Action-packed, legitimately scary, and distinctly British.
Recommended grade level: 5 and up
Pages: 390 (for ISBN 9781423164913)
Tone/Style: scary, dark
Pace: moderate to fast
Summary: There is an epidemic of ghosts in Britain. Their touch brings death, and only children have the power to fight them.
Lucy Carlyle, a young psychic investigator, joins London’s smallest agency, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood and his ever-hungry assistant George Cubbins. Together the trio must investigate some of the spookiest and deadliest spectral hauntings in the city, armed only with the tools of the ghost-hunting trade (magnesium flares, iron filings, chains and salt bombs), their courage and a thermos of tea.