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Derek Landy

Derek Landy is the author of the bestselling, awardwinning Skulduggery books – the funniest dead detective ever!

Before writing his children’s story about a sharply-dressed skeleton detective, Derek wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a murderous thriller in which everybody dies.

As a black belt in Kenpo Karate he has taught countless children how to defend themselves, in the hopes of building his own private munchkin army. He firmly believes that they await his call to strike against his enemies (he doesn’t actually have any enemies, but he’s assuming they’ll show up, sooner or later).

Derek lives on the outskirts of Dublin, and the reason he writes his own biography blurb is so that he can finally refer to himself in the third person without looking pompous or insane.

Books by Derek Landy

  • Dark Days

    Dark Days

  • Death Bringer

    Death Bringer

  • Kingdom of the Wicked

    Kingdom of the Wicked

  • Last Stand of Dead Men

    Last Stand of Dead Men

  • Mortal Coil

    Mortal Coil

  • Playing With Fire

    Playing With Fire

  • Resurrection

    Resurrection

  • Skulduggery Pleasant

    Skulduggery Pleasant

  • Skulduggery Pleasant

    Skulduggery Pleasant

  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Dark Days

    Skulduggery Pleasant: Dark Days

  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer

    Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer

  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked

    Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked

  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men

    Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men

  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil

    Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil

  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire

    Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire

  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Tanith Low in... The Maleficent Seven

    Skulduggery Pleasant: Tanith Low in... The Maleficent Seven

  • Skulduggery Pleasant: The Dying of the Light

    Skulduggery Pleasant: The Dying of the Light

  • Skulduggery Pleasant: The Faceless Ones

    Skulduggery Pleasant: The Faceless Ones

  • The Dying of the Light

    The Dying of the Light

  • The Faceless Ones

    The Faceless Ones

Awards

Derek Landy has won multiple awards for his Skulduggery Pleasant series, including the Richard & Judy and Red House awards.