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The screaming staircase /

by Stroud, Jonathan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lockwood & Co ; book 1.Publisher: New York : Disney-Hyperion Books, [2013]Edition: First edition.Description: 390 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781423164913 :; 1423164911 :.Subject(s): Ghosts -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Haunted houses -- Fiction | Psychic ability -- Fiction | London (England) -- Fiction | England -- FictionSummary: Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.
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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 Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business.<br> <br> 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?<br> <br> 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.<br> <br>

Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.

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Horn Book Review

In a parallel London infested by the spirits of the dead, ghost-busting firms employ psychically sensitive children as field agents to neutralize these often-dangerous pests. Teen protagonist Lucy Carlyle joins indie agency Lockwood Co. ("Lockwood" being amiable teenage owner Anthony Lockwood, and "Co." consisting of Lucy and one other operative, sardonic George) just before impending bankruptcy forces Lockwood to accept a lucrative-but-shady client with a very haunted property. Narrator Raison imbues Lucy's voice with just the right balance of droll British humor, slightly guilty secret-keeping, and compassion for uneasy spirits as the agency tackles this make-or-break -- and perilous -- case. Raison's pacing ratchets up the tension of ghost confrontations while also allowing the teens' snarky banter room to breathe, fully embodying this thrilling and funny series opener. katie bircher (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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