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Stephen Leather is a British author of thriller and mystery novels. He is best known for his Spider Shepherd and Jack Nightingale series. He isn’t married to one genre, however, and has even written a series of erotic novellas. Aside from his novels, has written television, including London’s Burning, The Knock and Murder in the Mind. As a journalist, he has written for the Glasgow Herald, Daily Mirror, The Times, Daily Mail and the Hong Kong publication South China Morning Post. Stephen has lived in England, the Far East, the United States and Ireland. He currently resides in Thailand.

Stephen Leather’s writing career began in college, but he couldn’t get past the first few pages. He was able to finish his first novel, Pay Off, while he was working for the Daily Mirror newspaper. It was published in 1987. He wrote his second novel, The Fireman while working for the South China Morning Post. It was published in 1989. Below is a list of Stephen Leather’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Mike Cramer Books


The Chinaman(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Shot(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Double Tap(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Spider Shepherd Books


Hard Landing(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soft Target(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Kill(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hot Blood(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Men(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Live Fire(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rough Justice(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fair Game(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
False Friends(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
True Colours(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Spider Shepherd Short Stories


Friendly Fire(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill Zone(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jack Nightingale Books


Nightfall(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightmare(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightshade(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lastnight(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jack Nightingale Short Stories


Cursed(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bangkok Bob Books


Bangkok Bob and the Missing Mormon(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Inspector Zhang Short Stories


Inspector Zhang and the Dead Thai Gangster(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Zhang and the Disappearing Drugs(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Zhang and the Falling Woman(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Zhang Gets His Wish(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Zhang and the Perfect Alibi(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inspector Zhang Goes to Harrogate(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Asian Heat Erotic Short Stories


Banging Bill's Wife(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Alphabet Game(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pregnant Wife(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Threesome(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Pay Off(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fireman(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hungry Ghost(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vets(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Birthday Girl(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Solitary Man(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tunnel Rats(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bombmaker(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stretch(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tango One(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eyewitness(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Private Dancer(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dreamer's Cat(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Basement(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Once Bitten(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Take Two(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


The Bestseller(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Short Fuses(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye: True Stories from the Case Files of Warren Olson(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye is co-authored with Warren Olson.

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Stephen Leather Synopses: The standalone novel Private Dancer by Stephen Leather is about a man, Pete, who meets a pole dancer named Joy and falls in love. Pete winds up in a strange world of sex, drugs and deception and soon discovers that Joy is no joy at all, and rather, his own personal nightmare.

Short Fuses is a collection of four action-adventure short stories by Stephen Leather. The stories included are Breaking In, Strangers on a Train, Inspector Zhang and the Hotel Guest and Cat’s Eyes.

Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye is a fictionalized account of Bangkok Private Eye Warren Olson’s experiences working there. Olson is fluent in the Thai and Khmer languages and walked the seedy side of the city where other P.I.’s did not.

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