Skulduggery Pleasant - Skulduggery Pleasant – The Haunted House on Hollow Hill

By Derek Landy

*The book version of the thrilling and innovative narrative podcast launching August 2024*

On a dark and stormy night …

A pair of journalists arrive at the most haunted house in Britain – the Hollow Hotel. They’re here to interview the Dark King of television magic, Romeo Gideon.

Instead, they discover the body of a murdered man hanging from the rafters – the work of a killer who wields actual magic as viciously as he does his blade. With the storm closing in, all exit routes cut off, and the killer taking them out one by one, their only hope lies with the two mysterious Irish detectives who seem quite at home with all this bloodshed …

Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain have only hours to figure out who the killer is in a hotel filled with the tortured spirits of the dead, the anguished wails of the dying, and the relentless whines of the living.

Listen to the free 6-episode, multi-actor podcast available on all major platforms from August 2024, featuring original music and sound effects.

Format: Hardback
Ageband: from 11
Release Date: 26 Sep 2024
Pages: 224
ISBN: 978-0-00-870847-4
Derek Landy lives near Dublin. Before writing his children\'s story about a sharply-dressed skeleton detective, he wrote the screenplays for a zombie movie and a murderous horror film. \"I think my career-guidance teacher is spinning in her grave,\" he says, \"or she would be if she were dead.\"

Praise for the Skulduggery Pleasant series: -

”'A writer at the height of his powers … Whatever your age, read them and enjoy the ride” - Irish Independent

”'Fast and funny” - The Times

”'Skulduggery Pleasant serves up a thoroughly satisfying blend of humour, magic and adventure” - Rick Riordan

”'Landy's witty style will win him fans of all ages” - Irish Mail on Sunday

”'Hugely enjoyable - a thrill-a-minute adventure” - Jonathan Stroud

”'A fast evolving plot and a great mix of scariness and humour” - Sunday Express

”'Exciting, pacy, nicely handled and fun” - Philip Ardagh, Guardian

”'Gripping” - Observer

”'A remarkably accomplished debut with wonderful dialogue” - Irish Times

”'A rip-roaring adventure” - Irish Sunday Independent