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Joseph Delaney

(Joseph Henry Delaney)
UK (1945 - )

aka J K Haderack

Joseph Delaney is a retired English teacher living in Lancashire. He has three children and seven grandchildren and is a wonderful public speaker available for conference, library and bookshop events. His home is in the middle of Boggart territory and his village has a boggart called the Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church.

Most of the places in the Spook's books are based on real places in Lancashire. And the inspiration behind the stories often comes from local ghost stories and legends.
Spook's / The Last Apprentice
1. The Spook's Apprentice (2004)
     aka Revenge of the Witch
2. The Spook's Curse (2005)
     aka Curse of the Bane
3. The Spook's Secret (2007)
     aka Night of the Soul Stealer
4. The Spook's Battle (2007)
     aka Attack of the Fiend
5. The Spook's Mistake (2008)
     aka Wrath of the Bloodeye
6. The Spook's Sacrifice (2009)
     aka Clash of the Demons
7. The Spook's Nightmare (2010)
     aka Rise of the Huntress
8. The Spook's Destiny (2011)
     aka Rage of the Fallen
9. I Am Grimalkin (2011)
     aka Grimalkin, the Witch Assassin
10. Spook's Blood (2012)
     aka Lure of the Dead
11. Slither's Tale (2012)
     aka Slither
12. I Am Alice (2013)
     aka Spook's: Alice
13. The Spook's Revenge (2013)
     aka Fury of the Seventh Son
The Spook's Tale (2009)
Last Apprentice 3-Book Collection (omnibus) (2014)
The Last Apprentice Complete Collection (omnibus) (2014)
Seventh Apprentice (2014)
The Seventh Son (omnibus) (2014)
The Spook's ApprenticeThe Spook's CurseThe Spook's SecretThe Spook's Battle
The Spook's MistakeThe Spook's SacrificeThe Spook's NightmareThe Spook's Destiny
I Am GrimalkinSpook's BloodSlither's TaleI Am Alice
The Spook's RevengeThe Spook's TaleLast Apprentice 3-Book CollectionThe Last Apprentice Complete Collection
Seventh ApprenticeThe Seventh Son
Spook's Stories
Witches (2009)
     aka A Coven of Witches
The Spook's Bestiary (2010)
Grimalkin's Tale (2011)
Alice and the Brain Guzzler (2011)
WitchesThe Spook's BestiaryGrimalkin's TaleAlice and the Brain Guzzler
Starblade Chronicles
1. A New Darkness (2014)
A New Darkness
Joseph Delaney recommends
The Crowfield Curse
The Crowfield Curse (2010)
(Crowfield, book 1)
Pat Walsh
"A real page-turner... it belongs in the same dark place as The Spook's Apprentice."
Gallows At Twilight
Gallows At Twilight (2010)
(Witchfinder, book 2)
William Hussey
"I felt at home in this scary world. I wish I'd written this book myself!"

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