Derek Landy





Derek Landy


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in Lusk, Ireland
October 23, 1974

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Derek Landy is an Irish writer and screenwriter. In addition to the bestselling children's/YA series of Skulduggery Pleasant books, a supernatural mystery series starring Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton detective, and Valkyrie Cain, a young female magician, he has written two screenplays that have been made into films: the IFTA award winning "Dead Bodies" and the IFTA nominated "Boy Eats Girl". Landy himself was nominated for an IFTA for Best Script.

He doesn’t like to brag about all the awards he’s won, such as the Irish Book of the Decade, or the Red House in the UK, or all the other awards that he humbly displays on his mantelpiece. He is also far too modest to mention things like the first book being a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of t
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Average rating: 4.37 · 125,854 ratings · 7,945 reviews · 48 distinct works · Similar authors
Skulduggery Pleasant (Skuld...

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Playing with Fire (Skuldugg...

4.31 avg rating — 15,862 ratings — published 2008 — 41 editions
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The Faceless Ones (Skuldugg...

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Dark Days (Skulduggery Plea...

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Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pl...

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Death Bringer (Skulduggery ...

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Kingdom of the Wicked (Skul...

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Last Stand of Dead Men (Sku...

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The End of the World (Skuld...

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The Dying of the Light (Sku...

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“Doors are for people with no imagination.”
Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant

“Being a detective isn't all about torture and murder and monsters. Sometimes it gets truly unpleasant...The fate of the world may depend on whether or not you can bring yourself to visit your relatives.”
Derek Landy

“Are you going to shoot me?' Vengeous sneered. 'I wouldn't be surprised. What would a thing like you know about honor? Only a heathen would bring a gun to a sword fight.'

And only a moron would bring a sword to a gunfight.”
Derek Landy, Playing with Fire

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