Sunday, January 1, 2017

Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase

A sinister problem has occurred in London: all sorts of ghosts, haunts and spectres are appearing throughout the city. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see and eradicate these unnatural foes. 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?

2 comments:

Linda Bigelow said...

I liked it. It was spooky enough that I was creeped out a little while reading. It was a little predictable. I was able to figure out the ending, but I am interested in reading the rest of the series. Thanks Candy. :)

Lauri said...

I wanted to like this book more than I did. There was way too much description and not enough dialog for me. Maybe they wanted to spend more time setting up a new series. Like Linda I felt it was predictable which is to be expected when you read juvenile fiction. I didn't feel like my time was wasted although I probably won't read the rest of the series.