The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1) by Jonathan StroudWhen the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .
For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.
Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest, most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.
Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again . . .
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The Screaming Staircase is a middle grade thriller novel by Jonathan Stroud. The story is set in an alternate modern day London which experiences an event called "the Problem", where ghosts appear throughout the city by nighttime and attack the living. Agencies have arisen to fend off the ghosts and protect the public, for a fee, but put themselves in extreme danger in the process. However, only children and teenagers have the "talent" to sense the ghosts; they gradually lose this once they reach their twenties. And so the agencies under with the leadership of people who have passed their ghost-sensitive ages and with the youth whose talents are instrumental in solving a haunting.
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A fantasy series written by Jonathan Stroud , following the adventures of a ghost detection agency of the same name. In an alternate London where the dead haunt the living, Lucy Carlyle, a talented ghost hunter recently employed at the eponymous agency, must save her new job, career and sanity with the help of her partners Anthony Lockwood and George Cubbins. They become heavily involved in the investigation of a nefarious crime, and the haunting of an old mansion with a dark past. The third book, The Hollow Boy , sees London in the grip of an unprecedented outbreak of supernatural activity. She and the team are reunited when Lockwood seeks her out to enlist her services for a tough case, but there are shady, manipulative forces at work The fifth book, The Empty Grave , was released on September 12, Or does it?