Slow Horses :Slough House Thriller 1 - Slough House Thriller

3.94 (27,278 Ratings by Goodreads)
Slow Horses

Slow Horses :Slough House Thriller 1 - Slough House Thriller

3.94 (27,278 Ratings by Goodreads)
Published: 31 March, 2022
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*Now a major TV series starring Gary Oldman*

'To have been lucky enough to play Smiley in one's career; and now go and play Jackson Lamb in Mick Herron's novels - the heir, in a way, to le Carre - is a terrific thing' Gary Oldman

Slough House is the outpost where disgraced spies are banished to see out the rest of their derailed careers. Known as the 'slow horses' these misfits have committed crimes of drugs and drunkenness, lechery and failure, politics and betrayal while on duty.

In this drab and mildewed office these highly trained spies don't run ops, they push paper. Not one of them joined the Intelligence Service to be a slow horse and the one thing they have in common is they want to be back in the action.

'The most exciting development in spy fiction since the Cold War' The Times

'The most enjoyable British spy novel in years.' Mail on Sunday

'The new spy master' Evening Standard

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) *
With two stellar seasons under its belt, we can now well and truly say Slow Horses is a series well worthy of the hype * Flickering Myth *
Blackly comic, brilliantly scripted, alternative spy drama * Independent, My Cultural Life *
Jackson Lamb is very much an anti-hero for our times: you might not want to share a lift with him, but when the chips are down you'd want him at your back -- Declan Burke * Irish Times *
One of the most consistently enjoyable literary achievements of the past decade * The Times *

Mick Herron is the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Slough House thrillers, which have won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award, two CWA Daggers, been published in 20 languages, and are the basis of a major 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.

Type Book
ISBN 9781529394047
Number Of Pages 336
Item Weight 260 g
Product Dimensions 128 x 196 x 28 mm
Publisher John Murray Press
Format Paperback