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Sunday 21 September 2014

Skullduggery writer Derek signs copies of latest bestseller

Mary Fogarty

Published 11/09/2013 | 05:22

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Derek Landy author of the 'Skullduggery Pleasant' series of books at Dubray Books: Beth Cullen and Emma Keogh with Derek

Author Derek Landy paid a visit to Dubray books on Bray's Main Street on Saturday to sign copies of 'Skullduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men.'

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Author Derek Landy paid a visit to Dubray books on Bray's Main Street on Saturday to sign copies of 'Skullduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men.'

This is the eighth instalment in the series of children's books, which follows the eponymous hero, an un-dead sorcerer and detective, and his partner Valkyrie Cain, as they try to stop arch-villain Nefarian Serpine from taking over the world.

In his latest book the story continues with skeleton-detective Skulduggery Pleasant getting to the root of a vast conspiracy that has been years in the making.

Derek's first book, Skulduggery Pleasant won the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book of the Decade and the Red House Children's Book Award.

His second, Playing with Fire, won an Irish Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, and his third, The Faceless Ones, is his Mother's personal favourite.

The author drew quite a crowd of young readers in Bray last Saturday. Derek's fans had lots of questions about the books which he was happy to answer.

He lives in Ireland with a variety of cats, a German Shepherd, and two geriatric Staffordshire Bull Terriers who keep peeing on his kitchen floor because they think it's funny.

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