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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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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...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
This turned out to be a very satisfactory culmination and conclusion to the whole Stephanie/Valkyrie/Darquesse (hate that name) story arc and I wonder if Landy didn't intend to stop here, but I notice there are two more Skulduggery books that have been released since... Anyway, it feels a little l...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
I haven't read any Skulduggery in ages but it's perfect for my current mood - that is fun, lightweight and fast-paced. The short story form offers the opportunity to experiment and Landy takes that opportunity, varying genre, tone and narrative perspective and in doing so proving he's not just a one...
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XOX rated it 1 year ago
The 2nd book of the series following "Demon Road". Amber is now safe from her parents, but not from the demon that gave his parents power. She is on the run with her protector Milo. This is more blood and gory on this installment. Reading this for Chilling Children square. OK. Amber ...
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