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.
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 *