Mick Herron was born in Newcastle and has a degree in English from Balliol College, Oxford. He is the author of three books in the Slough House series, Slow Horses, Dead Lions, and Real Tigers; the standalone thriller Nobody Walks; and a mystery series set in Oxford. His work has been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, and Shamus Awards, and he has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel. He lives in Oxford and works in London.
Praise for Mick Herron
"Mick Herron never tells a suspense story in the expected way."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Delightful . . . with a dry humor reminiscent of Greene and Waugh."
--The Sunday Times, Best Thrillers and Crime Novels of the Past 5 Years
"[A] wickedly clever send-up of the classic British spy novel."
Crime Writers' Association
"Masterful . . . Superior entertainment that makes most other novels of suspense appear dull and slow-witted by comparison."
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Herron's remarkable novel has enough suspense, action, and deductive dazzlement to keep genre fans happy. But be warned: these are deep waters, and this is not nodding-off, night-table reading."
Booklist, Starred Review