Derek Landy has scored a huge book deal (1 million British pounds) for a middle grade trilogy. (Owen Bowcott reports for the Guardian. Read the article for the rags-to-riches and cauliflower story.)
The first in the three-book series--Skulduggery Pleasant--comes out in the U.K. on April 2. It stars "a smartly-dressed skeleton detective and a 12-year-old girl."
ETA: Here's the video link (via A Fuse #8 Production).