Derek Landy

Derek Landy

Before writing his children's story about a sharply-dressed skeleton detective, DEREK LANDY 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.



  • Best known titles

  • Demon Road (The Demon Road Trilogy, Book 1)
  • The Dying of the Light (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9)
  • Armageddon Outta Here - The World of Skulduggery Pleasant
  • Last Stand of Dead Men (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 8)
  • Kingdom of the Wicked (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 7)
  • Death Bringer (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 6)
  • Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 5)
  • Dark Days (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 4)
  • The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 3)
  • Playing With Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 2)
  • Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 1)
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