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Lockwood & Co. Series by Jonathan Stroud
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I had to swear to return it. I was allowed to read it, I was told, only because I knew how to look after books! The first book, The Screaming Staircase , is a supernatural thriller, featuring the investigative team of Anthony Lockwood, George Cubbins and newcomer Lucy Carlyse, as they track down and lay to rest ghosts. And to find out what unfinished business keeps them walking to begin with. The author of the Bartimaeus trilogy gives us a thrilling, intelligent adventure, with a female protagonist as capable and determined as any of her peers. Ghosts crowd the streets and houses of London. After a series of calamitous investigations into the supernatural go awry, the team are desperate to prove themselves.
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L ondon is facing the worst period of ghost manifestations on record with serious haunting incidents mainly in Chelsea causing turmoil. Many people are dying, many agents are frightened and the ghosts are haunting like crazy. All of their rival agencies have been called in to avert a deepening crisis. Can they get a chance to prove their worth? It has all of the wit and drama of the previous stories and it is still as petrifying as ever.
The Screaming Staircase is a middle grade thriller novel by Jonathan Stroud. The story is set in an alternate modern day London which experiences an event called "the Problem", where ghosts appear throughout the city by nighttime and attack the living. Agencies have arisen to fend off the ghosts and protect the public, for a fee, but put themselves in extreme danger in the process. However, only children and teenagers have the "talent" to sense the ghosts; they gradually lose this once they reach their twenties. And so the agencies under with the leadership of people who have passed their ghost-sensitive ages and with the youth whose talents are instrumental in solving a haunting. All of the agencies but one.