The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co)

The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co)

By Jonathan Stroud

41 ratings 47 reviews 19 followers
Book 1 of 5 in the  Lockwood & Co. Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.192073
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.

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-13: 9781484785164
ISBN-10: 1484785169
Published on 4/26/2016
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 416

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My personal rating is a 2 star because horror books aren't exactly my kind, and it was kind of boring. Though, its very mysterious and interesting, so this book was okay. Its about a city which is being visited by unfriendly guests-ghosts, monster and other things which they have to stop the monsters from invading.

This is really creepy, but really cool

I earned this book off of Dogo Books and have been in love with it ever since! If you're someone who enjoys a nice creepy book, this book is definitely for you! It's full of suspense and is absolutely terrifying at some points in the book.

I got this book last year in the Summer Reading Program. It was an enjoyable mystery-creepy book. It kept me hooked till the last page. I recommend it!!!

THIS. BOOK. IS. SO. AWESOME!!! I recommend this book. I love it so much! Also, I'm happy this story took place in London. I love London! My aunt was born in London. I hope you like the book! My sister took a picture of my reaction when I got the book hehe :)

Kids are the only ones who can see those ghosts.... They aren't friendly..... And that is how it all begins. A group is formed with a difficult task of defeating those monsters.

The screaming staircase is about a girl named Lucy. It is set in London, and all around there are ghosts with bad intentions, but only kids can see them! It starts out with a ghost in a house and after they catch the ghost, the story goes back to when Lucy was young and when she started to work at Lockwood. I love this book! It is really good!

After London is overcome by ghosts, Lucy Carlyle and Anthony Lockwood hunt them down. Only children are capable of detecting ghosts in this parallel city. Taking on the most haunted house in London may be their biggest challenge yet.

In old England, there was a problem. There were ghosts everywhere! And even scarier, they can torch-er you! Only kids can see these ghosts, and this is story of one of the ghost catching businesses.

This is a great book! It's awesome for those who like to be entertained in a spooky way (me!). Don't just keep reading the review, read the book! P.S: It's awesome to read this during Halloween at night. It'll get your adrenaline running!

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