Jack Nightingale

23 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 879 ratings

Nightfall Publisher's Summary

Uttered by the abusive father of a nine-year-old girl, that phrase ended Jack’s career as a police negotiator and has been haunting him ever since. Now that he is a struggling private detective, those words return with a vengeance when he inherits a mansion - and some terrifying information. Apparently Jack’s soul was sold at birth, and a devil will come to claim it on his 33rd birthday just weeks away. It’s a hard pill to swallow, given that Jack doesn’t believe in hell (heaven, either). But when people close to him start to die, he is forced to consider that real evil may be at work, and if he doesn’t find a way out, he’ll be damned to hell for eternity.Brooding intensity, unrelenting suspense, and surprising wit fill the pages of Nightfall, the first installment of Stephen Leather’s mesmerizing trilogy.

©2012 Stephen Leather (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Nightfall

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 166

    Uttered by the abusive father of a nine-year-old girl, that phrase ended Jack’s career as a police negotiator and has been haunting him ever since. Now that he is a struggling private detective, those words return with a vengeance when he inherits a mansion - and some terrifying information. Apparently Jack’s soul was sold at birth, and a devil will come to claim it on his thirty-third birthday just weeks away. It’s a hard pill to swallow, given that Jack doesn’t believe in hell (heaven, either).

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Decent narrator, crap story.

    • By Steve on 04-25-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Nightfall

    • A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    “You’re going to hell, Jack Nightingale”: They are words that ended his police career. Now Jack’s a struggling private detective – and the chilling words come back to haunt him. Nightingale’s life is turned upside down the day that he inherits a mansion from a man who claims to be his father. It comes with a warning that Nightingale’s soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his 33rd birthday – just three weeks away.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Kept my attention

    • By Uber Femme on 08-12-10

    Regular price: $14.91

  • Book 2

    • Midnight

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Jack Nightingale found it hard enough to save lives when he was a cop. Now he needs to save a soul – his sister's. But to save her he has to find her and they’ve been separated since birth. When everyone Jack talks to about his sister dies horribly, he realises that someone, or something, is determined to keep them apart. If he's going to save his sister, he's going to have to do what he does best - negotiate. But any negotiation with the forces of darkness comes at a terrible price.

    Regular price: $16.83

    • Midnight

    • A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller, Book 2
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    He's a PI trying to put his life in perspective after his last go-round with the ultimate evil, but the chilling phrase returns again: "Your sister is going to hell, Jack Nightingale." This time it is uttered by a dead woman hanging over a staircase, her neck broken by the laundry cord she tied around it before tossing herself over the banister. But Jack and his sister have been separated since birth. How can he save someone he’s never met?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-18-13
    • A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller, Book 2
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 06-19-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 143 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • Nightmare

    • A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller, Book 3
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    What goes around comes around. Jack Nightingale learned that as a cop and discovered that it was just as true in the world of the supernatural. His life changed forever on the day he failed to stop a young girl throwing herself to her death. Ever since, he’s been haunted by thoughts that he could have done more to save her. Now her cries for help are louder than ever. Is she trapped in eternal torment? Or are the forces of darkness torturing and deceiving him in order to regain the ultimate prize – his soul?

    Regular price: $16.83

    • 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 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    The last case of police negotiator Jack Nightingale’s career ended in the death of nine-year-old Sophie Underwood. Since then, he’s saved his own soul from the devil...but now he is haunted by Sophie’s cries for help. When the police drag him to the hospital to meet a supposedly comatose gangbanger who keeps saying Jack’s name, Nightingale realizes that this is Sophie’s desperate attempt to reach him from beyond the grave.

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

    • By Michael Oberhardt on 10-04-14

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 4

    • Nightshade

    • A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller, Book 4
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    When a murdered young girl miraculously returns to life saying she's spoken to God, it's clear that sinister forces are at play. And when those who speak to her inexplicably commit suicide shortly afterwards, Nightingale is called in. He discovers a demon has possessed the girl's body…and the only way to banish it is to kill her. And that's not all he has to deal with. After a farmer kills eight people before turning the gun on himself, the press label him as a Satanist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good thriller

    • By Steven on 11-26-16

    Regular price: $16.09

  • Book 5

    • Lastnight

    • A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller, Book 5
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    A killer is murdering Goths with relish - skinning and butchering them. The cops aren’t getting anywhere so Jack Nightingale’s nemesis, Superintendent Chalmers, asks him for help. Nightingale discovers that the murdered Goths had one thing in common: a tattoo connected to the secretive, Satanic, child-sacrificing cult called the Order Of Nine Angles. As Nightingale closes in on the killers, the tables are turned and he finds himself in the firing line, along with his friends and family. The Order will stop at nothing to protect their secrets and Nightingale realises that there is nothing he can do to protect himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Fascination Continues

    • By Mary Ellen on 04-08-17
    • A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller, Book 5
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 06-01-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 80 ratings

    Regular price: $16.09

  • Book 6

    • San Francisco Night

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Jack Nightingale fights his battles in the shadows - in the grey areas where the real world meets the supernatural. But when he arrives in San Francisco to take on a group of Satanists bent on opening a doorway to hell, the danger is out in the open and all too real. The Apostles - a Satanic coven using murder and torture to pave the way for a demon to enter the real world - realise that Nightingale is on their tail and unleash their own brand of monsters to take him down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jack Nightingale Rules The Night

    • By Mary Ellen on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 7

    • New York Night

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Teenagers are being possessed and turning into sadistic murderers. Priests can't help, nor can psychiatrists. So who is behind the demonic possessions? Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate and finds his own soul is on the line.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I have enjoyed this series.

    • By tawandasue on 11-22-17

    Regular price: $19.82

  • Book 8

    • Tennessee Night

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    When Jack Nightingale learns that there is a mysterious list of children who are at risk, he takes the case, spurred on by the fact that he knows one of the names, and that makes it personal. His investigation brings him up against a demon from hell who is being used on a mission of revenge. But if Nightingale is to save the children, and his own soul, he’ll need help from an old adversary. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rushed audio, poorly edited, but good book.

    • By Robert Lanckton on 03-11-19

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The House on Gable Street

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In the middle of the night, two young infants start screaming in their bedroom as the temperature drops, the baby mobiles spin wildly and the room is filled with an aura of fear, panic and dread.... Jack Nightingale is called to investigate these spooky goings on in the house of occult-metal rock star Jimmy Deadman and his health-crazed supermodel wife, Mary Madison. To try to work out what’s going on and save the poor children from the haunting, he must delve into the history of the town and the house itself and discover the meaning of two mysterious occultist lockets gifted to the babies on the day of their baptism.

    Regular price: $17.23

    • Nightingale: A Short Story Collection

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Detective Jack Nightingale fights his battles in the shadows, in the grey areas where demons and monsters seek their prey. In this collection of nine short stories, Nightingale matches wits against demons from Hell, monsters created by humans, and Satanists who have done their own private deals with the devil.

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Watery Grave

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Jack Nightingale and his companion Jenny McLean travel to Dorset to help Laura, an old school friend of Jenny’s - mysterious footsteps have been appearing on Laura’s deck every night, leading from the ocean to her house. As the footsteps get closer day by day, Nightingale must figure out who they belong to, why they appear and whether their owner comes in peace....  

    Regular price: $2.28

    • Knock Knock

    • A Jack Nightingale Short Story
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    South London gangster Perry Smith doesn’t scare easily, but when four of his associates are brutally ripped apart by a demon called Amy, he calls in Jack Nightingale. Nightingale thinks it’s a wind-up - the gang contacted the demon via an iPad app whilst on holiday. But before he knows it, he’s on his way to Fuengirola, with his assistant, Jenny McLean, to send Amy back to where she came from.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Possession

    • A Jack Nightingale Short Story
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It’s been a long time since Jack Nightingale has taken confession. But repenting for his sins is not the only reason he has come to visit Father O’Grady - he needs him to perform an exorcism. Billy has been possessed by Bakka, a powerful demon who is Satan’s most loyal servant, and Jack must race to save the boy, and the world, from succumbing to the greatest evil imaginable.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • The Asylum

    • A Jack Nightingale Short Story
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Wentworth Asylum, once used to house thousands of people, now lies abandoned. People insist it is inhabited by an ex-inmate who now chops down those who enter with her ax. After two teenagers turn up dead in the asylum, a television crew head to the asylum in the hopes of catching footage of the haunting. And to ensure their safety, Jack Nightingale is sent with them. But is it merely an ax-wielding murderer which awaits them?

    Regular price: $3.26

    • The Cards

    • A Jack Nightingale Short Story
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Tarot cards predict the future, right? Trust Jack Nightingale to find a pack that can change that future...and of course he 'borrows' a card and signs a Latin contract he can’t read in his own blood. Can Jack and his longtime assistant Jenny McLean thwart the cards and destroy his and dozens of other contracts? Would anyone put money on a demon triumphing when Nightingale is on a mission?

    Regular price: $3.26

    • The Doll

    • A Jack Nightingale Short Story
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Finally with some time off, Jack Nightingale decides to take a scenic tour of some haunted sites on the American East coast. But when a strange doll is dumped in the road in front of him, what was meant to be a break for rest and relaxation turns into a battle for life and death; the doll is powerful, murderous and evil. And Nightingale may have unwittingly made himself its next target.... 

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Wrong Turn

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Somewhere along Route 74, Jack Nightingale takes a wrong turn, ending up at a nightmarish convention for serial killers. When things start getting out of hand, Nightingale has to step in to stop more blood being shed.     

    Regular price: $2.28

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