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The Screaming Staircase: Lockwood & Co.    by Jonathan Stroud order for
Screaming Staircase
by Jonathan Stroud
Order:  USA  Can
Hyperion, 2014 (2014)
Hardcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Jessica Maguire

There is a problem in London, a problem that can only be dealt with by young individuals with special supernatural powers. Different levels, powers, and types of ghosts are haunting London and some are a wee bit less than nice.

Enter Lucy Carlyle. Lucy is a particularly talented girl. After surviving a very nasty encounter with ghosts, she ends up in London. There she teams up with Anthony Lockwood and his chum, George. Together, the fledgling team of Lockwood & Co. embark upon many adventures.

Confident in their gifts, Lockwood himself says 'With our combined talents, what can possibly go wrong?' The trio soon finds out when they are asked to investigate the most haunted dwelling of all, Comve Carey Hall. What will happen to the group as they deal with the scary Screaming Staircase and the ominous Red Room?

Young adult readers will enjoy the endless action and nail-biting suspense in this sometimes spooky novel and first installment of the Lockwood & Co. series. The one thing I recommend is that you do not read this novel late at night when you are alone in your house!

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