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Publisher Description

Get ready for the biggest NEW publishing phenomena of 2007!

“So you won't keep anything from me again?"
He put his hand to his chest. "Cross my heart and hope to die."
"Okay then. Though you don't actually have a heart," she said.
"I know."
"And technically, you've already died."
"I know that too."
"Just so we're clear."

Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction.

Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source – the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard.

When all hell breaks loose, it's lucky for Skulduggery that he's already dead. Though he's about to discover that being a skeleton doesn't stop you from being tortured, if the torturer is determined enough. And if there's anything Skulduggery hates, it's torture… Will evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long enough to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it.

Reviews

Praise for Derek Landy:

‘Landy [has the] ability to craft an engaging story from start to finish.’ Inis

‘Derek Landy has been something of a publishing phenomenon.’ Irish Post

Praise for Skulduggery:

'A gripping debut.' Phil Hogan, Observer

‘Landy's witty style will win him fans of all ages … It's a good job Harry's [Potter] resigning before he's forcibly retired.’ Irish Mail on Sunday

'Hugely enjoyable – a thrill-a-minute adventure.' Jonathan Stroud, author of the BARTIMAEUS TRILOGY

'It's exciting, pacy, nicely handled and fun. I sincerely hope Landy revisits these characters.' Philip Ardagh, Guardian

'Skulduggery Pleasant serves up a thoroughly satisfying blend of humour, magic and adventure. Once you've met Stephanie and Skullduggery, you'll be clamouring for a sequel.' Rick Riordan, author of the PERCY JACKSON series

‘A remarkably accomplished debut with wonderful dialogue.’ Robert Dunbar, Irish Times

‘A rip-roaring adventure.’ Irish Sunday Independent

About the author

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."

GENRE
Kids & Young Adults
NARRATOR
RD
Rupert Degas
LENGTH
07:07
hr min
RELEASED
2007
April 2
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
321.5
MB

Customer Reviews

OrtyWills ,

Oh, Mr. Degas

One of the best book series of all time read by the most wonderfully adept narrators of all time- what more could a person ask for? I have no idea why Degas stopped being used later on in the series but it's a travesty against humanity.

Robin O'Reilly ,

Awesome!

My fav book!

Pecan47 ,

I want the last one to be on audiobook now!

When is the last one going to come out on audiobook?

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