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."
"From the start, Landy is back to his wise-cracking best and this book sizzles with whip-smart dialogue and dark humour galore. Highly recommended." Sarah Webb, Independent IE "The witty and edgy Skulduggery Pleasant series will enthral kids for the age of ten, and adults too" Christina Hardyment, The Times