Author(s): Mick Herron
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLDSBORO GOLD DAGGER AND THE IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER 'If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers' The Spectator 'The finest new crime series this millennium' Mail on Sunday Catherine Standish knows that chance encounters never happen to spooks. She's worked in the Intelligence Service long enough to understand treachery, double-dealing and stabbing in the back. What she doesn't know is why anyone would target her: a recovering drunk pushing paper with the other lost causes in Jackson Lamb's kingdom of exiles at Slough House. Whoever it is holding her hostage, it can't be personal. It must be about Slough House. Most likely, it is about Jackson Lamb. And say what you like about Lamb, he'll never leave a joe in the lurch. He might even be someone you could trust with your life ...
Shortlisted for CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger 2016 and CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016.
Herron's Slough House novels are the finest new crime series this Millennium Mail on Sunday If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers. Better still, read the whole series Andrew Taylor, The Spectator Real Tigers has revitalised the spy thriller genre Sunday Express Surely among the finest British spy fiction of the past 20 years Metro A thriller that moves Herron close to the class of Graham Greene Daily Mail Herron fills a gap that has been yawning ever since Len Deighton retired Daily Telegraph A pulsating spy thriller Daily Express Think Le Carre with fewer posh people and laugh-out-loud funny. Mick Herron is the real deal Irish Times Sardonically funny and pleasingly complex Independent Rather as if Philip Larkin or Alan Bennett had had a go at spy fiction Sunday Times What a find! ... I think Herron's is the next big name in crime fiction Literary Review
Mick Herron's first Jackson Lamb novel - the Steel-Dagger nominated Slow Horses - was described as the 'most enjoyable British spy novel in years' by the Mail on Sunday. The second Jackson Lamb novel, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger, and was picked by the Sunday Times as one of the best twenty-five crime novels of the past five years. Mick was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and now lives in Oxford.