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  • Published: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448120345
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 20

The Spook's Stories: Grimalkin's Tale


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A terrifying short story from the world of Jospeh Delaney's best-selling Wardstone Chronicles, featuring the fearsome witch assassin, Grimalkin.

'I fear nobody. But my enemies fear me . . . Without ruthlessness and savagery I would not survive even a week of the life I lead. I am the witch assassin of the Malkin clan.'

Meet Grimalkin, the fearsome witch assassin, and find out how she came to take the role she now holds.

This exclusive digital short story set in the world of Joseph Delaney's best-selling series The Wardstone Chronicles first appeared in the spine-tingling collection The Spook's Stories: Witches. Now available separately for the first time, and including a preview of the first chapter of I Am Grimalkin, this is perfect for existing fans and newcomers alike. The only question is, are you brave enough . . .

  • Pub date: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448120345
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 20

About the Author

Joseph Delaney

Joseph Delaney used to be an English teacher, before becoming the best-selling author of the Spook's series, which has been published in 24 countries and has sold over a million copies. The first book, The Spook's Apprentice, is now a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore.

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Praise for The Spook's Stories: Grimalkin's Tale

“What really sets it a notch above some of its peers is some terrific writing, dense atmosphere, and the intriguing glimpse of English folklore it affords its readers”

Stefan Bachmann, The Bookbag

“Instantly evocative and highly filmic”

Amanda Craig, The Times

“If you haven't yet discovered the Wardstone Chronicles because you don't have to be a Spook aficionado to enjoy these haunting histories. Just make sure you're not alone when you read them!”

Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post

“This spooky collection of gruesome, brutal tales about witches, spooks and boggarts is a great way to spend an afternoon losing yourself in the world of the weird”

First News

“Much is explained in detail and Delaney gives Spook devotees a greater insight into some of his most beloved and intriguing characters”

Fantasy Book Review


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