Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase : Book 1
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 . . .
- Paperback | 480 pages
- 129 x 198 x 30mm | 330g
- 03 Jul 2014
- Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Corgi Childrens
- London, United Kingdom
Other books in this series
15 Sep 2016
24 Sep 2015
03 Jul 2014
26 Feb 2015
12 Sep 2017
16 Aug 2016
03 Jul 2014
15 Sep 2015
Back cover copy
Evil spirits crowd the streets after dark.
Are you in danger of being ghost-touched?
With ghostly criminal cases on the rise, psychic Investigations Agents are in demand as never before.
The smallest, most ramshackle – but arguably the best – of these agencies is Lockwood & Co.
Meet the dashing, scatty Anthony Lockwood; his loyal, book-loving deputy George Cubbins; and their newest agent, brave Lucy Carlyle.
Together they must use their Talents to keep you – and themselves – alive . . .
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