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Jonathan Stroud

  • 5 stars across 25 books
    Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London, where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is also the author of the best-selling BARTIMAEUS sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide, and also of four other novels: HEROES OF THE VALLEY, THE LAST SIEGE, THE LEAP and BURIED FIRE. He lives in Hertfordshire with his family. He has yet to see a ghost, but is keeping his eyes open.


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    1st April 2021

    The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne

    Set in a broken, future England, where gunfights and monsters collide, this is the exciting first title in a phenome... More

    (11 reviews)
    15th September 2016

    Lockwood & Co: The Creeping Shadow

    Soon to be a major Netflix series! Lucy has left Lockwood & Co. A freelance operative, she is hiring herself ou... More

    (10 reviews)
    3rd July 2014

    Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase: Book 1

    Soon to be a major Netflix series! When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . . ... More

    (3 reviews)
    21st September 2017

    Lockwood & Co: The Empty Grave

    Soon to be a major Netflix series! Want to hear a ghost story? That's good. I know a few . . . After the... More

    (2 reviews)
    25th September 2014

    Lockwood & Co: The Whispering Skull

    "Stroud is a genius". (Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series). Ghosts and ghouls beware! London's smallest, s... More

    (1 review)
    24th September 2015

    Lockwood & Co: The Hollow Boy

    Soon to be a major Netflix series! Lockwood & Co. might be the smallest (some might say shambolic) Psychic Dete... More

    (1 review)
    26th February 2015

    Lockwood & Co: The Whispering Skull: Book 2

    Soon to be a major Netflix series! Ghosts and ghouls beware! London's smallest, shabbiest and most talented p... More

    (1 review)
    27th November 2014

    Buried Fire

    Two brothers, Michael and Stephen MacIntyre, together with their sister Sarah and the local vicar Tom Aubrey, uncover a ... More

    (0 reviews)
    4th November 2014

    The Ghost of Shadow Vale

    A spine-tingling retelling of an Icelandic legend. Glam killed the monster of Shadow Vale - but he died in the battle.... More

    (0 reviews)
    2nd September 2010

    The Amulet Of Samarkand

    The first volume in the brilliant, bestselling Bartimaeus sequence. When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is s... More

    (0 reviews)
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