Derek Landy's novel Skulduggery Pleasant has won the North East Book Award, chosen by 150 students aged 11-13 from schools across the North East of England who read, reviewed and voted for their favourite book from a shortlist of six. This title is also one of Richard and Judy's children's book choices for 9+.
Plot: 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.
The book is stocked in Jordanhill Library at J 824 LAN.