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Lockwood & Co. The Screaming Staircase - Jonathan Stroud
Lockwood & Co. The Screaming Staircase
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A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection... show more
A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business. In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and talented Lucy Carlyle teams up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic leader of Lockwood & Co, a small agency that runs independent of any adult supervision. After an assignment leads to both a grisly discovery and a disastrous end, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are forced to take part in the perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Will Lockwood & Co. survive the Hall's legendary Screaming Staircase and Red Room to see another day? Readers who enjoyed the action, suspense, and humor in Jonathan Stroud's internationally best-selling Bartimaeus books will be delighted to find the same ingredients, combined with deliciously creepy scares, in his thrilling and chilling Lockwood & Co. series. Praise for Screaming Staircase, The"This story will keep you reading late into the night, but you'll want to leave the lights on. Stroud is a genius at inventing an utterly believable world which is very much like ours, but so creepily different. Put The Screaming Staircase on your 'need to read' list!" -Rick Riordan"A pleasure from tip to tail, this is the book you hand the advanced readers that claim they'd rather read Paradise Lost than Harry Potter. Smart as a whip, funny, witty, and honestly frightening at times, Stroud lets loose and gives readers exactly what they want. Ghosts, kids on their own without adult supervision, and loads of delicious cookies." -Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal"Stroud shows his customary flair for blending deadpan humor with thrilling action, and the fiery interplay among the three agents of Lockwood & Co. invigorates the story (along with no shortage of creepy moments)." -Publishers Weekly"Three young ghost trappers take on deadly wraiths and solve an old murder case in the bargain to kick off Stroud's new post-Bartimaeus series. The work is fraught with peril, not only because a ghost's merest touch is generally fatal, but also, as it turns out, none of the three is particularly good at careful planning and preparation. A heartily satisfying string of entertaining near-catastrophes, replete with narrow squeaks and spectral howls." -Kirkus Reviews "...Stroud writes for a younger audience in book one of the Lockwood & Co. series and delivers some chilling scenes along the way." -Booklist
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781423186922 (1423186923)
ASIN: 1423186923
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: Lockwood & Co. (#1)
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HelEinir's Books
HelEinir's Books rated it
2.0 The Screaming Staircase
This was a really fun read, I enjoyed the characters (mostly), the ghosts, the cases and the "mystery". The banter between the kids was fun at times, and at others it was a little too immature or outright offensive (I'll get to that). But maybe that's to be expected of... 14/15 year-olds? (I want to...
Yzabel
Yzabel rated it
2.5 The Screaming Staircase
[I received a copy of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]An entertaining book, even though it didn’t blow my mind as I would’ve expected from the author of the “Bartimaeus” series.In a United Kingdom where the dead tend to come back fairly often as ghosts—whose touch is l...
NightLizard's Cave
NightLizard's Cave rated it
4.5 My first paranormal ya thriller novel!
I am so happy it was this book! So, a bit of synopsis: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 hau...
Read a Book
Read a Book rated it
4.5 Ein Buch für Superlock-Fans! (BBC Sherlock + Supernatural)
Wenn Superlock (BBC Sherlock + Supernatural) in einem Buch vereint werden könnten, dann hätten wir hier das richtige gefunden! :D Für mich war Loockwood ein junger Benedict Cumberbatch, Lucy war Molly und George war der "Laufbursche" Dr. Watson, während sie nebenbei ganz Supernatural-Like spannend d...
Bücher, Bücher, 100000 Bücher
Bücher, Bücher, 100000 Bücher rated it
4.0 The Screaming Staircase
3.5 stars. Fun but there's room for improvement.
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