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Joseph Delaney - Author

About the 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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Other books by Joseph Delaney

Brother Wulf

Brother Wulf

Author: Joseph Delaney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

When young novice monk Brother Beowulf is sent to spy on Spook Johnson, he has no idea of the trouble he's about to find himself in. Johnson boasts to Wulf of his battles against demonic creatures, and even seems to imprisons local witches, though Wulf is sceptical - not least because the church has taught him that Spooks are a force for evil, and not to be trusted. But then the monsters Johnson claims to fight turn out to be very real indeed, and soon Wulf is forced to seek help from another young Spook, Tom Ward, who terrifies and charms him in equal measure. But the forces of the dark are many, and it's not long until Wulf and Tom realise they've bitten off far more than they can chew. A horrifying new enemy is rising - and only Wulf can stop it.

The Witch's Warning

The Witch's Warning

Author: Joseph Delaney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

A gloriously spooky horror-fantasy story from Joseph Delaney, the internationally multi-million bestselling author of The Spook's Apprentice Crafty halted, his heart lurching with fear, his mouth dry. There were bare footprints in the white snow, and each one was smeared with red, as if the owner of those clawed feet had stepped in a puddle of blood . . . Crafty and his friends have already faced dozens of horrifying aberrations during their time as Castle Gate Grubs - assistants to the mysterious guild of Gatemancers, who fight against the terrifying Shole. But the real battle is only just beginning. New and more dangerous aberrations are appearing all the time, and worse yet, it seems someone from within the Castle is helping them attack. And when an old enemy returns to give Crafty a disturbing warning, it seems time might be running out for all of them . . .

Spook's Revenge

Spook's Revenge

Author: Joseph Delaney Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Spook's Revenge by Joseph Delaney, read by Thomas Judd. 'He's the seventh son of a seventh son. His name is Thomas J. Ward and he's my gift to the County. When he's old enough we'll send you word. Train him well. He'll be the best apprentice you've ever had and he'll also be your last.'These were the words of Tom's Mam to the county Spook some years ago. As Tom, the Spook and their allies prepare to battle with the Fiend on a huge scale, to finally enact their revenge, it now remains to be seen whether Mam's declaration will come true.

Arena 13: The Warrior

Arena 13: The Warrior

Author: Joseph Delaney Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Arena 13: The Warrior by Joseph Delaney, read by Daniel Weyman, Kristin Atherton and Roy McMillan.After everything Leif has been through in Arena 13, it's finally time for him to fulfil his destiny and accompany his father's people beyond the barrier that imprisons all mankind. Meanwhile, Kwin, the girl he loves, is making waves in the arena as the first woman ever to grace its fighting floor. In their own ways, each of them is fighting to bring down the superhuman monsters that threaten the last people on earth. They might have picked fights they can't win. But freedom could be something worth dying for.Books in the series1: ARENA 132: ARENA 13: THE PREY3: ARENA 13: THE WARRIOR

Spook's: Dark Assassin

Spook's: Dark Assassin

Author: Joseph Delaney Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2017

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Spook's: Dark Assassin by Joseph Delaney, read by Gabrielle Glaister, Thomas Judd, Sean Barrett and Olivia Mace.The third chilling instalment in the new Spook's legend . . . An assassin lurks in the darkness between earth and oblivion - but who are they, and what is their mission? The people of the County live in fear of the beasts bent on bringing the war to their home. How can they possibly hope to survive when their fearsome enemies are fortified with the power of a god? Could the creature that moves in the darkness be the saviour the County seeks?Praise for A New Darkness: 'A solid, suspenseful, and spooky adventure' Publishers WeeklyPraise for The Dark Army: 'Unbeatable stuff for readers who like to be terrified!' Andrea Reece, lovereading4kids.co.uk

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