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A stunning illustrated guide to the denizens of the Dark written by the Spook himself.

A companion title to the phenomenally successful Spook’s Apprentice series. Discover how to bind a boggart and deal with a dead witch in this fascinating and lavishly illustrated Spook’s own “notebook”.

A must for die-hard fans of the series and an irresistible introduction to the Dark and the dangerous for new recruits.

“My name is John Gregory. What follows is my Bestiary – my personal account of the denizens of the dark I’ve encountered, together with the lessons I have learned and the mistakes I have made. I have held nothing back, and my hope is that the spook who follows me will continue to keep this record of the practical ways in which we deal with the dark.”


Christmas traditions have long included the telling of grisly tales and THE SPOOK'S BESTIARY by Joesph Delaney fits the bill. Adding value and context to the popular series, the illustrations and design of this book are stunning. It is a brooding and eerie collection of stories for reading in one sitting or dipping into.

Jake Hope, Bookseller. 2010 Booksellers' Choice

Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    December 1, 2010

    Bodley Head

    240 pages

    RRP $22.99

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