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Derek Landy - Author

About the 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.

Featured books by Derek Landy

Skulduggery Pleasant 10: Resurrection

Skulduggery Pleasant 10: Resurrection

11+ readers 13+ readers

Author: Derek Landy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Skulduggery and Valkyrie are back in the tenth instalment in the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series - an incredible and unexpected treat for the legions of fans around the world. We can't say much but we can say this: Skulduggery and Valkyrie are going to team up with beloved characters from the first 9 books as well as an all-new cast, including new teen co-star Omen Darkly, for an adventure that takes the story to truly global proportions...while answering questions that go right back to the beginning. And Derek says this: I was halfway through Last Stand of Dead Men, I think, when I realised that I had more stories to tell. I told myself that if Skulduggery and Valkyrie survived the series, I would leave the option open of returning to their world. There were still secrets I need to reveal, after all, and there were still horrors they had to face. They survived the first series. But they're really going to wish they hadn't.

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American Monsters

American Monsters

13+ readers YA readers

Author: Derek Landy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2016

The epic conclusion in the mind-blowing supernatural thriller from bestselling author Derek Landy, creator of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant. Bigger, meaner, stronger, Amber closes in on her murderous parents as they make one last desperate play for power. Her own last hopes of salvation, however, rest beyond vengeance, beyond the abominable killers - living and dead - that she and Milo will have to face. For Amber's future lies in her family's past, in the brother and sister she never knew, and the horrors beyond imagining that befell them.

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The Maleficent Seven (From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant)

The Maleficent Seven (From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant)

11+ readers 13+ readers

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

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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Skulduggery Pleasant 6: Death Bringer

Skulduggery Pleasant 6: Death Bringer

11+ readers 13+ readers

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/03/2012

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior. Oh yes. And dead. 6th in this superb series.

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Skulduggery Pleasant 6: Death Bringer

Skulduggery Pleasant 6: Death Bringer

11+ readers 13+ readers

Author: Derek Landy Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/04/2011

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: 1. Skulduggery Pleasant 2. Playing with Fire 3. The Faceless Ones 4. Dark Days 5. Mortal Coil 6. Death Bringer 7. Kingdom of the Wicked 8. Last Stand of Dead Men 9. The Dying of the Light

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Other books by Derek Landy

Armageddon Outta Here - The World of Skulduggery Pleasant

Armageddon Outta Here - The World of Skulduggery Pleasant

Author: Derek Landy Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2022

The ULTIMATE story collection for Skulduggery Pleasant fans, now updated to include Apocalypse Kings AND six new stories for this edition. Enter the awesome world of Skulduggery Pleasant with this definitive story collection. Fully updated, this edition contains all the original stories, PLUS new novella Apocalypse Kings and six stories that have never before appeared in print - for a total of twenty-two mind-blowing tales. Go on the trail of a kidnapping victim, discover the gruesome secret of the Murder Cottage by the sea, and thrill to a story previously told only on Derek's Twitter - but that's not all! Oh no: there are two BRAND NEW stories written especially for this collection. Stories of murder, action, snappy repartee, astonishing action and badly laid plans. So it's business as usual, then... Introduced by Derek, these are the hidden stories of the skeleton who saves the world... and the girl who's destined to destroy it.

Armageddon Outta Here - The World of Skulduggery Pleasant

Armageddon Outta Here - The World of Skulduggery Pleasant

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2022

The ULTIMATE story collection for Skulduggery Pleasant fans, now updated to include Apocalypse Kings AND six new stories for this edition. Enter the awesome world of Skulduggery Pleasant with this definitive story collection. Fully updated, this edition contains all the original stories, PLUS new novella Apocalypse Kings and six stories that have never before appeared in print - for a total of twenty-two mind-blowing tales. Go on the trail of a kidnapping victim, discover the gruesome secret of the Murder Cottage by the sea, and thrill to a story previously told only on Derek's Twitter - but that's not all! Oh no: there are two BRAND NEW stories written especially for this collection. Stories of murder, action, snappy repartee, astonishing action and badly laid plans. So it's business as usual, then... Introduced by Derek, these are the hidden stories of the skeleton who saves the world... and the girl who's destined to destroy it.

Armageddon Outta Here - The World of Skulduggery Pleasant

Armageddon Outta Here - The World of Skulduggery Pleasant

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2022

The ULTIMATE story collection for Skulduggery Pleasant fans, now updated to include Apocalypse Kings AND six new stories for this edition. Enter the awesome world of Skulduggery Pleasant with this definitive story collection. Fully updated, this edition contains all the original stories, PLUS new novella Apocalypse Kings and six stories that have never before appeared in print - for a total of twenty-two mind-blowing tales. Go on the trail of a kidnapping victim, discover the gruesome secret of the Murder Cottage by the sea, and thrill to a story previously told only on Derek's Twitter - but that's not all! Oh no: there are two BRAND NEW stories written especially for this collection. Stories of murder, action, snappy repartee, astonishing action and badly laid plans. So it's business as usual, then... Introduced by Derek, these are the hidden stories of the skeleton who saves the world... and the girl who's destined to destroy it.

Until the End

Until the End

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2022

The second cycle of the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series comes to a thrilling end. You are not ready... The Faceless Ones have returned to our universe. The bad guys have won. With the end of everything just days away - and no longer able to rely on Valkyrie Cain - Skulduggery must make allies of enemies if he's going to stand any chance of saving what's left of the world. And just when things are looking their bleakest, they manage to get even worse, with Omen Darkly suddenly having to step up when his brother, the Chosen One, falls. There's a lot going on. Most of it is bad. Sorry about that.

Until the End

Until the End

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2022

The second cycle of the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series comes to a thrilling end. You are not ready... The Faceless Ones have returned to our universe. The bad guys have won. With the end of everything just days away - and no longer able to rely on Valkyrie Cain - Skulduggery must make allies of enemies if he's going to stand any chance of saving what's left of the world. And just when things are looking their bleakest, they manage to get even worse, with Omen Darkly suddenly having to step up when his brother, the Chosen One, falls. There's a lot going on. Most of it is bad. Sorry about that.

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