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'
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Such Greatness. Loved it.
I noticed there was one error (third of a way in the book), but despite that, I still love it. The characters are great, the story is too. It might be a school night, but I must keep reading.
It’s too good to put down, quite frankly. This book was even recommended to me by three people!
A captivating read, which I enjoyed even more than Bartimaeus. However, some may find the book to be scary. Speaking as a parent, I wouldn't recommend it as a bedtime read.
Lockwood & co.
A fun read.