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Derek Landy

  • 5 stars across 32 books
    Derek Landy lives near Dublin. Before writing his children's story about a sharply-dressed skeleton detective, he wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a murderous horror film. "I think my career-guidance teacher is spinning in her grave," he says, "or she would be if she were dead."
     
    Derek is far too modest to talk about any awards or accolades his books may have won. He will not, for instance, mention the fact that his first book, Skulduggery Pleasant, won the Red House Children’s Book Award, or that his second, Playing With Fire, won an Irish Book Award for Children’s Book of the Year, or that his third, The Faceless Ones, is his mother’s personal favourite. He lives in Ireland with a variety of cats, a German Shepherd, and two geriatric Staffordshire Bull Terriers who keep peeing on his kitchen floor because they think it’s funny.
    3rd September 2007

    Skulduggery Pleasant

    Meet the great Skulduggery Pleasant: wise-cracking detective, powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary (... More

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    29th March 2018

    Resurrection

    The best-selling return of skeleton detective Skulduggery Pleasant, out now in paperback. A lot has chan... More

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    20th June 2016

    Desolation

    THE EPIC NEW THRILLER CONTINUES. Book two in the mind-blowing new supernatural thriller from bestselling... More

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    27th August 2015

    Demon Road

    THE EPIC NEW THRILLER BEGINS. The creator of the number one bestselling SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT series retu... More

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    9th March 2017

    American Monsters

    The epic conclusion in the mind-blowing supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of internat... More

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    8th May 2014

    The Maleficent Seven (From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant)

    A brilliant, hilarious one-off novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant universe, from number-one-bestselling author Derek La... More

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    26th March 2015

    The Dying of the Light

    The ninth book in the original, jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkyrie. Darques... More

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    2nd September 2010

    Dark Days

    Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior. Oh yes. And dead. Skulduggery Ple... More

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    28th February 2013

    Kingdom of the Wicked

    The seventh instalment in the biggest, funniest, most thrilling comedy-horror-adventure series in the universe... ... More

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    29th March 2012

    Death Bringer

    Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior. Oh yes. And dead. The Necromancer... More

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    1st September 2011

    Haunted

    Derek Landy, Philip Reeve, Joseph Delaney, Susan Cooper, Eleanor Updale, Jamila Gavin, Mal Peet, Matt Haig, Berlie Doher... More

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    23rd October 2014

    Doctor Who: 12 Doctors 12 Stories

    Twelve bestselling authors, twelve Doctors, twelve brilliant adventures in time and space for ALL Doctor Who fans! T... More

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    23rd June 2014

    Armageddon Outta Here - The World of Skulduggery Pleasant

    One AMAZING new novella. Three GRIPPING new stories. In the ULTIMATE story collection. ... More

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    3rd September 2009

    The Faceless Ones

    Third bone-breaking, belly-busting adventure in the series that puts the "funny" back in... um... funny series. That d... More

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    6th June 2013

    Skulduggery Pleasant 1 & 2: Two Books in One

    Together for the first time in a bumper paperback edition, books 1 and 2 in the dead famous, bestselling series. It's on... More

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    31st March 2011

    Mortal Coil

    Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior. Oh yeah. And dead. Skulduggery Pl... More

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    1st September 2008

    Playing With Fire

    Just when you think you've saved the world... "You will kill her?" the Torment asked. Skulduggery sagg... More

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    27th March 2014

    Last Stand of Dead Men

    The eighth instalment in the biggest, funniest, most thrilling comedy-horror-adventure series in the universe - and th... More

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    1st June 2013

    Maleficent Seven

    Tanith Low, possessed by a remnant, recruits a gang of villains to track down and steal four God-Killer level weapons. A... More

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    25th August 2016

    American Monsters

    The epic conclusion in the mind-blowing supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of internatio... More

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    28th March 2013

    The Maleficent Seven (From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant)

    A brilliant, hilarious one-off novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant universe, from number-one-bestselling author Derek Land... More

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    27th August 2015

    Demon Road

    THE EPIC NEW THRILLER BEGINS.The creator of the number one bestselling SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT series returns with the stor... More

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    7th April 2016

    Desolation

    THE EPIC NEW THRILLER CONTINUES.Book two in the mind-blowing new supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LAN... More

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    1st September 2008

    Skulduggery Pleasant Battle Pack: With Game Cards

    Meet the great Skulduggery Pleasant: wise-cracking detective, powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary (in... More

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    27th August 2015

    Demon Road

    THE EPIC NEW THRILLER BEGINS.The creator of the number one bestselling SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT series returns with the stor... More

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    7th April 2016

    Desolation

    THE EPIC NEW THRILLER CONTINUES.Book two in the mind-blowing new supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LAN... More

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    25th August 2016

    American Monsters

    The epic conclusion in the mind-blowing supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of internatio... More

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    14th January 2006

    Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories

    * Eleven Doctors! Eleven months! Eleven authors! Eleven stories! A year long celebration for the 50th anniversary of Doc... More

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    1st May 2012

    Skulduggery Pleasant Boxed Set

    All six paperbacks PLUS the brand new The End of the World Seven-book BPB set containing: - Skulduggery Pleasant - Pl... More

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    1st April 2019

    Midnight

    Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back in their most gripping story yet, as book 11, Midnight, picks up where... More

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    30th May 2019

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