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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

Resurrection

Resurrection

11+ 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)

9+ readers 11+ 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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Death Bringer

Death Bringer

9+ 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: Death Bringer

Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer

11+ 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

Falcon & Winter Soldier Vol. 1

Falcon & Winter Soldier Vol. 1

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

Apocalypse Kings

Apocalypse Kings

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

A brand new Skulduggery Pleasant novella for World Book Day: a hilarious and thrilling standalone story in the internationally bestselling series - perfect for new readers, and essential for Skulduggery fans... Three ancient gods are freed from their prison with only one desire: to destroy the planet and everyone on it. To save us all, Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain must go undercover in a Dublin school. Skulduggery has to blend in with the teaching staff, while Valkyrie has to pass for an ordinary schoolgirl. Above all else, no matter what happens, they both must act completely and utterly normal. We are so dead.

Apocalypse Kings

Apocalypse Kings

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

A brand new Skulduggery Pleasant novella for World Book Day: a hilarious and thrilling standalone story in the internationally bestselling series - perfect for new readers, and essential for Skulduggery fans... Three ancient gods are freed from their prison with only one desire: to destroy the planet and everyone on it. To save us all, Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain must go undercover in a Dublin school. Skulduggery has to blend in with the teaching staff, while Valkyrie has to pass for an ordinary schoolgirl. Above all else, no matter what happens, they both must act completely and utterly normal. We are so dead.

Skulduggery Pleasant: Books 1 - 3: The Faceless Ones Trilogy Skulduggery Pleasant, Playing with Fire, the Faceless Ones

Skulduggery Pleasant: Books 1 - 3: The Faceless Ones Trilogy Skulduggery Pleasant, Playing with Fire, the Faceless Ones

Author: Derek Landy Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/02/2021

Books 1, 2 and 3 in the Skulduggery Pleasant - the biggest, funniest, most thrilling comedy-horror-adventure series in the universe! From number-one-bestselling author Derek Landy. Book 1: SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT. Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: detective, sorcerer, warrior. Oh yes, and dead. Book 2: PLAYING WITH FIRE. Vengeous. Dusk. Sanguine. Three of the deadliest killers alive are in town to resurrect an unstoppable creature of horrifying power... and only Skulduggery and Valkyrie stand in their way. Book 3: THE FACELESS ONES. You've seen it all before: some bad guy wants to bring about the end of the world. A few people get hurt, sure, but everything's all right in the end. Well... not this time.

Seasons of War

Seasons of War

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

The thirteenth thrilling novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, SEASONS OF WAR will test the Skeleton Detective and Valkyrie like never before... War is coming. To avert catastrophe, Skulduggery and Valkyrie are sent on a secret mission that takes them away from everything they know, to a forsaken land of magic and grim, unrelenting terror. It is here that Valkyrie will have to fight the hardest - not only against the enemies who want her dead, but also against her own self-destructive impulses. It's only by crawling through darkness that she'll be able to once again stand in the light...

Falcon & Winter Soldier Vol. 1

Falcon & Winter Soldier Vol. 1

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2021

Seasons of War

Seasons of War

Author: Derek Landy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

The thirteenth thrilling novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, SEASONS OF WAR will test the Skeleton Detective and Valkyrie like never before... War is coming. To avert catastrophe, Skulduggery and Valkyrie are sent on a secret mission that takes them away from everything they know, to a forsaken land of magic and grim, unrelenting terror. It is here that Valkyrie will have to fight the hardest - not only against the enemies who want her dead, but also against her own self-destructive impulses. It's only by crawling through darkness that she'll be able to once again stand in the light...

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