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Stephen Leather's Nightfall

Jack Nightingale’s paranormally-soaked adventures subsequent to his debut in Nightfall have been charted already here on Spooky Reads. In both Midnight and Nightmare, the sequels (in order) to Nightfall, the supernaturally-inclined sleuth pounds the streets of London (and other climes) in order to resolve a variety of horrific conundrums. In all books he makes an unwittingly unique and powerful impact on the world in which he inhabits via the manner of an investigative technique that results in a trail of…

Nightmare by Stephen Leather

When we last left hard-boiled and supernaturally-inclined PI Jack Nightingale (in Nightmare‘s prequel Midnight) he’d met with the demon Proserpine to discuss her numerous and quite flagrant attempts to kill him. That meeting had concluded with something of an uncomfortable revelation for Jack, and a realisation that he really needed to stop trying to read the intentions and guesswork of the otherworldly and diabolically-evil-influenced party-set. Nightmare, the third book in the series, opens at a rapid pace. Leather is an…

Jack Nightingale’s sister is going to die. This raises something of a problem for the private investigator-cum-supernatural-dabbler, as not only does he not know where his sister is, he also doesn’t know who she is. This enigma is further compounded by a surreal body-count that’s stacking up around him (and following him from the first book in this series, Nightfall), a police force persistently chasing him, and a series of freakish, paranormal events intertwining with almost everything that’s going on…