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Stephen Leather

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

The first in an exhilarating new series by Stephen Leather - thrillers mixed with the occult . . .

The first book in the Jack Nightingale supernatural thriller series.

'You're going to hell, Jack Nightingale': They are words that ended his career as a police negotiator. Now Jack's a struggling private detective - and the chilling words come back to haunt him.

Nightingale's life is turned upside down the day that he inherits a mansion with a priceless library; it comes from a man who claims to be his father, and it comes with a warning. That Nightingale's soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his thirty-third birthday - just three weeks away.

Jack doesn't believe in Hell, probably doesn't believe in Heaven either. But when people close to him start to die horribly, he is led to the inescapable conclusion that real evil may be at work. And that if he doesn't find a way out he'll be damned in hell for eternity.

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Praise for Nightfall

  • A tautly constructed narrative enhances the tension in Nightingale's race against time to save his soul . - The Canberra Times

  • Our pick of the week...a chilling thriller. - Brisbane News

  • 'In brisk newsman's style her explores compex contemporary issues while keeping the action fast and bloody.' - Economist

  • Praise for Stephen Leather's Dan Shepherd novels - :

  • 'A brilliant read that stands out of the morass of so-so military thrillers around nowadays.' - News of the World

  • 'Another great thriller from Stephen Leather but this time with a devilish twist!' - James Herbert

  • In the process of working through the mystery, Leather develops an assortment of engaging characters...By all the rules of genre fiction, this one really shouldn t work, but for some reason it does. It s a generic hybrid, part crime and part horror with a touch of ornate gothic. - Sydney Morning Herald

  • a private detective thriller with a twist...Nightfall is well researched and convincing, with characters you really want to barrack for....pick of the week. - West Australian

  • 'A sinister tale . . . unpredictable' - Herald Sun

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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 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,, find him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter at

Stephen also has a website for his Spider Shepherd series,, and for his Jack Nightingale series,