Skulduggery Pleasant #1: Skulduggery Pleasant

Stephanie’s Uncle Gordon wrote horror fiction. But when he dies and Stephanie inherits his estate, she discovers that though his books may have been horror, they weren’t exactly fiction! Pursued by evil forces intent on finding a mysterious key, Stephanie finds herself facing vampires, demons and hordes of fiendish baddies. As all hell breaks loose, can the wise-cracking skeleton of a dead magician save Stephanie’s skin? A mesmerising fusion of weirdness, wit and terror, this sensational novel introduces a unique hero: skeletal sleuth Skulduggery Pleasant!

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  • It Was The Best So scary so good :O .. U

    15 August 2019

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    The book is great, excellent characters and plot.

    24 August 2017

  • loved it

    This book is an absolute masterpiece, the first 100 pages may be a bit boring but it is worth it and is a great start to a truly amazing series, I am currently almost finished the 5th book and have bought all of them, up to 8.My favourite series ever and the final and last book is out in august.HYPE!

    18 April 2014

  • I think it’s a nice book.

    8 March 2014

  • loved it

    It is really really awesome! It’s the longest, and first proper book, I’ve ever read (I’m 8)

    15 November 2013

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    Derek Landy

    Derek Landy is the author of the bestselling Skulduggery books – the funniest dead detective ever!


    Derek Landy has won multiple awards for his Skulduggery Pleasant series, including the Richard & Judy and Red House awards.

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