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Mick Herron

Biography

Mick Herron

Mick Herron is a British novelist and short story writer who was born in Newcastle and studied English at Oxford. He is the author of the Slough House espionage series (soon to be an Apple TV+ show starring Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas), four Oxford mysteries and several stand-alone novels. His work has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller and the Ellery Queen Readers Award, and been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, Shamus and Theakstons Novel of the Year Awards. He currently lives in Oxford and writes full-time.

Mick Herron

Books by Mick Herron

by Mick Herron - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories, Suspense, Thriller

Mick Herron, author of the Slough House novels, is on his way to becoming one of the most critically acclaimed and culturally important crime fiction writers of the 21st century. He has been awarded both the Gold and Steel Daggers by the Crime Writers’ Association and has been called “the John le Carré of the future” (BBC). Now, for the first time, his short fiction has been collected into one volume. Five stand-alone nerve-rackingly thrilling crime fiction stories are complemented by four mystery stories featuring the Oxford wife-and-husband detective team of shrewd Zoë Boehm and hapless Joe Silvermann. The collection also includes a peek into the past of Jackson Lamb, the irascible top agent at Slough House.

by Mick Herron - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

John Bachelor is the saddest kind of spy: not a joe in the field, not even a desk jockey, but a milkman --- a part-time pension administrator whose main job is to check in on aging retired spies. Late in his career and having lost his wife, his house and his savings after a series of unlucky choices, John has been living in a dead man's London apartment, hoping the bureaucracy isn't going to catch up with him and leave him homeless. But keeping a secret among spies is a fool's errand, and now John has made himself eminently blackmailable.

by Mick Herron - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to infiltrate the establishment and thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk. Now one young woman has the chance to be a hero --- if she can think quickly enough to stay alive.