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Skulduggery Pleasant

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Skulduggery Pleasant

By Derek Landy; Tom Percival (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780061231155, 392pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2007

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Description

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant

Ace Detective
Snappy Dresser
Razor-tongued Wit
Crackerjack Sorcerer
and
Walking, Talking,
Fire-throwing Skeleton

--as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old.

These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil.

The end of the world?

Over his dead body.



Praise For Skulduggery Pleasant

“An utterly charming debut, perfect for the Potter crowd.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Landy keeps the action brisk, his characters slightly macabre, and uses humor to take the edge off.”
-ALA Booklist

“Fun and quirky with lots of humor.”
-Locus

“A distinctly Horowitzian humor and verve.”
-London Times

“This book is a delight. Full of character, black humor, and great fun.”
-Daily Telegraph (London)

“Expected to take over Harry Potter’s place.”
-UPI

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