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The Dagger in the Desk

In London, a mysterious and potentially deadly ghost is stalking the halls of St Simeon’s Academy for Talented Youngsters. It lurks in the shadows, spreading fear and icy cold – and it carries a sharp and very solid dagger . . .

The headmaster wastes no time in enlisting the help of ghost-hunters Anthony Lockwood, Lucy Carlyle and George Cubbins.

Can Lockwood & Co. survive the night and save the day in this e-book short, part of the bestelling series from Jonathan Stroud?

Ptolemy's Gate
UK edition available in ebook format.



“For those of you curious over this series and wondering if this would be good starting point to see if you like the writing, I would say yes. You get a feel for the world…and with this, you get a tiny galley of the ghosts and an sneak peek of Screaming Staircase so if you like it and want to read more, you can read that and see if you like it.”
Pewter Wolf Blogspot
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“Definitively worth more than 49 pennies! Jonathan Stroud delivers another thrilling adventure in the world of Lockwood & Co. filled with laughs and screams. A perfect standalone taster for anyone new to the series and a great tide over while us fans wait for book 3.”
Customer review, iTunes

“Despite the very short nature of the book, Jonathan Stroud proves that he is a master storyteller by building up the tension in only a few pages.”
Rinn Reads Blog
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