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The Dagger in the Desk
Only I am a little anxious after hearing a few months ago that this will be the last book in the series. I almost thought we are not even halfway through the series, because there are still much to learn in this believable, creepy, and scary -- yet exciting -- world. This series moves on with the fifth book called The Empty Grave and it will be published just in time for my birthday this year. This could be a wonderful gift idea. I just need anyone to confirm that this isn't the last book in the series, please. So far no official cover has been released yet, but the synopsis has already been revealed, and you can read it below.
The Screaming Staircase is a middle grade thriller novel by Jonathan Stroud. The story is set in an alternate modern day London which experiences an event called "the Problem", where ghosts appear throughout the city by nighttime and attack the living. Agencies have arisen to fend off the ghosts and protect the public, for a fee, but put themselves in extreme danger in the process. However, only children and teenagers have the "talent" to sense the ghosts; they gradually lose this once they reach their twenties. And so the agencies under with the leadership of people who have passed their ghost-sensitive ages and with the youth whose talents are instrumental in solving a haunting. All of the agencies but one.
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The Dagger in the Desk is originally an interactive 6-part story, a Halloween special, written by Jonathan Stroud , who wrote it in six days with the help from members of the Guardian children's website , who participated in polls during each part, deciding what elements to be featured. The process ran through October 26th to 31st, on the website. It is later published in ebook and Kindle format, being considered 1. In London, a mysterious and potentially deadly ghost is stalking the halls of St Simeon's Academy for Talented Youngsters. It lurks in the shadows, spreading fear and icy cold — and it carries a sharp and very solid dagger The headmaster wastes no time in enlisting the help of ghost-hunters Anthony Lockwood , Lucy Carlyle and George Cubbins.
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See Featured Authors Answering Questions. The Grimm Reader asked:. To answer questions about The Empty Grave , please sign up. Anna N I sincerely hope that it's not! While the whole ghost problem has been mostly resolved, I need to know what happens with Lucy and Lockwood!