By Derek Landy; illustrated by Tom Percival
Stephanie's uncle dies, leaving his estate to her. A storm results in the 12-year-old staying alone overnight in her uncle's empty house, where she meets and joins forces with strange skeleton detective, Skulduggery Pleasant. Action abounds in this wacky fantasy, and there's a sequel.
HarperCollins, 2007. ISBN: 9780061231155