Days after the sudden death of her uncle, Stephanie Edgley is attacked by a mysterious stranger in the house she inherited. Saved by the skeleton detective, Skulduggery Pleasant, she is introduced to an underworld of magic she never knew existed. But it turns out that her uncle had known better and he died because of it. Join Stephanie and Skulduggery on their adventure to solve the mystery of Uncle Gordons murder and save the world. Derek Landy brings fast paced action and witty dialogue to the first title in a series that will delight children and young adults alike. - Luke (QBD)
After Stephanie Edgleys uncle passes away, she's swept in to world of magic and adventure. Taken under the wing of a wise-cracking skeleton detective, Stephanie must dig deep to discover what truly happened to her uncle.
With bad guys all around will Stephanie and Skulduggery be enough to save the day? - Stephen (QBD)
Not sure what to read next? Do you like dry humour, witty banter and skeletons with a really good sense of fashion? Good, because this is the book for you! So strap yourself in and prepare for monsters, magic, and mayhem. This series won't fail to hit your funny bone! - Kristy (QBD)
Derek Landy had me hooked from Page 1 with a skeleton detective, strong willed, young girl who doesn’t fit in and a misfit group of friends. Twelve-year-old Stephanie Edgley is tired of her boring and miserable life. But when a mysterious man breaks into her recently inherited uncle's house and tries to kill her, she is saved by a funny, arrogant, fireball-throwing, 400-year-old detective that goes by the name of Skulduggery Pleasant, who just so happens to be a walking, talking skeleton. She is pulled into a secret world of danger, murder and magic. Make no bones about it: Skulduggery Pleasant serves up a thoroughly satisfying blend of humor and adventure. Perfect for 9+. - Marcelle (QBD)
Meet Skulduggery Pleasant, a wisecracking skeleton detective protecting the world from ancient evil and to save the world he must team up with 12 year old Stephanie, what could possible go wrong? If you love Harry Potter or Percy Jackson then strap yourself in and prepare for monsters, magic and mayhem! This series is sure to hit your funny bone! - Lindsay (QBD)
11 year old Stephanie Edgley suddenly finds herself part of a magical world when her Uncle Gordon dies and she meets Skulduggery Pleasant - a walking, talking skeleton detective who solves magical crimes. If you love biting sarcasm, sharp wit and headstrong young women then you'll love Skulduggery Pleasant and Stephanie Edgley as they do their best to save the world one day at a time. Complimented by a full cast of good and bad guys, you'll love Ghastly Bespoke and Tanith Low just as much as you hate Nefarian Serpine and Stephanie's Aunt Beryl. While Landy has packed 'Skulduggery Pleasant' with countless laugh-out-loud moments, he doesn't pull any punches either - be prepared for murder, danger and fight-scenes that will have your heart racing. A must for any young reader who loves magic!
'Skulduggery Pleasant' is the first in the series and Derek Landy really turns up the heat in the second book, 'Playing With Fire' so be sure to start your collection today! - Caitlin (QBD)
Skulduggery Pleasant Series
Skulduggery is a young man who died in a war against his worst enemy but was brought back to life to seek revenge. He eventually took down his enemy, but was left to wonder the world as a skeleton. In the first book we meet Stephanie Edgely the niece of Skulduggery Pleasant's ex- partner who died. Skulduggery then takes it upon himself to recruit Stephanie and introduce her to the realm of magic. You are brought on a journey with these to great characters that have been very cleverly put together. I really enjoy these books because they are about an everyday girl who discovers that there's more to the world than what she realizes. She meets a Skeleton who becomes her best friend and they go on crazy adventures to save each other and the world from the hands of danger. Reviewed by Ashley Weis