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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... show more



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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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 3 years ago
Okay, so the mystery isn't the best. The central character is engaging. But the neat thing is all the references to locked room mysteries and great historical detectives. There are some nice touches of humor as well.
Blackbird's Book Blog
Blackbird's Book Blog rated it 3 years ago
Even though Jenny was extra irritating in this sequel, I really liked the ending.
Blackbird's Book Blog
Blackbird's Book Blog rated it 3 years ago
This author needs to work on pacing - too many pointless conversations and scenes. There was one with a priest that comes immediately to mind. And 50% of what Jenny says is "You don't really believe this, Jack?" But...I am moving on to book two, so it's enough to keep my interest and wondering wh...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: spring-2015, published-2004, series, tbr-busting-2015, mystery-thriller, e-book, britain-england, london, prisoner, recreational-drugs, eye-scorcher Read from April 01 to 03, 2015 Description: Dan Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line. Working for an elite undercover squ...
Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it 6 years ago
Story took a little while to thread together, but halfway through everything was humming along. Another solid thriller from Stephen Leather.
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