LOCKWOOD & CO by Jonathan Stroud
A thrilling new series from the author of the bestselling Bartimaeus books!
London, England. For more than fifty years, the country has been affected
by a slowly worsening epidemic of ghosts, euphemistically known as the
Problem. A number of competing Psychical Research and Control Agencies,
based around a core of young people with the ability to perceive these
visitors, have sprung up to destroy the most dangerous apparitions.
Lucy Purser, a talented, ambitious young agent, arrives in the city hoping
for a notable career. Instead, to her disquiet, she finds herself joining
Lockwood & Co, the smallest, most ramshackle agency in London, run by the
charismatic Anthony Lockwood and his acerbic deputy George. Murderous
spectres Lucy can cope with, but now she must also contend with ruthless
rivals, strange conspiracies and annoying colleagues if she is to survive.