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Britain has been gripped by a ghost epidemic, specters that only children can fight. To counter these apparitions, several Psychic Investigation Agencies have mushroomed all over the place, Lockwood & Co. being one among them.
Lucy Carlyle, a young and talented agent, hopes to land a bright career in London. But all that destiny delivers to her is the decrepit agency, Lockwood & Co., run by charming Anthony Lockwood. The agency now comprises of Lucy, Anthony, and George Cubbins. When one of their out-of-the-world assignments goes terribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have but one chance for salvation. Unfortunately, this would entail spending one whole night in one of the most eerie houses in England. Will the three solve the puzzle and escape alive?
Set in a ghost-infested city in Britain, Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase is the first book in a bone-chilling series that is chock full of terrible ghosts and trepidations, told with a touch of humor. This is Stroud's debut thriller novel, and is scary enough to make readers keep their lights turned on, and will push them to look over their shoulders at least a few times.
Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase is being adapted into a film by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.
About Jonathan Stroud
Jonathan Stroud is a fiction writer from Britain who has penned several interesting reads.
Some of his other works include Justin Credible's Word Play Word, Walking Through The Jungle, Buried Fire, Little Spike And Long Tail, Life And Times In Ancient Rome, and The Ghost Of Shadow Vale.
Born in Bedford, England in 1970, Stroud had a passion for reading and writing from an early age. Armed with a degree in English literature, he began his career as an editor for the Walker Books store in London. But it was only in the 1990s that he started publishing his works, which tasted quick success. Stroud is married and has two children. At present, he is penning a sequel to The Screaming Staircase that has been titled The Whispering Skull.