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Stephen Leather - Author

Stephen Leather was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shovelled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a petrol pump attendant, a barman, and worked for the Inland Revenue. He began writing full-time in 1992. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London’s Burning, The Knock and the BBC’s Murder in Mind series.

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If you like Stephen Leather you might also like to read books by Christopher Farnsworth, Brett Battles and Joe Hill.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Stephen Leather

First Response by Stephen Leather
First Response
Stephen Leather
March 2016 Book of the Month. Completely and brilliantly captivating, it all feels scarily real! Over several hours, in central London, at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/02/2016
White Lies The 11th Spider Shepherd Thriller by Stephen Leather
White Lies The 11th Spider Shepherd Thriller
Stephen Leather
A Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd thriller. He is a great character, an old-fashioned gung-ho hero with knowledge of modern procedures and weapons. This is his eleventh adventure. It all revolves around the Bin Laden killing and a possible conspiracy involving the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
White Lies The 11th Spider Shepherd Thriller by Stephen Leather
White Lies The 11th Spider Shepherd Thriller
Stephen Leather
August 2014 eBook of the Month. A Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd thriller. He is a great character, an old-fashioned gung-ho hero with knowledge of modern...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
Lastnight The 5th Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller by Stephen Leather
Lastnight The 5th Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller
Stephen Leather
The 5th in the fantastic Jack Nightingale series – don’t even think of reading it if you haven’t read the first four. Nightingale is a brilliant protagonist in a very dark world and this is a brilliant thrilling chiller. A...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
True Colours by Stephen Leather
True Colours
Stephen Leather
Sarah Broadhurst's view... The tenth Spider Shepherd adventure. If you have not discovered him yet then why not? After you’ve had your Jack Reacher fix you need to move on to these. Not only is he British but his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2013
Fair Game by Stephen Leather
Fair Game
Stephen Leather
The new Spider Shepherd thriller: up-to-the-minute action adventure with unbeatable pace.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/11/2011
Midnight by Stephen Leather
Stephen Leather
The second in the exhilarating new series by Stephen Leather that began with NIGHTFALL. A terrific edge of your seat thriller mixed with the darkness of the occult.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2011
Soft Target by Stephen Leather
Soft Target
Stephen Leather
His last book, Hard Landing, saw undercover policeman Dan Shepherd in trouble in prison. Now he is an assassin in a very tough and dangerous world. The action is good, the storyline is good, at times riveting and the further...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2005

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