Short Fuses (Four short stories)

Short Fuses (Four short stories)

Stephen Leather

Mystery & Thrillers

Four short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of six of his bestselling thrillers.Four short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of six of his bestselling thrillers.The short stories are: Breaking In (where a burglar gets more than he bargained for when he breaks into a London house), Strangers On A Train (where a mugging on a train doesn't go to plan), Inspector Zhang and the Hotel Guest (where the Singaporean detective solves a mystery) and Cat's Eyes (the backstory of a Bangkok go-go dancer).There are also tasters of six of his bestselling novels, including The Chinaman, The Vets and The Birthday Girl.Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers. He 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. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shovelled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a petrol pump attendant, a barman, and worked for the Inland Revenue. He began writing full time in 1992. 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. Two of his books, The Stretch and The Bombmaker, were made into movies.
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More Short Fuses (Four Free Short Stories)

More Short Fuses (Four Free Short Stories)

Stephen Leather

Mystery & Thrillers

Four free short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of five of his bestselling thrillers. The short stories are: Rules of Engagement (where Spider Shepherd has to help a friend who is in serious trouble with the police), The Constituency Meeting (where a group of old folks decide to commit a murder), Ghost Kids and Massage Therapy.Four free short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of five of his bestselling thrillers.The short stories are: Rules of Engagement (where Spider Shepherd has to help a friend who is in serious trouble with the police), The Constituency Meeting (where a group of old folks decide to commit a murder), Ghost Kids (where a holidaymaker takes more home from Thailand than he expected) and Massage Therapy (where the massage skills of a Thai masseuse change a man's life forever).There are also tasters of five of his bestselling novels, including Hard Landing, The Stretch and The Tunnel Rats.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 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.
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Watery Grave (A Jack Nightingale Short Story)

Watery Grave (A Jack Nightingale Short Story)

Stephen Leather

Mystery & Thrillers

A grieving widow believes that her husband has come back from the dead. But does he want to help her or hurt her? Supernatural detective Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate.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 bestsellers...
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Blood Bath (Seven Free Jack Nightingale Short Stories)

Blood Bath (Seven Free Jack Nightingale Short Stories)

Stephen Leather

Mystery & Thrillers

Supernatural detective Jack Nightingale investigates a spate of mysterious deaths in a struggling hotel. Plus six extra short stories from fans and writers drawing inspiration from the Blood Bath title and cover.Supernatural detective Jack Nightingale investigates a spate of mysterious deaths in a struggling hotel. Plus six extra short stories from fans and writers drawing inspiration from the Blood Bath title and cover. Other top writers contributing to the collection include Matt Hilton, Alex Shaw, Conrad Jones and Andrew Peters.
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Natural Selection (A Free Spider Shepherd Short Story)

Natural Selection (A Free Spider Shepherd Short Story)

Stephen Leather

Mystery & Thrillers

An action-packed short story featuring Dan “Spider” Shepherd during his days on the SAS selection course. Shepherd is tested to his limits and gets his nickname. Natural Selection is about 14,000 words, about thirty pages, perfect if you have half an hour to spare.An action-packed short story featuring Dan “Spider” Shepherd during his days on the SAS selection course. Shepherd is tested to his limits and gets his nickname.Natural Selection is about 14,000 words, about thirty pages, perfect if you have half an hour to spare.Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers. He 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. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shovelled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a petrol pump attendant, a barman, and worked for the Inland Revenue. He began writing full time in 1992. 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. Two of his books, The Stretch and The Bombmaker, were made into movies.
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Inspector Zhang Gets His Wish (A Free Short Story)

Inspector Zhang Gets His Wish (A Free Short Story)

Stephen Leather

Mystery & Thrillers

Inspector Zhang loves mysteries, but as a Detective Inspector with the Singapore Police Force he knows that mysteries are few and far between. There are relatively few crimes in the city state and those that are committed are usually solved quickly. But that all changes when Inspector Zhang is called to a top Singapore hotel where a guest has been found murdered in a locked room.Washington Irving’s short story of a New England schoolteacher and his chilling encounter with the Headless Horseman is one of the United States’ most celebrated literary works. A classic for Halloween and campfires, the story has been adapted multiple times for stage and screen since its publication in 1820. The following version is a complete edition of the classic tale, including its original spelling and formatting. It is intended to be a free ebook version of Washington Irving’s haunting masterpiece. As a bonus, it contains an exclusive excerpt from "A Soul to Steal," The Sanheim Chronicles, Book One, which features the Headless Horseman in an entirely new mythology.
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Tennessee Night (The 8th Jack Nightingale Novel)

Tennessee Night (The 8th Jack Nightingale Novel)

Stephen Leather

Mystery & Thrillers

Children are killing themselves across the State of Tennessee. Is it a horrible coincidence, or are dark forces at work? 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.Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers, an Amazon and Sunday Times bestseller and author of the critically acclaimed Dan "Spider" Shepherd series and the Jack Nightingale supernatural detective novels.Jack Nightingale appears in the full-length novels Nightfall, Midnight, Nightmare, Nightshade, Lastnight, San Francisco Night and New York Night and has his own website at www.jacknightingale.com
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The Sh0ut

The Sh0ut

Stephen Leather

Mystery & Thrillers

'The sheer impetus of his storytelling is damned hard to resist' *Sunday Express* Sunday Times bestselling author Stephen Leather's latest edge-of-your-seat thriller. Vicky Lewis is a force to be reckoned with: not yet thirty and already crew manager in the London Fire Brigade, she's destined for great things. But when she enters a burning building to save a man's life and leaves it with catastrophic injuries, all that changes. She's shunted over to the Fire Investigation Unit, where she's forced to team up with cantankerous veteran Des Farmer, aka the Grouch. When Vicky stumbles across the Grouch's off-the-books investigation into the fiery deaths of a series of young, blonde women, she decides to join him in his search for the truth. The answer is close - perhaps too close. Vicky's already been burnt once, and now she's playing with fire . . . **About the Author 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 titles have topped the Amazon Kindle charts in the UK and the US. His bestsellers have been translated into fifteen languages and he has also written for television.You can learn more from Stephen's website, www.stephenleather.com, find him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/stephenleather.Stephen also has a website for his Spider Shepherd series, www.danspidershepherd.com, and for his Jack Nightingale series, www.jacknightingale.com. 
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