Publisher: Disney Book Group, Disney-Hyperion
Date of publication: August 26th, 2014
Genre: Children’s Fiction, Middle Grade, paranormal
Number of pages: 401
POV: 1st person
Series: Lockwood & Co.
The Screaming Staircase – Book 1
The Dagger in the Desk – Book 1.5
The Whispering Skull – Book 2
The Hollow Boy – Book 3
The Creeping Shadow – Book 4
The Empty Grave – Book 5
Book synopsis (from Goodreads):
When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .
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 specters, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humor and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again . . .
Trigger Warning: Suicide after the fact, Murder after the fact