Meet the great Skulduggery Pleasant: wise-cracking detective, powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary. 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. 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. Evil forces are intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source, the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard.
This is a brilliant fast action paced fantasy series. The characters are charismatic and entertaining. Also the storyline has twists and turns that will have you leave wanting to read more. Plus, the audiobook is amazing and well worth a listen.