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Lockwood & Co : The Screaming Staircase: Book 1 - Jonathan Stroud

Lockwood & Co

The Screaming Staircase: Book 1

By: Jonathan Stroud

Paperback | 1 August 2014 | Edition Number 1

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The book sensation of the year from global bestselling author, Jonathan Stroud.

'You'll want to leave the lights on . . . Stroud is a genius' Rick Riordan

When 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 . . .

About the Author

Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London, where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is the author of the best-selling Bartimaeus sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide. As well as four other novels: Heroes Of The Valley, The Last Siege, The Leap And Buried Fire, The Screaming Staircase is the first title in his chilling new series: Lockwood & Co. He has yet to see a ghost but he's keeping his eyes open.
Industry Reviews
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 *
The book is genuinely spooky and suspenseful, with appealing characters and great dialogue, and all shot through with Stroud's dry wit. * Guardian *
A heartily satisfying string of entertaining near-catastrophes, replete with narrow squeaks and spectral howls * Kirkus *
Stroud (the Bartimaeus series) 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 *
In a world overrun by evil spooks, can Paranormal Detection Agency Lockwood & Co do anything about the ghostly problems besetting London? Suspenseful, supernatural adventure. * Metro *

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