The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co.)

Jonathan Stroud


A sinister challenge has happened in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are showing in the course of the urban, and so they are not precisely pleasant. simply teenagers have the psychic talents required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes. many various Psychic Detection firms have cropped as much as deal with the harmful paintings, and they're in fierce pageant for enterprise.

In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and gifted Lucy Carlyle groups up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic chief of Lockwood & Co, a small organisation that runs autonomous of any grownup supervision. After an task results in either a grisly discovery and a disastrous finish, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are pressured to participate within the perilous research of Combe Carey corridor, probably the most haunted homes in England. Will Lockwood & Co. live on the Hall's mythical Screaming Staircase and pink Room to work out one other day?

Readers who loved the motion, suspense, and humor in Jonathan Stroud's across the world best-selling Bartimaeus books can be thrilled to discover a similar elements, mixed with deliciously creepy scares, in his exciting and chilling Lockwood & Co. series.

Praise for Screaming Staircase, The
"This tale will preserve you interpreting overdue into the evening, yet you have to go away the lighting fixtures on. Stroud is a genius at inventing an totally plausible global that's greatly like ours, yet so creepily diverse. placed The Screaming Staircase in your 'need to learn' list!"
-Rick Riordan

"A excitement from tip to tail, this can be the e-book you hand the complex readers that declare they might relatively learn Paradise Lost than Harry Potter. shrewdpermanent as a whip, humorous, witty, and in truth scary every now and then, Stroud we could unfastened and provides readers precisely what they wish. Ghosts, young children on their lonesome with out grownup supervision, and a great deal of scrumptious cookies."
-Elizabeth chook, School Library Journal

"Stroud indicates his standard aptitude for mixing deadpan humor with exciting motion, and the fiery interaction one of the 3 brokers of Lockwood & Co. invigorates the tale (along without scarcity of creepy moments)."
-Publishers Weekly

"Three younger ghost trappers tackle lethal wraiths and remedy an previous homicide case within the discount to kick off Stroud's new post-Bartimaeus sequence. The paintings is fraught with peril, not just simply because a ghost's merest contact is mostly deadly, but additionally, because it seems, not one of the 3 is very reliable at cautious making plans and training. A heartily enjoyable string of pleasing near-catastrophes, replete with slender squeaks and spectral howls."
-Kirkus Reviews

"...Stroud writes for a more youthful viewers in e-book one of many Lockwood & Co. sequence and provides a few chilling scenes alongside the way."
-Booklist

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