Author(s): Mick Herron
Winner of the 2013 CWA Gold Dagger AwardA BBC Front Row best crime novel of the yearA Times crime and thriller book of the year'The finest new crime series this millennium' Mail on SundayDickie Bow is not an obvious target for assassination.But once a spook, always a spook. And Dickie was a talented streetwalker back in the day, before he turned up dead on a bus. A shadow. Good at following people, bringing home their secrets.Dickie was in Berlin with Jackson Lamb. Now Lamb's got his phone, and on it the last secret Dickie ever told, and reason to believe an old-time Moscow-style op is being run in the Service's back-yard.In the Intelligence Service purgatory that is Slough House, Jackson Lamb's crew of back-office no-hopers is about to go live . . .
Delightful ... with a dry humour reminiscent of Greene and Waugh * Sunday Times * Herron may be the most literate, and slyest, thriller writer in English today * Publishers Weekly * Herron has the comedy and eye to rival Len Deighton * Sunday Telegraph * Surely among the finest British spy fiction of the past 20 years * Metro * I can't wait to read what Mick Herron writes next * Crime Fiction Lover * Mick Herron is the real deal * Irish Times * The finest new crime series this Millennium * Mail on Sunday * Praise for Mick Herron's Jackson Lamb series: * . *
Mick Herron is a novelist and short story writer whose books include the Jackson Lamb series, the first of which - the Steel-Dagger nominated Slow Horses - has been described as the 'most enjoyable British spy novel in years'. 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 25 crime novels of the past five years. Mick was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford.