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Joseph Delaney - Author

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.

The Spook's Apprentice, The Spook's Curse and The Spook's Secret have all been shortlisted for the Lancashire children's Book for the Year Award. The Spook's Apprentice is the winner of both the Sefton Book Award and the Hampshire Book Award.

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Spook's: The Dark Assassin
Joseph Delaney
In a Nutshell: Classically creepy supernatural struggles Exquisitely chilling and brimming with beasts, this third book in the Spooks' Starblade Chronicles series is an utterly enthralling, spine-tingling treat. Tom Ward is now a fully-fledged Spook and, as such, his life...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/01/2017
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Reader ReviewedSpook's: The Dark Army
Joseph Delaney
Following the shocking final events of A New Darkness, fans of the Spook's series will be desperate to find out what happens next. The opening chapter is riveting as Tom Ward, slaughtered at the end of the previous book, is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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Reader ReviewedSpook's: The Dark Army
Joseph Delaney
Following the shocking final events of A New Darkness, fans of the Spook's series will be desperate to find out what happens next. The opening chapter is riveting as Tom Ward, slaughtered at the end of the previous book, is...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2016
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Reader ReviewedSpook's: A New Darkness
Joseph Delaney
Dreadful monsters abound in this new chapter of the Spook's saga and as ever Delaney's storytelling will catch many readers. Tom Ward is now the County's Spook and when reports come in of a series of horrible murders it's his...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/02/2015
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Seventh Son The Spook's Apprentice
Joseph Delaney
Joseph Delaney's Spook's series has a huge following amongst young teen readers, and no wonder. This kind of storytelling has real appeal – the books are action-packed, with the threat of dark and dreadful deeds, but always bound by...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/02/2014
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The Ghost Prison
Joseph Delaney
A spine-tingling ghost story which will scare even the bravest readers! Billy's job is to guard the prison cells at night. But his prisoners are all a very special kind of creature. They are ghosts! Billy is warned to stay...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/09/2013
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Spook's: I am Grimalkin
Joseph Delaney
This latest chilling instalment in the Wardstone Chronicles follows Grimalkin, the terrifying witch assassin, feared wherever she is known. Click here to visit the Spooks books website featuring videos and the author's Spook's series blog.
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2011
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The Spook's Nightmare (Wardstone Chronicles 7)
Joseph Delaney
This is the terrifying seventh title in the Wardstone Chronicles about a young 13 year old boy training to be an exorcist. Ideal for readers who have outgrown Harry Potter, but be prepared the titles are very scary so for...
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Format: Hardback | Released 27/05/2010
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The Spook's Secret (Wardstone Chronicles 3)
Joseph Delaney
A book to be read after dark if you dare. This is terrific writing coupled with such an exciting and frightening storyline of good versus evil that you really will be hanging onto the bedcovers while reading it. It's the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2007
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The Spook's Apprentice (Wardstone Chronicles 1)
Joseph Delaney
Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to the local Spook. The job is hard, the Spook is distant and many apprentices have falled before Thomas. Somehow Thomas must learn how to exorcise...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2005
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