The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1) by Jonathan StroudWhen 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 spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again . . .
Lockwood & Co. by Jonathan Stroud
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Jonathan announces new series and new UK publisher! The new series is called The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne. Set in a fragmented future England, The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne introduces us to a world where gunfights and monsters collide, and where the formidable outlaw Scarlett McCain fights daily against the odds. When she discovers a wrecked coach on a lonely road, there is only one survivor — the seemingly hapless youth, Albert Browne. Against her instincts, Scarlett agrees to escort him to safety. This is a mistake.
Under the umbrella of crime drama, there are many different sub-genres, demonstrating the breadth beneath it. We get procedurals, cosy crime, psychological thriller and mash-ups between genres horror and crime being the most prevalent. This has all the hallmarks of something big, perhaps even a Saturday-night sort of affair. A bit Harry Potterish, a bit Doctor Whoish, something fantasy-based, ghosts and ghouls… it could be a winner. You are commenting using your WordPress.