She’s twelve. He’s dead. But together they’re going to save the world. Hopefully.
The iconic first book in the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series.
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…
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.\"
”'A high-intensity tale….Readers, particularly Artemis Fowl fans, will be skipping meals and sleep to get to the end.'” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
”'Utterly charming…perfect for the Potter crowd.'” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
”'Rich fantasy that is as engaging in its creative protagonists and villains as it is in the lightning-paced plot and sharp humor.'” - BCCB
”'Landy keeps the action brisk, his characters slightly macabre, and uses humor to take the edge off.'” - ALA Booklist
”'Skulduggery Pleasant serves up a thoroughly satisfying blend of humor, magic and adventure. Once you’ve met Stephanie and Skulduggery, you’ll be clamoring for a sequel.'” - Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series