Books in Order
Name: Stephen Leather
Date of birth: 25 October, 1956
Place of birth: Manchester, England
First book: Pay Off
Previous employment: biochemist
Fun fact #1: Stephen wrote The Fireman while he was the business editor of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.
Fun fact #2: In 2011, The Basement, Hard Landing, and Once Bitten were 1#, #2, and #3 in the UK Kindle bestseller list.
Awards (this is not an exhaustive list):
- CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
- International Thriller Writers’ Award for Best Novel
Stephen Leather Book List & Suggested Book Order
Stephen Leather Interview
If you suffer from motion sickness, buckle up because this studio backdrop is something to behold! Author Stephen Leather spills the beans on how he got started writing, which ultimately led to him penning his highly successful Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series and Jack Nightingale series.
Stephen Leather Biography
Stephen Leather was born on the 25th of October in 1956, which was a Thursday. For those readers interested in all things astrological, that makes him a Scorpio, which is one of the Water signs.
Stephen was born in the city of Manchester, England, in recent times most famous for giving the world the football teams of Manchester United and Manchester City, and the rock band Oasis. It’s in North of England, about 200 miles from London. He grew up in Chorlton-cum-Hardy which is just outside Manchester city center, and in Sale, which is a part of the area known of as Greater Manchester. As a boy, he attended a school in the suburb of Fallowfield called Manchester Grammar School, which is the largest independent day school for boys in the United Kingdom, having nearly 1,500 pupils.
After leaving school, Stephen went way down south to further his education in the city of Bath, which is a spa town famous for its baths that were first built by the Romans. The University of Bath has a student body of around 16,000, so isn’t a particularly big university, but it has an exceptionally good reputation. Stephen chose to study biochemistry there, starting in 1974. By his third year of study, Stephen had already decided a career in science wasn’t for him and while he was working as a barman one night, happened upon…
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If you love Stephen Leather’s books you need the most comprehensive book list available, which includes a check list, alternative titles, page counts, movie adaptations, co-authors, star ratings, and a host of other features, plus:
- Dan Spider Shepherd series in order
- Dan Spider Shepherd short stories in order
- Jack Nightingale books in order
- Jack Nightingale short stories in order
- Mike Cramer books in order
- Inspector Zhang, Asian Heat... everything
- a complete list of short stories, standalone novels, and nonfiction
Why Read the Stephen Leather Spider Shephard Books in Order?
Though born in Manchester, a large city in the North of England, most famous for the rock band Oasis and the football team Manchester United, Stephen Leather has lived in China and now calls Thailand his home. It’s no surprise, therefore, that his books reflect his travels, both with regards to his nonfiction, standalone novels, and his series, in particular his Inspector Zhang books and Asian Heat books (in which he left the thriller genre and delved into erotica). However, it’s his two thriller series which have fans crying out for more – the Jack Nightingale series and the Spider Shepherd series.
The Jack Nightingale books feature Jack as a private eye and are supernatural thrillers. The Spider Shepherd books feature ex-SAS soldier Dan Shepherd who is recruited by an organization who can make better use of his skillset. (Spider is Dan's nickname, hence Dan 'Spider' Shepherd.)
This Stephen Leather book list not only gives all the Stephen Leather's books in chronological order, but will let you see the characters develop and witness events at the correct time, just as Stephen intended.
So, if you're trying to track down the Stephen Leather book order, or a list of the Dan Shepherd books in order, or maybe you fancy a list of the Jack Nightingale series in order because you're interested in supernatural detective books... whatever the case, here's everything you could ever need.