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Description - Skulduggery Pleasant #1 by Derek Landy

Meet the great Skulduggery Pleasant: wise-cracking detective, powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary (in the name of the greater good, of course).

Oh yeah. And dead.

Then there's his sidekick, Stephanie. She's... well, she's a twelve-year-old girl. With a pair like this on the case, evil had better watch out...

"So you won't keep anything from me again?"
He put his hand to his chest. "Cross my heart and hope to die."
"Okay then. Though you don't actually have a heart," she said.
"I know."
"And technically, you've already died."
"I know that too."
"Just so we're clear."

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 intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source - the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard.

When all hell breaks loose, it's lucky for Skulduggery that he's already dead. Though he's about to discover that being a skeleton doesn't stop you from being tortured, if the torturer is determined enough. And if there's anything Skulduggery hates, it's torture... Will evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long enough to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007241620
ISBN-10: 0007241623
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Skulduggery Pleasant #1 by Derek Landy - Reviewed by (23 Sep 2012)

I was pleasantly surprised by Skulduggery Pleasant even as an adult its a tremendously fun novel, fast paced, great plot and well though out.

Skulduggery Pleasant is basically a Skeleton but also a private detective. Skulduggery Pleasant is an excellent character while reading more of the book you realize just how well though out his person is. He is fast witted and very funny. Some of the one liners he comes out with will have you laughing out loud.

Stephanie is the young girl who is drawn into mystery.

For a kids book I was impressed by the plot and would highly recommend it with kids and adults alike.

Book Review: Skulduggery Pleasant #1 by Derek Landy - Reviewed by (18 Oct 2010)

This Is One Of The First Books That Got Me Back In to Reading

Great Book ++++++

P.S You Should Read This


Author Biography - Derek Landy

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."

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