Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jonathan Stroud Teases With Four Chapters Of Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase

I know for a fact that a few lucky readers were able to read an advance copy of Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase. But unfortunately for most of us we still have a few months to wait before we could read this exciting new series from the author of The Bartimaeus Trilogy. Or is it?

Celebrate, dear fans and readers, because Jonathan Stroud has released the first four chapters of The Screaming Staircase somehow to satiate our reading hunger. The sneak peek is composed of 53 pages of cliffhanging delight.

Read the first four chapters of Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud.


A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren’t exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see—and eradicate—these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business.

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?

Can't wait anymore for Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud to be released on August 29, 2013.

Know more about the book and the series on its official website.