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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. 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.
Stephen Leather's books for adults only










Short Fuses (2012)
Death Toll (2013) (with J H Bogrn, Stephen Edger, Howard Manson, Liam Saville and Alex Shaw)
Spider's Web (2013)
Death Toll 2 (2013) (with Stephen Edger, Milton Gray, Matt Hilton, Scott H Lewis, Liam Saville, Alex Shaw and Harlan Wolff)
More Short Fuses (2014)

Stephen Leather recommends

Skytrain to Murder (2003)
Dean Barrett
"Beautiful writing, raw dialogue, real characters!"
Death in the Kingdom
Death in the Kingdom (2007)
Andrew Grant
"A razor-sharp thriller that cuts from Bangkok to the Golden Triangle."
Burn (2009)
(Jake and Jouma, book 2)
Nick Brownlee
"Crime has a thrilling new voice."

Life... with No Breaks (2010)
(Love and Life)
Nick Spalding
"You have to admire any writer who can produce a book as hilarious as this in just over a day. Bastard!"

Outpost (2011)
(Outpost, book 1)
Adam Baker
"It had me on the edge of my seat from page one."

Exit Stage Left (2011)
(Kempston Hardwick Mysteries, book 1)
Adam Croft
"Adam Croft is one of the best new writers in britain."

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