Stephen Leather


#1 most followed



Michael J.
159 books | 231 friends

Fiona (...
3,040 books | 970 friends

Karen
6,086 books | 344 friends

Patsy
1,941 books | 68 friends

Mike
248 books | 5,001 friends

Vanessa...
366 books | 70 friends

Ellen
79 books | 755 friends

Vacen T...
48 books | 1,096 friends

More friends…



Stephen Leather

Goodreads Author


Born
The United Kingdom
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
September 2011


Stephen Leather was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London's Burning, The Knock and the BBC's Murder in Mind series. For much of 2011 his self-published eBooks - including The Bestseller, The Basement, Once Bitten and Dreamer's Cat - dominated the UK eBook bestseller lists and sold more than half a million copies. The Basement topped the Kindle charts in the UK and the US, and in total he has sold more than two million eBooks.

Filming is almost halfway through on The Chinaman, and the footage I've seen looks absolutely amazing. Yesterday I watched the filming of the scenes where The Chinaman (Jacky Chan) confronts IRA man Liam Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan) at a farm in Ireland (actually filmed in Oxfordshire).

Jacky Chan and Pierce Brosnan are giving great performances and it's going to be a terrific film.

I went to the se... Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on February 04, 2016 09:44 • 16 views
Average rating: 3.93 · 25,525 ratings · 1,943 reviews · 95 distinct works · Similar authors
Hard Landing (Dan Shepherd,...

3.90 avg rating — 2,255 ratings — published 2004 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Nightfall (Jack Nightingale...

3.89 avg rating — 2,093 ratings — published 2010 — 25 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Basement

3.53 avg rating — 1,623 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Midnight (Jack Nightingale,...

3.97 avg rating — 1,352 ratings — published 2011 — 24 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Soft Target (Dan Shepherd, #2)

4.12 avg rating — 1,048 ratings — published 2005 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Nightmare (Jack Nightingale...

4.14 avg rating — 1,112 ratings — published 2012 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cold Kill (Dan Shepherd, #3)

4.16 avg rating — 891 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hot Blood (Dan Shepherd, #4)

4.11 avg rating — 766 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Private Dancer

3.84 avg rating — 714 ratings — published 2005 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Once Bitten

3.35 avg rating — 901 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Stephen Leather…
Hard Landing Soft Target Cold Kill Hot Blood Dead Men Live Fire Rough Justice
Dan Shepherd (12 books)
by
4.09 avg rating — 9,767 ratings

Nightfall Midnight Nightmare Nightshade Lastnight San Francisco Night
Jack Nightingale (6 books)
by
4.01 avg rating — 5,908 ratings

Inspector Zhang Gets His Wish Inspector Zhang and the Fal... Inspector Zhang and the Dea... Inspector Zhang and the Dis... Inspector Zhang And The Per... Inspector Zhang Goes To Har... Inspector Zhang and the Isl...
Inspector Zhang (7 books)
by
3.59 avg rating — 847 ratings

The Long Shot The Double Tap
Mike Cramer (2 books)
by
3.98 avg rating — 443 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Media Libel Law 2...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Libel Law: A Jour...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Practical Gui...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Stephen's Recent Updates

Stephen Leather wrote a new blog post
Filming is almost halfway through on The Chinaman, and the footage I've seen looks absolutely amazing. Yesterday I watched the filming of the scene... Read more of this blog post »
Skin Game by Jim Butcher
" False Friends is out, and selling well.  It’s already in the Top 100 on Kindle and is in all good bookshops and supermarkets.There are two new characters in the book that I’m really pleased with. Harveer “Harvey” Malik and Manraj “Raj” Chaudhr..." Read more of this blog post »
False Friends by Stephen Leather
"Stephen Leather is fairly unusual in this genre, he has allowed his character “Spider” Shepherd to develop and evolve through the series and balanced the action with realistic and satisfying characterisation. The books also reflect a changing soci..." Read more of this review »
False Friends by Stephen Leather
"I always enjoy 'Spider' Shepherd novels - and this one certainly didn't change that tradition. However, the last book in this series, Fair Game got an easy 5 stars from me, and is one of my favourite books ever published. That happens rarely for a..." Read more of this review »
Stephen Leather rated a book really liked it
The Associate by John Grisham
The Associate
by John Grisham (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Stephen Leather rated a book liked it
The Partner by John Grisham
The Partner
by John Grisham (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Stephen Leather rated a book liked it
A Painted House by John Grisham
A Painted House
by John Grisham (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Stephen Leather rated a book liked it
The Testament by John Grisham
The Testament
by John Grisham (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Stephen Leather rated a book liked it
The Street Lawyer by John Grisham
The Street Lawyer
by John Grisham (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Stephen's books…
“New York always brings out the serial killer in me. It’s a great city to kill in. The best. You've got something like fifteen million people living cheek by jowl, and most of them couldn't give a damn about anyone else. No one wants to get involved. No one cares.”
Stephen Leather, The Basement

“Baltimore's slogan was 'The City that Reads', but like the rest of its one million or so inhabitants Lori knew that was a pipedream; the city had one of the lowest literacy rates in the country, and along with illiteracy went a lack of morals.”
Stephen Leather, The Birthday Girl

“Jack Nightingale: "So I'm a hero?"
Supt. Chalmers: "No, Nightingale, you're an arsehole. But I can't arrest you for that.”
Stephen Leather, Midnight

Topics Mentioning This Author

“New York always brings out the serial killer in me. It’s a great city to kill in. The best. You've got something like fifteen million people living cheek by jowl, and most of them couldn't give a damn about anyone else. No one wants to get involved. No one cares.”
Stephen Leather, The Basement

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
John Steinbeck

“The first draft of anything is shit.”
Ernest Hemingway

“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

51445 UK Amazon Kindle Forum — 4919 members — last activity 28 minutes ago
Where every hour is happy hour.



Comments (showing 1-5)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 5: by Brian

Brian Kaplan Stephen thanks for you connection...not much time to read fiction these days...more into personal growth books...any suggestions...are appreciated.
Brian Kaplan
IamGratitudeCards.com


Stuart Land Thanks for being my new pal, Stephen. Having lived in Thailand a long time, when I read Private Dancer way back, I not only knew that you knew what you were talking about, but that you were a damn good writer. Good to be in your company.

Sawatdee krup,

Stuart


message 3: by Rai

Rai Hi Stephen,

Very glad to connect with you here on Goodreads! Wishing you continued success with your books...

~Rai


Savannah Stephen,thank you for the friendship.


message 1: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Stephen. All the best to you.


back to top