Revenge of the Witch
By Joseph Delaney
Greenwillow Books, 2005. 344 pgs. Young Adult
Tom is a seventh son of a seventh son, giving him the special gift of being able to become the Spooks Apprentice. His job is to learn how to protect the county against boggarts, ghosts, witches, and other things that go bump in the night. First he just has to overcome his own fears before he can protect others.
This is a great series for those who enjoy The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and the Monster Blood Tattoo series by D.M. Cornish.