Stephen Leather
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Stephen Leather

Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers, an eBook and Sunday Times bestseller and author of the critically acclaimed Dan "Spider' Shepherd series and the Jack Nightingale supernatural detective novels. Before becoming a novelist he was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mirror, the Glasgow Herald, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.

He is one of the country's most successful eBook authors and his eBooks have topped the Amazon Kindle charts in the UK and the US. In 2011 alone he sold more than 500,000 eBooks and was voted by The Bookseller magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the UK publishing world. Born in Manchester, he began writing full time in 1992.

His novel The Chinaman was filmed as The Foreigner starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.

His bestsellers have been translated into fifteen languages. He has also written for television shows such as London's Burning, The Knock and the BBC's Murder in Mind series and two of his books, The Stretch and The Bombmaker, were filmed for TV. You can find out more from his website www.stephenleather.com

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Best Sellers

    • The Chinaman

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Jungle-skilled, silent, and lethal, he had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great plot idea, but...

    • By Robert on 08-11-07

    Regular price: $25.45

    • Light Touch

    • The 14th Spider Shepherd Thriller
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The 14th thriller in the Spider Shepherd series promises even more gripping action from The Sunday Times best seller Stephen Leather....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good Spider Shepherd book

    • By Lina on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Nightmare

    • Nightingale, Book 3
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    The last case of police negotiator Jack Nightingale’s career ended in the death of nine-year-old Sophie Underwood....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Trying To Give a Different Perspective

    • By Michael Oberhardt on 10-04-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Takedown

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    When a British Special Forces soldier goes rogue, ex-MI5 controller Charlotte Button is hired to work out what his plan is and to take him down before he can carry it out....

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Hard Landing

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 1
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    As a detective working for an elite undercover squad, Dan "Spider" Shepherd has lied, cheated, and conned in order to bring Britain's most wanted criminals to justice....

    Regular price: $16.83

    • Hot Blood

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    When the man who once saved his life is kidnapped in Iraq, undercover cop Dan Shepherd has to decide whether his loyalties lie with his country, his career, or his friend....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Narrator

    • By Barbara on 07-05-07

    Regular price: $26.71

    • The Shout

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Bea Holland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Vicky Lewis is a force to be reckoned with: not yet 30 and already Crew Manager in the London Fire Brigade, she's destined for great things....

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Nightshade

    • A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller, Book 4
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    When a murdered young girl miraculously returns to life saying she's spoken to God, it's clear that sinister forces are at play....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good thriller

    • By Steven on 11-26-16

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Long Shot

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 19 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The plan is so complex, the target so well protected that the three snipers have to rehearse the killing in the seclusion of the Arizona desert.....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Narration Ever

    • By Corey P. Riddle on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $19.07

    • Cold Kill

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 3
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    People smuggling, counterfeit currency, and attempted murder: It’s all in a day’s work for undercover cop Dan "Spider" Shepherd....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Lina on 02-07-15

    Regular price: $16.83

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