Joe Country: Slough House Thriller 6 - Slough House Thriller (Paperback)
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Joe Country: Slough House Thriller 6 - Slough House Thriller (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 03/03/2022
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*Discover The Secret Hours, the gripping new thriller from Mick Herron and an unmissable read for Slough House fans*

*Now a major TV series starring Gary Oldman*

*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*

'Sets a new bar for spy fiction' Financial Times

In Slough House, the backwater for failed spies, memories are stirring, all of them bad. Catherine Standish is buying booze again, Louisa Guy is raking over the ashes of lost love, and new recruit Lech Wicinski, whose sins make him outcast even among the slow horses, is determined to discover who destroyed his career, even if he tears his life apart in the process.

With winter taking its grip Jackson Lamb would sooner be left brooding in peace, but even he can't ignore the dried blood on his carpets. So when the man responsible for killing a slow horse breaks cover at last, Lamb sends his crew out to even the score.

This time, they're heading into joe country. And they're not all coming home.

'The go-to author for British espionage' Guardian

'Bitingly intelligent, light of touch and frequently hilarious' Observer

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781399803090
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Herron does not seek to be John le Carre - his is a wryer, more ironic style; faster, more down to earth, with rapid prose that grabs you by the throat. If you haven't read him yet, do so now - Daily Mail

The best thriller writer in Britain today - Daily Express

This series is bitingly intelligent, light of touch and frequently hilarious - Observer

Mick Herron is fast becoming the go-to author for British espionage . . . Aficionados can expect Herron's trademark snappy dialogue, memorably flawed characters and sharp political observation - Guardian

Herron is superior to the vast majority of thriller writers at their best, and there's no shortage here of reliable treats ranging from messy, inept gunfights to brutally sarcastic dialogue - Sunday Times

Every bit as captivating as its predecessors . . . like a pin-sharp sitcom that happens to include murder and high politics, they purr along on the gracelessness and ineptitude of the self-deluding Slow Horses, the unmatchable Lamb, and the crackling writing that has made all six in the series unmissable - Big Issue

A delight - an ingeniously plotted thriller, delivered in bone dry, sublimely sardonic style - Sunday Mirror

Herron's morbidly witty backdrop hosts incisive storytelling with a rich mix of engaging characters - Financial Times

Well observed, angry and deeply sad, Joe Country is fundamentally about injustice . . . It is a rare novelist who can make such unrelenting misery so funny - TLS

Mick Herron's Slough House spy thrillers are by now, one of the least well-kept secrets in espionage fiction. Everyone with even half an eye on the genre knows he is somewhere near the top . . . Herron is a fine, often glorious sentence-by-sentence writer, and fiercely funny with his dialogue . . . a hugely satisfying addition to the series - Literary Review

Herron's running jokes with language are part of the fun, and his corpulent, politically incorrect and scatalogically creative eminence noir Jackson Lamb is the icing on the cake - The Times

If you haven't yet immersed yourself in the world of Slough House, the arena for Herron's jaded and thoroughly imperfect spies, you've a treat in store . . . Combining espionage, ennui and deadpan humour, they set a new bar for spy fiction - FT, Books of the Year

A complex, accomplished novel by the best thriller writer in Britain today - Daily Express, Books of the Year

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“Always a pleasure to read”

Uh…good evening, officer. What? the neighbours heard screaming? Oh sorry, see I just got my hands on the latest Mick Herron. My bad.

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“Brilliant”

This is one of the best book series around at the moment. Mick Herron has created a clever, darkly entertaining world of spies and spooks. This is book six and I’d recommend you start at the beginning with Slow... More

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“Rich, dark, intense and utterly, completely, wonderful.”

I adore Mick Herron’s writing. It is acerbic, witty and coruscating. This is prose you can wallow in; feel it as it seeps slickly through your fingers leaving a residue of mingled pleasure and pain that never for a... More

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