Lockwood and Co.

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,153 ratings

Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase, Book 1 Publisher's Summary

A sinister problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see - and eradicate - these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business.

In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and talented Lucy Carlyle teams up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic leader of Lockwood and Co., a small agency that runs independent of any adult supervision. After an assignment leads to both a grisly discovery and a disastrous end, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are forced to take part in the perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Will Lockwood and Co. survive the Hall's legendary Screaming Staircase and Red Room to see another day?

Listeners who enjoyed the action, suspense, and humor in Jonathan Stroud's internationally bestselling Bartimaeus books will be delighted to find the same ingredients, combined with deliciously creepy scares, in his thrilling and chilling Lockwood and Co. series.

©2013 Jonathan Stroud (P)2013 Listening Library
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  • Book 1

    • Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase, Book 1

    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Miranda Raison
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 862
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 804
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 802

    A sinister problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see - and eradicate - these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Young Heroine since Sabriel

    • By Tango on 03-16-14

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Screaming Staircase

    • Lockwood & Co., Book 1
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Miranda Raison
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions. Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easy to get into can't wait for the next book.

    • By Paul on 09-11-13

    Regular price: $23.44

  • Book 1.5

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  • Book 2

    • The Whispering Skull

    • Lockwood & Co., Book 2
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Katie Lyons
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592

    In the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood and Co. hasn't made much progress. Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping in on Lockwood's investigations. Finally, in a fit of anger, Anthony challenges his rival to a contest: the next time the two agencies compete on a job, the losing side will have to admit defeat in the Times newspaper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable

    • By D. Watkins on 09-22-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Lockwood & Co.

    • The Whispering Skull: Book 2
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Katie Lyons
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Ghosts and ghouls beware! London’s smallest, shabbiest, and most talented psychic detection agency is back. Life is never exactly peaceful for Lockwood & 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific sequel to Screaming Staircase

    • By ciorstan on 10-20-14

    Regular price: $23.44

  • Book 3

    • The Hollow Boy

    • Lockwood & Co., Book 3
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517

    As a massive outbreak of supernatural visitors baffles Scotland Yard and causes protests throughout London, Lockwood & Co. continue to demonstrate their effectiveness in exterminating spirits. Anthony Lockwood is dashing, George insightful, and Lucy dynamic, while the skull in the jar utters sardonic advice from the sidelines.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Right in line

    • By dadinUT on 09-26-15

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy

    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Lockwood & Co. might be the smallest (some might say shambolic) Psychic Detection Agency in London. But its three agents - Lockwood, Lucy and George - are exceptional talents. And they get results. When an outbreak of ghostly phenomena grows to terrifying levels in Chelsea, Scotland Yard is left baffled. Even more baffling is that Lockwood & Co appear to have been excluded from the huge team of Agents investigating the Chelsea Outbreak.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Real Nail Biter

    • By Joki on 11-21-15

    Regular price: $25.58

  • Book 4

    • The Creeping Shadow

    • Lockwood & Co, Book 4
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A terrible crime forces Lucy to turn to Lockwood for help and sets them on the trail of dark secrets at the heart of London society. Both professionally and personally, their investigation stirs up forces they may not be able to control.... Ghouls and spectres, thrills and tension in this brand-new instalment in Jonathan Stroud's best-selling series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Darn Good!

    • By Joki on 11-27-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Creeping Shadow

    • Lockwood & Co., Book 4
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 556
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 513

    After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency, wants them - and only them - to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Spooky Stars for The Creeping Shadow!!

    • By Kathy @ My Nook, Books & More on 10-29-16

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 5

    • The Empty Grave

    • Lockwood & Co., Book 5
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 390

    Five months after the events in The Creeping Shadow, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • just the best ending ever!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave

    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    After their recent adventures, the Lockwood & Co team deserve a well-earned break...so naturally they decide to risk their lives breaking into a heavily guarded crypt. A building full of unsettled souls, it's also the final resting place of Marissa Fittes, the legendary and (supposedly) long-dead ghost hunter. What they discover their will change everything. So begins a race to get to the truth behind 'the Problem' and an epic struggle against the Fittes agency.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Finish

    • By Joki on 09-29-17

    Regular price: $22.71