Lockwood & Co

Book One (American cover, I think)

By Jonathan Stroud

“When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . . 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. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive. Set in a city stalked by specters, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humor and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again . . .” -Official summary Continue reading “Lockwood & Co”

Sherlock, Lupin, & Me

By Allesandro Gatti

Book One Cover

Overview: Honestly, I didn’t read this for a thought provoking, well developed mystery. I read it because it was fun, quick, and mildly entertaining. While it had some good parts, it also had its flaws. Kids grades four to six might enjoy reading this book. The mysteries are all mostly murder mysteries though, if you’re squeamish, though no grisly injuries or anything are described. Continue reading “Sherlock, Lupin, & Me”

The Diamond Thief

By Sharon Gosling

Overview: The Diamond Thief is extremely entertaining, with heists, steampunk amazingness, and well developed, interesting characters! I’d say kids in grades six and up would enjoy it, but the content is fine for younger, advanced readers. Continue reading “The Diamond Thief”