Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

Joe Country

#6 Jackson Lamb

Mick Herron



We can order this in for you
How long will it take?


25 June 2019
Fiction & Literature; Espionage & spy thriller
'We're spies,' said Lamb. 'All kinds of outlandish shit goes on.' Like the ringing of a dead man's phone, or an unwelcome guest at a funeral . . .

In Slough House memories are stirring, all of them bad. Catherine Standish is buying booze again, Louisa Guy is raking over the ashes of lost love, and new recruit Lech Wicinski, whose sins make him outcast even among the slow horses, is determined to discover who destroyed his career, even if he tears his life apart in the process.

And with winter taking its grip Jackson Lamb would sooner be left brooding in peace, but even he can't ignore the dried blood on his carpets. So when the man responsible breaks cover at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score.

This time, they're heading into joe country.

And they're not all coming home.
By:   Mick Herron
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 159mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   434g
ISBN:   9781473657458
ISBN 10:   1473657458
Series:   Jackson Lamb Thriller
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   25 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mick Herron's first Jackson Lamb novel, Slow Horses, was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and picked as one of the best twenty spy novels of all time by the Daily Telegraph. The second, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger. The third, Real Tigers, was shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and both the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. The fourth, Spook Street, was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger and Theakston Old Peculier and won the Steel Dagger. London Rules is the fifth. Mick Herron was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford.

Reviews for Joe Country (#6 Jackson Lamb)

I love Mick Herron's books more than is decent. Hands down my favourite crime series of the decade * Antonia Hodgson * Mick Herron is an incredible writer and if you haven't read him yet, you NEED to * Mark Billingham * Mick Herron is the John le Carre of our generation * Val McDermid * The new spy master * Evening Standard * The best modern British spy series * Daily Express * Mick Herron's outstanding series is extremely funny * Daily Telegraph * The new king of the spy thriller * Mail on Sunday * It's all sheer fun. Herron is spy fiction's great humorist, mixing absurd situations with sparklingly funny dialogue and elegant, witty prose * The Times *

  • Long-listed for CWA Daggers: Gold 2020 (UK)
  • Short-listed for Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year 2020 (UK)

See Also