"Get ready for the biggest NEW children's publishing phenomenon,
now in paperback! ""So you won't keep anything from me again?"" He
put his hand to his chest. ""Cross my heart and hope to die.""
""Okay then. Though you don't actually have a heart,"" she said.
""I know."" ""And technically, you've already died."" ""I know that
too."" ""Just so we're clear."" 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. When all hell
breaks loose, it's lucky for Skulduggery that he's already dead.
Though he's about to discover that being a skeleton doesn't stop
you from being tortured, if the torturer is determined enough. And
if there's anything Skulduggery hates, it's torture! Will evil win
the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long enough
to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it."