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Derek Landy

Biography

Derek Landy

Derek Landy lives near Dublin, Ireland. Before writing his children's story about a sharply dressed skeleton detective, he wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a slasher 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).

The reason Derek writes his own biographical blurb is so that he can finally refer to himself in the third person without looking pompous or insane.

Derek Landy

Books by Derek Landy

by Derek Landy - Adventure, Children's, Children's 10+, Fantasy, Fiction

Skulduggers is lost on the other side of a portal. there's a gang of villains bent on destroying the Sanctuary, there are some very powerful people who want Valkyrie dead, and as if all that wasn't enough it looks very likely that a sorcerer named Darquesse is going to kill the world and everyone on it. Skulduggery is gone. All our hopes rest with Valkyrie --- these are dark days indeed.

by Derek Landy - Adventure, Children's, Children's 10+, Comedy, Fantasy, Fiction

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.

by Derek Landy - Adventure, Children's, Children's 10+, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

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, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source --- the wisecracking skeleton of a dead sorcerer...

by Derek Landy - Adventure, Children's, Children's 10+, Fantasy, Fiction

Valkyrie screamed, sprinting toward Skulduggery. He looked up and reached out to her, but it was too late. If you've read the other Skulduggery books by Derek Landy (and you really should have read them by now), you've seen it all before: Some bad guy wants to bring about the end of the world, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie fight valiantly to stop it from happening. A few people get hurt, sure, but everything's all right in the end.Well, not this time.

by Derek Landy - Children's, Fiction

The Necromancers no longer need Valkyrie to be their Death Bringer, but there's a reason they  don't need her any more --- because they've found their Death Bringer already, the person who will dissolve the doors between life and death. And that's a very, very bad thing!

by Derek Landy - Children's, Fiction

Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back --- just in time to see their whole world get turned upside down. With Valkyrie struggling to protect her dark secret, Skulduggery and the gang are more vulnerable than ever, just as a plague of body-snatching Remnants are released upon the world!