Stephen Leather

is one of the UK’s most successful thriller writers. Stephen Leather is the author of more than thirty novels and in 2011 The Bookseller magazine announced he was one of the Top 100 most influential people in UK publishing. His eBook The Basement topped the UK and US Kindle charts and his recent thriller False Friends was a Sunday Times bestseller.

“Stephen Leather should be nestling in your bookshelves alongside Frederick Forsyth and Jack Higgins…authentic…tersely written…exciting stuff with plenty of heart palpitating action gingered up by mystery and intrigue…Leather is an intelligent thriller writer” Daily Mail
Dan “Spider” Shepherd
Stephen Leather - Dan Shepherd - White Lies

Stephen Leather introduced the character of Dan “Spider” Shepherd in his book Hard Landing. Shepherd was an SAS trooper but he left the SAS after being shot in Afghanistan. He began working as a police officer in London but was soon recruited into an undercover squad that could make better use of his talents.

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Jack Nightingale
Stephen Leather - Jack Nightingale - Last Night

Stephen Leather introduced the character of Jack Nightingale in his book Nightfall. Nightingale is forced to leave his job as an armed police officer and becomes a private detective in London. A few weeks before his thirty-third birthday Nightingale discovers that he was adopted at birth.

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Stand alone novels
Stephen Leather - Stand alone novels - Tango One

Stephen Leather’s first book – Pay Off – was published by Collins in 1986, and he went on to write The Fireman and Hungry Ghost while working as a journalist on the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. All three books were published by Harper Collins.

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Self-published work
Stephen Leather - Self-published work - Take Two

Stephen Leather is one of the UK’s most successful eBook entrepreneurs. His self-published eBooks The Basement, Once Bitten and Dreamer’s Cat were all bestsellers on the Kindle and at one point he had four of the top five slots on the UK Kindle bestseller list.

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