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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.

    You can find Derek Landy on Twitter here.
    3rd September 2007

    Skulduggery Pleasant

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

    (22 reviews)
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    30th May 2019

    Bedlam

    The 12th explosive novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, BEDLAM will blow your mind - ... More

    (11 reviews)
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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

    (9 reviews)
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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

    (3 reviews)
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    29th March 2012

    Death Bringer

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

    (3 reviews)
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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

    (3 reviews)
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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

    (3 reviews)
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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

    (2 reviews)
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    2nd September 2010

    Dark Days

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

    (1 review)
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    3rd September 2009

    The Faceless Ones

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

    (1 review)
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