-paced action, and truly alarming in places."
The Guardian
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"A delicious mixture of bone-dry wit and spooky shocks."
Financial Times
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"If you’re a fan of swordplay, ghost stories and snark, go out RIGHT NOW and pick up the first book…Fingers crossed that Jonathan Stroud will keep these books coming for a ZILLION YEARS."
Kirkus Reviews
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SFX magazine



Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books blog
Science Fiction World
Robin McKinley's blog
The Bookwitch blog
Children's Books Ireland
The Telegraph – on the audio book
Literary Grand Rounds blog
A Little Ink blog
The Social Potato
The Book Plank blog
Kirkus Reviews
Literally Addicted blog
Once Upon a Series blog
Winged Reviews blog
The Blog of a Bookoholic blog
Adventures by Daddy blog
Daisy Chain Book Reviews blog
Nayu's Reading Corner blog
Bookshelves of Doom blog
Little Luna's Library blog


Rick Riordan
Lebens lust blog
Interview at the Edinburgh Book Festival 2013


Guardian interactive Lockwood story: ' The Dagger in the Desk'
Hear Jonathan read the story

Waterstones guest blog

Totally Random Books author takeover:
1. Lockwood: creation to publication
2. Jonathan's best things about school
3. The, now famous, biscuitometer!
4. Jonathan's touring tips


Dark Readers blog :
Top Tips for a Scary Story

Overflowing Library blog :
Six Things I Can't Write Without

Narratively Speaking blog:
The Trouble with Covers

Winged Reviews blog:
Fashion Accessories for Ghost-hunters

Serendipity Reviews blog:
The Write Way

Fabulous Book Fiend bog:
My Three Favourite Ghosts

A Daydreamers Thoughts blog:
How I Became a Writer

Book Zone - Ghost-hunting:
Tools of the Trade

Fluttering Butterflies blog:
My Favourite Places to Read

Read & Repeat blog:
Location Location

Video trailer for The Screaming Staircase
The Screaming Staircase interactive game
Lockwood event in München, Germany in November 2013
Interview for Sable Caught blogger
VIDEO Q&As . . .
Why is Lockwood & Co. set in London?

'The Problem' in Lockwood & Co.

My favourite scene in The Screaming Staircase

Does mixing scary stuff and humour really work?
Lockwood & Co. - in one sentence!

Characters in Lockwood & Co.

About Lockwood & Co. - Book Two!

Link to Books