Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud.
Publication Dates: UK August 29th 2013, US September 17th 2013.

The Screaming Staircase –
Doubleday Children's Books

Hauntings are our business ...

Ghosts crowd the streets and houses of London. Anthony Lockwood, with his slightly grumpy deputy George, and his junior field operative Lucy, make up LOCKWOOD & CO, the small, shabby yet talented ghost-hunting agency.

After a series of calamitous investigations into the supernatural go awry, the team are desperate to prove themselves. Their opportunity comes in the form of a terrifying ghost, the Red Duke. But little do they know what perils lie in store for them at the haunted Bliss Hall ...
Synopsis from

Ghost-hunters! in London! In a story from Jonathan Stroud! Sorry, but this warrants multiple exclamation marks. The Bartimaeus series was and still is an absolute favourite of mine since I can’t resist well-written snarky characters. And Jonathan Stroud definitely is a master of snark. I’ll admit that I’ve already had a look at an early copy (and wasn’t allowed to take it home, sadness) and from the bits I saw it’s promising to be great, Really great.

 Let us know about the books you are excited about this week in the comments.


Anonymous said...

I have to agree. There are a lot of attractive elements to this one. I look forward to reading this one at some point as well.
I Can't Wait to Read...

Carol Ford said...

I am not sure I would be able to read this one, I am not a fan of the supernatural. However if I were a fan it does seem like a great choice in a book. Here is the link to my WoW:

Jessica Chiles said...

Yes this one is already on my TBR list... Looks so good!

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