Mick Herron is a novelist and short story writer whose books include the Jackson Lamb series, the first of which - the Steel-Dagger nominated Slow Horses - has been described as the 'most enjoyable British spy novel in years'. The second Jackson Lamb novel, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger, and was picked by the Sunday Times as one of the best 25 crime novels of the past five years. Mick was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford.
Herron may be the most literate, and slyest, thriller writer in English today - Publishers WeeklySmart, sharp British wit at its finest. A uniquely brilliant take on the British spy novel - Cara Black, New York Times bestselling author of Murder Below MontparnasseFunny, clever . . . Genuinely thrilling. The novel is equally noteworthy for its often lyrical prose - Publishers Weekly, Starred ReviewDelightful . . . with a dry humor reminiscent of Greene and Waugh - Sunday TimesClever and funny - The Times