Those who are a fan of supernatural fiction and horror films should check out the new television series Lockwood & Co. This series follows the adventures of a team of ghost hunters who are out to stop deadly spirits from haunting London. They do this without the aid of an adult, as they attempt to save people from their evil spells.
Psychic detective agency Lockwood & Co have an assignment to find out the source of paranormal activity at Carey Combe Hall. The Screaming Staircase is the latest installment in the Lockwood & Co series and is published in the UK by Random House Children’s Publishers.
The Screaming Staircase is a gripping read, balancing plenty of horror with a good level of warmth. The characters are engaging and well-rounded. The supernatural elements are expertly woven into the story. The book is targeted at mid to late teens and will appeal to young readers looking for a fun read.
Jonathan has also been taking part in a number of tours to promote his books. He has been visiting schools across the UK, including South East England. Jonathan has been meeting readers and taking part in a range of festivals and events, including the Oxford Literary Festival and the London Book Fair. He has also been a guest on Waterstones’ official blog.
The Whispering Skull
Psychic detection agents are hired by Scotland Yard to investigate a mysterious old “bone-glass” that is causing rats to eat people. The object’s mystical origins are uncovered when it’s found in the arms of a moldering exhumed corpse.
Jonathan Stroud’s Lockwood & Co series follows a group of ghost detection agents as they tackle a series of nefarious crimes. It’s a rip-roaring success, bringing together characters that add depth to their relationships. This summer, the books have also been awarded literary accolades.
Jonathan has also been busy meeting fans and signing books. This summer, he’s been on the road across the US, where he’s visited thousands of miles and had plenty of time to chat to readers. His latest tour was with Eoin Colfer, and they got on like a house on fire.
In September, Jonathan took over Random House UK’s blog. He’s since been busy writing, recording video interviews, and meeting fans. He’ll also be visiting festivals and schools. He’s also launching a new campaign, aimed at giving children more time to be creative.
The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne
Previously known as ‘in development’, The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne has now been moved from development to production status. As well as being adapted for film, the series is being adapted for television by Netflix. This new dystopian series is based on the Lockwood & Co books, written by Jonathan Stroud.
This new book series follows the lives of two unlikely allies: outlaw Scarlett McCain and the gangly, adorable Albert Browne. As Scarlett gets closer to the truth, she learns that Albert is hiding a terrible secret. As they struggle to survive in a lawless world, they are forced to outwit the rule of law.
The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne is an action-filled adventure fantasy novel. It features a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world. It is filled with plenty of action scenes and upsetting violence. This novel is also available in several foreign editions.
The book has been described as ‘beautifully written’ by Philip Reeve. It is also praised as a ‘classic in the making’ by Eoin Colfer. The novel is set in post-apocalyptic England.
Book of the month for children
Earlier this month, Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase became the UK’s Waterstones Book of the Month. It’s also up for the Leicester Reading Rampage Award. It’s also on the Costa Book Award’s shortlist, and will be judged by Jonathan Stroud and Jake Hope.
The book has also been shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book Award. It’s also been voted by young people aged 11-13 for the Hampshire Book Award. This is a prize for the best book written for children and young adults. The winning book will be announced in June.
Lockwood & Co is a series of novels about teenage ghost hunters. It’s set in alternative London. It focuses on the abilities of children who can correct mistakes, solve mysteries, and defeat the supernatural foes that threaten London. The books are aimed at young readers and can be read in any order.
The UK’s Guardian has launched an interactive Halloween story, in which you take part and determine what happens next. For the story, you need to come up with a title, an idea for a setting, a joke, and a ghost.