Derek Landy - Author Picture

Derek Landy - Author

Derek Landy 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 Bord Gais Energy Irish Book of the Decade Award AND 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 could go on, all the way to The End of the World, which is the title of the story he wrote for World Book Day 2012, but he won’t.

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.

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American Monsters
Derek Landy
A fantastic finale to a fantastic series but most definitely not for the faint-hearted. Other masters of the macabre for teenagers include Charlie Higson (The Enemy series), Darren Shan (Demonata series) and Michael Grant (Gone series).
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Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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Desolation
Derek Landy
No-one writes teen horror with anything like the wit, gory panache and comic timing of Derek Landy. His Demon Road stories are definitely not for the faint-hearted: fourteen people have been disembowelled, ripped apart or had their heads staved in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/2016
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Desolation
Derek Landy
April 2016 Book of the Month No-one writes teen horror with anything like the wit, gory panache and comic timing of Derek Landy. His Demon Road stories are definitely not for the faint-hearted: fourteen people have been disembowelled, ripped apart...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedDemon Road
Derek Landy
March 2016 Book of the Month Buckle up, because you are in for a hell of a ride! Amber's parents strike readers – and her – as eccentric, but nothing prepares her for the awful truth, revealed on her sixteenth...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedDemon Road
Derek Landy
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - September 2015 Book of the Month Buckle up, because you are in for a hell of a ride! Amber's parents strike readers – and her – as eccentric, but nothing prepares...
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Format: Hardback | Released 27/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Dying of the Light
Derek Landy
The final shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. This is it; this is the end, the concluding part, the final outcome and as the curtain comes down there is a moment of hush,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/03/2015
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Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
For the first time, every Skulduggery Pleasant short story - plus The End of the World, the World Book Day novelette - is collected into one magnificent volume. Join Gordon Edgley as he parties like it's 1985, watch Valkyrie Cain...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/01/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Dying of the Light
Derek Landy
September 2014 Book of the Month The final shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. This is it; this is the end, the concluding part, the final outcome and as the curtain comes down...
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Format: Hardback | Released 28/08/2014
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Armageddon Outta Here - the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
July 2014 Book of the Month For the first time, every Skulduggery Pleasant short story - plus The End of the World, the World Book Day novelette - is collected into one magnificent volume. Join Gordon Edgley as he parties...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/07/2014
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The Maleficent Seven (From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant)
Derek Landy
A brilliant, hilarious one-off novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant universe, from number-one-bestselling author Derek Landy - now in paperback.
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2014
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Reader ReviewedSkulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men
Derek Landy
Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year An eighth enthralling episode in the gripping story of the very dead, very magical and very funny sleuth commonly known as Skulduggery Pleasant. Always one step ahead of catastrophe, Skulduggery...
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/03/2014
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Reader ReviewedSkulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men
Derek Landy
Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year - September 2013 Book of the Month An eighth enthralling episode in the gripping story of the very dead, very magical and very funny sleuth commonly known as Skulduggery...
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Format: Hardback | Released 29/08/2013
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Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked
Derek Landy
March 2013 Book of the Month Book 7 in this hugely successful comedy-horror adventures series will appeal to lovers of Buffy the Vampire-Slayer, Ghostbusters and Dr Who! This breath-taking read combines magic, sorcery and the paranormal with some awesome teenagers...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2013
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Death Bringer
Derek Landy
Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior. Oh yes. And dead. 6th in this superb series.
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/03/2012
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Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer
Derek Landy
The sixth instalment in the historic, hysterical and horrific Skulduggery Pleasant series. Think you've seen anything yet? You haven't. Because the Death Bringer is about to rise! See below for links to all the series books:
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Format: Hardback | Released 16/04/2011
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Skulduggery Pleasant 5: Mortal Coil
Derek Landy
Best-selling Skulduggery Pleasant has taken the world by storm. A hugely entertaining mix of fear and fun in a magical community where the strangest things seem to happen for unpredictable reasons, this fifth volume tells a new chapter in the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 31/03/2011
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Skulduggery Pleasant 5: Mortal Coil
Derek Landy
Best-selling Skulduggery Pleasant has taken the world by storm. A hugely entertaining mix of fear and fun in a magical community where the strangest things seem to happen for unpredictable reasons, this fifth volume tells a new chapter in the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/09/2010
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Skulduggery Pleasant 4: Dark Days
Derek Landy
This is the fourth Skulduggery Pleasant adventure… only Skulduggery Pleasant himself is lost on the other side of a portal, with only some evil gods for company. Can he possibly survive? (Yes, all right, he's already dead. But still.) Sucked...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/09/2010
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Skulduggery Pleasant 3: The Faceless Ones
Derek Landy
Prize winning Skulduggery Pleasant is back for a third thrilling adventure. Along with his side-kick Stephanie, Skulduggery, the skeleton detective, must stand up to the Faceless Ones in a typically dramatic, dangerous and funny new adventure. The world of Skulduggery...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2009
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Skulduggery Pleasant 3: The Faceless Ones
Derek Landy
Prize winning Skulduggery Pleasant is back for a third thrilling adventure. Along with his side-kick Stephanie, Skulduggery, the skeleton detective, must stand up to the Faceless Ones in a typically dramatic, dangerous and funny new adventure. The world of Skulduggery...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/04/2009
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Skulduggery Pleasant 2: Playing With Fire
Derek Landy
Winner of the Irish Book Award. Danger, daring and dead bodies lie at the heart of this thrilling detective story. Skulduggery Pleasant, the DI whose name lives up to his looks, is back for a second set of hideous adventures. Now...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2008
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Skulduggery Pleasant 2: Playing With Fire
Derek Landy
Danger, daring and dead bodies lie at the heart of this thrilling detective story. Skulduggery Pleasant, the DI whose name lives up to his looks, is back for a second set of hideous adventures. Now Baron Vengeous is out of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2008
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Reader ReviewedSkulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
Joint winner of the Richard and Judy 9+ "Confident" category. A hugely original and funny fantasy, this tells of the magician Skulduggery who is urbane, sophisticated, well dressed and, as you might guess from his name, dead. Skulduggery has a youthful helper,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2007
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Skulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
This is, according to the worldwide publishers the biggest new publishing phenomenon of 2007. Well, that's quite a statement, and although we don't go quite that far yet, mainly because it is only published in the fourth month of the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/04/2007
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