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, they usually should not precisely pleasant. merely teenagers have the psychic skills required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes. many various Psychic Detection corporations have cropped as much as deal with the harmful paintings, and they're in fierce festival for company.

In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and gifted Lucy Carlyle groups up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic chief of Lockwood & Co, a small company that runs self sustaining of any grownup supervision. After an task ends up in either a grisly discovery and a disastrous finish, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are compelled to participate within the perilous research of Combe Carey corridor, essentially 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 the world over best-selling Bartimaeus books can be extremely joyful to discover a similar materials, mixed with deliciously creepy scares, in his exciting and chilling Lockwood & Co. series.

Praise for Screaming Staircase, The
"This tale will hold you interpreting overdue into the evening, yet you should go away the lighting on. Stroud is a genius at inventing an completely plausible global that's a great deal like ours, yet so creepily various. positioned The Screaming Staircase in your 'need to learn' list!"
-Rick Riordan

"A excitement from tip to tail, this is often the ebook you hand the complex readers that declare they might fairly learn Paradise Lost than Harry Potter. shrewdpermanent as a whip, humorous, witty, and in truth scary now and then, Stroud shall we free and provides readers precisely what they need. Ghosts, children on their lonesome with no grownup supervision, and a great deal of scrumptious cookies."
-Elizabeth chook, School Library Journal

"Stroud exhibits his conventional aptitude for mixing deadpan humor with exciting motion, and the fiery interaction one of the 3 brokers of Lockwood & Co. invigorates the tale (along with out scarcity of creepy moments)."
-Publishers Weekly

"Three younger ghost trappers tackle lethal wraiths and clear up 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 in addition, because it seems, not one of the 3 is especially reliable at cautious making plans and coaching. A heartily gratifying string of pleasing near-catastrophes, replete with slim squeaks and spectral howls."
-Kirkus Reviews

"...Stroud writes for a more youthful viewers in ebook one of many Lockwood & Co. sequence and supplies a few chilling scenes alongside the way."

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