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Joseph Delaney

(Joseph Henry Delaney)
UK flag (b.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.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction
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 (2006)
     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)
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)
Starblade Chronicles
1. A New Darkness (2014)
2. The Dark Army (2016)
3. The Dark Assassin (2017)
Arena 13 Trilogy
1. Arena 13 (2015)
2. The Prey (2016)
3. The Warrior (2017)
1. The Beast Awakens (2018)
2. The Witch's Warning (2019)
Joseph Delaney recommends
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 (2011)
(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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