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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." show more

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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Birth date: October 23, 1974
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EpicFehlReader rated it 1 year ago
A fantastic collection of ghost stories from leading children's authors Derek Landy (Scepter of the Ancients), Philip Reeve (Mortal Engines), Joseph Delaney (Revenge of the Witch), Susan Cooper (The Dark Is Rising), Eleanor Updale (Montmorency), Jamila Gavin (Coram Boy), Mal Peet (Keeper), Matt Haig...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
So, the new teen kid protagonist is nowhere near as interesting as Valkyrie, who is now 25, but teen protagonists are apparently mandatory in YA books. Fortunately, in this volume, most of the focus is on Valkyrie. And if you have no idea who I'm talking about, don't start here - go back to the be...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
And so Landy's love-letter to the TV show Supernatural comes to an end - rather abruptly! Some of it is predictable, most of it not. It's an amusing read.
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
The best novel I've read by Landy! It also has the best reason to get rid of the parents I've ever come across in teen fantasy. I suspect its inspiration resides heavily in the TV show, Supernatural, and the level of explicit horror was startling. Trade-mark Landy quiping and comic-relief idiot are ...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
This entry in the series is the most serious in tone so far, with a depressed and guilt ridden Valkyrie trying to come to terms with the events of the previous book. She's 24 at this point and inevitably we get introduced to a younger protagonist (14) because that's the Law or something; kids' books...
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