Douglass Book Group
Join us to discuss The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud. Fifty years after The Problem began in London, it has slowly spread throughout England. The public dreads Visitors, malevolent ghosts that can be directly seen and battled only by children. Lucy Carlyle joins Anthony Lockwood and George Cubbins to become Lockwood & Co., three kids using rapiers, iron chains and magnesium fire to handle Visitors. After they bungle a job by inadvertently burning down a house, their company faces imminent ruin. Their last hope of saving it involves spending the night in one of England's most haunted houses. Will they save their company, and importantly, survive what could be their last job?