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Lockwood & Co.: The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co., 2) (edition 2015)

by Jonathan Stroud (Author)

Series: Lockwood & Co (2)

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"Lockwood & Co. are hired to investigate Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead, while Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in a ghost jar"--
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Title:Lockwood & Co.: The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co., 2)
Authors:Jonathan Stroud (Author)
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2015), Edition: Reprint, 464 pages
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Six months after their successful case clearing one of England's most haunted houses, Lockwood & Co. is asked to be at the evacuation of an unmarked grave, now known to be that of Dr. Edmund Bickerstaff. However, Lockwood & Co. is not the only agency there, rival Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents were also asked to be present. When the case turns out to be larger than expected, the agencies are asked to work together and Lockwood sees fit to challenge Kipp's team to a contest. Bickerstaff's casket was unusual, from a time before The Problem, Bickerstaff is encased in iron. His ghost emanates dark and powerful. With his body is a curious glass and stand that is promptly stolen. Now, Lockwood & Co. and the Fittes Agents are racing against one another to get the glass back and figure out it's purpose.

The Whispering Skull is the second book in the Lockwood & Co. series and I would highly recommend reading these in order. I really enjoyed the case of Bickerstaff's grave as well as the bone glass. The writing grew the suspense and slowly compounded the mysteries for a thrilling story. I love the inclusion of the skull relic that George keeps at Lockwood & Co., the skull also gives Lucy's listening talent room to grow. With George getting a peek into the bone glass, we see more of his character develop in this book as well as the Lockwood & Co. team dynamics shape up. The mystery and revealed history of the bone glass gave some insight into The Problem and it's potential origins. An exciting ending also reveals a secret of Lockwood's closed room. ( )
  Mishker | Aug 1, 2023 |
Although I picked this book up thinking it would pick up where the Netflix series left off I was a bit off. This story pretty much covers the middle to end of the episodes and leaves off in exactly the same place.

I did enjoy a bit more of the in depth look into this alternative universe. The ghost in the jar in the book was much more malevolent than what I perceived from the show. The characters actually seemed to have more depth in the television show and I have to say I'm happy I watched it first and read it after.

The book is well written and intriguing. I can see why it is a popular series.

I'm certainly interested in continuing on with the series and am now looking forward to actually getting to see what comes next. ( )
  Jenson_AKA_DL | Mar 6, 2023 |
Jonathan Stroud combines humor and scares in this second book of the Lockwood and Co. series. His narrator Lucy's dry observations of her haunted world and the colorful characters who people it never fail to make me laugh. It's a well-constructed world, and I like how the author handles the idea of children and teens being society's protectors, the implications for them as well as for the adults.
The audiobook reader changed from Miranda Raison to Katie Lyons, but the performance was still excellent.
Looking forward to more adventures with Lucy, Lockwood and George! ( )
  Harks | Dec 17, 2022 |
Excellent characters; drama, twists and terrifying ghosts! ( )
  tarsel | Sep 4, 2022 |
A great second book in this series. Love these characters! ( )
  DebCushman | Aug 25, 2022 |
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Stroud, JonathanAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, KateIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jung, GeraldÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lyons, KatieNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Orgaß, KatharinaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Taini, AlessandroCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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