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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

  • Midnight


  • Mortal Coil

    Mortal Coil

  • Playing With Fire

    Playing With Fire

  • Resurrection


  • Skulduggery Pleasant

    Skulduggery Pleasant

  • Skulduggery Pleasant

    Skulduggery Pleasant

  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil

    Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil

  • The Dying of the Light

    The Dying of the Light

  • The Faceless Ones

    The Faceless Ones


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