Mick Herron


Books by Mick Herron

Joe Country

The 'Slow Horses' are going through their daily Slough House routine when they suddenly have to obey a call to arms. Louisa Guy is approached by the former wife of Min Harper, now dead, and informed that Min's son, Lucas, has gone missing. Since Louisa had had what was for her a romantic affair with Min, she decides she has to act.

Reviewed on 30 November 2019 by Arnold Taylor

Spook Street

Jackson Lamb, head of Slough House, is called to identify a body discovered in the residence of a former senior spy, now suffering from dementia.  He confirms that the dead man was one of his agents.

Reviewed on 01 April 2017 by Arnold Taylor

Real Tigers

Catherine Standish, one of the out of favour MI5 officers based in Slough House, is kidnapped by a former soldier out for revenge. Jackson Lamb, the head of Slough House, is determined to free her.

Reviewed on 02 April 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Smoke and Whispers

Sarah Tucker finds out from the internet that the body of her friend, Zoe Boehm, has been discovered floating in the Tyne. She is asked by the local police to go to Newcastle and make a formal identification.

Reviewed on 13 February 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Nobody Walks

His son’s apparent suicide brings Tom Bettany back to the UK, determined to find some answers.

Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by Arnold Taylor

Slow Horses

A man is displayed bound and hooded on the internet with the information that he will be beheaded in 48 hours. Jackson Lamb, head of MI5’s Slough House, does not subscribe to the general view that this is Al-Qaeda inspired and begins an investigation.

Reviewed on 12 July 2014 by Arnold Taylor

Dead Lions

A former member of MI5 is found dead on a bus, apparently as a result of a heart attack.  An ex-colleague doesn’t believe it and sets out to investigate.

Reviewed on 18 October 2013 by Arnold Taylor