Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery Pleasant

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 03/09/2007
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Skulduggery Pleasant
Loved it!!
This is one of the best selling 9-12 fiction titles in my children's section and I am ashamed to say that I had never read it. Up until recently. I am so g... READ MORE
Jessica Littlejohns at Newport
Skulduggery Pleasant
If you like Harry Potter, you'll like this!
Some real gems of stories can sometimes be found in the childrens section, and this is one of them. The first Skulduggery adventure had me engrossed from c... READ MORE
David Pitney at Milton Keynes
Skulduggery Pleasant
The World’s Most Unusual Detective - I wish I'd read these sooner
Stephanie Edgley’s life changes dramatically when her uncle dies; she goes from being a perfectly ordinary twelve-year-old schoolgirl to a trainee detectiv... READ MORE
Jane Mac

Synopsis

Meet the great Skulduggery Pleasant: wise-cracking detective, powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary (in the name of the greater good, of course).Oh yeah. And dead.Then there's his sidekick, Stephanie. She's… well, she's a twelve-year-old girl. With a pair like this on the case, evil had better watch out…“So you won't keep anything from me again?" He put his hand to his chest. "Cross my heart and hope to die." "Okay then. Though you don't actually have a heart," she said. "I know." "And technically, you've already died." "I know that too." "Just so we're clear."Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction.Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source – the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard.When all hell breaks loose, it's lucky for Skulduggery that he's already dead. Though he's about to discover that being a skeleton doesn't stop you from being tortured, if the torturer is determined enough. And if there's anything Skulduggery hates, it's torture… Will evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long enough to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007241620
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 270g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm

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Skulduggery Pleasant
Pleasantly Surprised!!!
Bought this for my 11 year old daughter, she was hesitant about reading it as it isn't her usual kind of book but she absolutely loved it and is now badger... READ MORE
1999shatom
Skulduggery Pleasant
Wow. Just wow.
This book is an absolute spectacle! It's great use of magic is not expected and not overly exaggerated, like Harry Potter; but it's clever and ingenous sty... READ MORE
MEddy
Skulduggery Pleasant
love it!!
it is really funny and exciting.I like the way it has a skeleton in it! the best book i have ever read!
fire
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
This book is very different but thrilling. It is aimed more at boys between the ages of about 9-12.
Bookberry
Skulduggery Pleasant
Brilliant!
I think it was an awesome book. I really want to buy the next one, but every time I buy the 2nd one of any series, I end up not liking it. Its weird. But I... READ MORE
Akifah
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
I loved this book so much and has read it so many times I know all the words. It makes me laugh at the conversations between Stephanie (Valkyrie Cain) and ... READ MORE
Zoe Jones
Skulduggery Pleasant
A fantastically magical and thrilling read!
I would say that within the age range it is placed (9-12), it is definitely a book for more 11-12 year olds. The story is generally quite innocent but thei... READ MORE
JMH88
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
A Great Book.
William Sykes
Skulduggery Pleasant
A Good Read
I read this book the whole way through, and I would say that it is not the best book I have ever read, but given the chance I would read it again. However,... READ MORE
Chars
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
A good read full of magic, humour exotic characters and great adventure. A book perfect for children with a wild imagination.
Rishav Kumar
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
I think this book is out of this world! You are always on the edge of your seat. I couldn't put the book down. If you love magic, mystery, suspence and act... READ MORE
Nicole Erskine
Skulduggery Pleasant
Fantastic!
I'm 16, and I absolutely love this book and the whole series! The writing is fantastic and the characters are just so believable! I love reading through ev... READ MORE
Samantha Taylor
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
A great book.
William Sykes
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
Excellent book, really a tough book to get through and is an INCREDIBLE read, just bought the sequel and can't wait to get my hands on it!
James Mead
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
i am sorry to give this 1 star since seeing everyone enjoying this .Its not a good book.VERY poorly presented.it is one of those books where you leave a 2 ... READ MORE
padraic noonan
Skulduggery Pleasant
An entertaining detective story
This is a great story of a very different type of detective. Skulduggery is a devilish character who wow’s you with his ingenuity. I think that the other k... READ MORE
Maggie Georgopoulos
Skulduggery Pleasant
one of the best books of all time!!!!!!
This is a timeless book that I'd recommend for every person who reads books. The skulduggery pleasant series as a whole ( with the possible exception of bo... READ MORE
Skulduggery Pleasant Addict
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
I read this in a couple of days and was so glad i did. Its Amazing!
William Sykes
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
Cant wait to get this book. Loads of people have said its a great book and apparently amazzingly excitin :)
Connor Reynolds
Skulduggery Pleasant
great from the start!
I got this book for xmas this year and i started reading it on the 26th and now its the 30th its taken me 4 days to read the whole book and considering i h... READ MORE
James Law
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
Funny and action-packed. Very enjoyable for the most part. Dragged a little towards the end.
Joseph Darton
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
i think that this is a brilliant book. The story line is great and he characters are very imaginative.
robert lowne
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
There is only one way to describe this book: Funny. This is a must read for children and adults alike. With a group of imaginative characters and witty dia... READ MORE
Leanne Bell
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant - Best Book Series EVER!
Skulduggery Pleasant is one of the best books I have ever read. Derek Landy has created a simply wonderful world in which people of any age can indulge the... READ MORE
Georgina
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasent is one of the best books i've ever read.It has humor, magic , adventure and (sometimes)some new vocabulary.Perfect for all ages.
Antonio Freitas
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
Exceedingly amusing read and one of the best books I have read in a long time! The character of Skulduggery is the best part of the story in my personal op... READ MORE
Rowe White
Skulduggery Pleasant
Truly Amazing!
It's one of the best books i've read; i feel like im right in the center of all the action and it really is a funny book! 5/5!
Mohimna
Skulduggery Pleasant
Skulduggery Pleasant
This book drove me to read the others in the series for a few simple reasons: It's got cool characters. The idea was immensely clever And the plot never we... READ MORE
Alex S
Skulduggery Pleasant
I think it is an amazing book
I think it is a really good book that anyone could sit down and enjoy. There is lots of descriptive writing and it is an action packed book.
GLEN DALY
Skulduggery Pleasant
Good
Series review. I have to confess I haven't read the full series. I'm not sure why either. These books were well written with rounded, interesting character... READ MORE
Book collector
Skulduggery Pleasant
Absolutely amazing!
When This book first got recommended to me by a friend, I was a bit sceptical however, I completely underestimated this book. I fell in love with the chara... READ MORE
R Gibb
Skulduggery Pleasant
Fantastic
I can not recommend this book enough brilliant from first page to the last
Campbell Petrie
Skulduggery Pleasant
Astounding!
Skulduggery Pleasant is an amazing series; it envelopes you in a magical, mystical world. This really is the book that gives you abit of everything: action... READ MORE
Abigail Clift