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.

Derek Landy books reviewed


  • Skulduggery Pleasant (2007)
  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire (2008)
  • Skulduggery Pleasant: The Faceless Ones (2009)
  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil (2010)