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Slow Horses

#1 Slough House

Mick Herron



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John Murray
08 March 2022
Series: Slough House
Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award

'The finest new crime series this Millennium' Mail on Sunday

Slough House is a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who've screwed up: left a service file on a train, say, blown a surveillance, or become drunkenly unreliable. They're the service's poor relations - the slow horses - and most bitter among them is River Cartwright, whose days are spent transcribing mobile phone conversations.

But when a young man is abducted, and his kidnappers threaten to behead him live on the internet, River sees an opportunity to redeem himself. But is the victim who he first appears to be? And what's the kidnappers' connection with a disgraced journalist? As the clock ticks on the execution, River finds that everyone involved has their own agenda . . .

Imprint:   John Murray
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   271g
ISBN:   9781399803052
ISBN 10:   1399803050
Series:   Slough House
Pages:   336
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mick Herron is the author of the bestselling Slough House novels, which have won two CWA Daggers, been published in 20 languages, and are the basis of a major forthcoming TV series starring Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb. He is also the author of the Zoe Boehm series, and the standalone novels Reconstruction and This is What Happened. Mick was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford.

Reviews for Slow Horses (#1 Slough House)

Praise for Mick Herron's Jackson Lamb series: * . * The new spy master * Evening Standard * Jackson Lamb - the most fascinating and irresistible thriller series hero to emerge since Jack Reacher * Sunday Times * As a master of wit, satire, insight . . . Herron is difficult to overpraise * Daily Telegraph * The finest new crime series this Millennium * Mail on Sunday * The best modern British spy series * Daily Express * The John le Carre of our generation * Val McDermid * Mick Herron is the real deal * Irish Times * If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers. Better still, read the whole series * Andrew Taylor, The Spectator * Surely among the finest British spy fiction of the past 20 years * Metro * With his poet's eye for detail, his comic timing and relish for violence, Herron fills a gap that has been yawning ever since Len Deighton retired * Daily Telegraph * The most enjoyable spy novel in years * Mail on Sunday * A funny, stylish, satirical, gripping story * Guardian * I was delighted to discover that this is merely the first in a captivating series * Herald * The first of his series about MI5 and a character called Jackson Lamb, one of the great monsters of modern fiction. He's a wonderfully cynical writer and there's a lot of dark humour in it. I'm not clever enough to write this sort of thing * Daily Express * I was delighted to discover Mick Herron's riotous Slow Horses series about the black sheep of MI5 * Big Issue * For something really gripping, head for Mick Herron's Jackson Lamb series, in which a sidelined spook and his cohorts battle their way back to the centre of a life of espionage. Begin with Slow Horses and enjoy * Observer * Mick Herron's Slow Horses series has all the thrills of John Le Carre or Len Deighton with a black humour * Daily Mail (Scotland) * One of the most consistently enjoyable literary achievements of the past decade * The Times *

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