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."
"A high-intensity tale....Readers, particularly Artemis Fowl
fans, will be skipping meals and sleep to get to the end."
- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Utterly charming...perfect for the Potter crowd."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Rich fantasy that is as engaging in its creative protagonists
and villains as it is in the lightning-paced plot and sharp
"Landy keeps the action brisk, his characters slightly macabre,
and uses humor to take the edge off."
- ALA Booklist
"Skulduggery Pleasant serves up a thoroughly satisfying blend of
humor, magic and adventure. Once you've met Stephanie and
Skulduggery, you'll be clamoring for a sequel."
- Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series