Slow Horses (Slough House #1) (Paperback)

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(MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE)

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This is book number 1 in the Slough House series.

About the Author


Mick Herron is a British novelist and short story writer who was born in Newcastle and studied English at Oxford. He is the author of six books in the Slough House series (Slow HorsesDead LionsReal TigersSpook StreetLondon Rules, and the novella The List) and four Oxford mysteries (Down Cemetery RoadThe Last Voice You HearWhy We Die, and Smoke and Whispers), as well as the standalone novels Reconstruction, Nobody Walks and This Is What Happened. His work has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller, and the Ellery Queen Readers Award, and been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, Shamus, and Theakstons Novel of the Year Awards. He currently lives in Oxford and writes full-time.

Praise For…


Praise for Slow Horses

"It's just great fun."
—NPR, Morning Edition

“A funny, stylish, satirical, gripping story . . . Memorably seedy characters, sharp dialogue, complex plot. I’m hooked.”
—The Guardian

“This is blackly funny, tense and worryingly plausible. The most enjoyable British spy novel in years.”
Mail on Sunday, Five-star Review

"[A] deliciously sleazy and sophisticated spy thriller." 
—The Irish Times

"These are terrific novels. The writing is very good. The sense of humour is there, and there's a certain amount of skepticism as well, which keeps you wanting to read."
—J.D. Singh, CBC's The Next Chapter

"Subtle, detailed and utterly convincing."
The Crime Review (UK)

Slow Horses is a fine thriller . . . it’s also a wonderfully funny, farcical, deeply cynical skewering of politics, bureaucrats, turf wars, and the Great Game.”
Booklist


Praise for Mick Herron

"Mick Herron never tells a suspense story in the expected way . . . In Herron's book, there is no hiding under the desk."
The New York Times Book Review

"The sharpest spy fiction since John Le Carré."
—NPR's Fresh Air

"Stylish and engaging."
The Washington Post

"[A] masterful thriller . . . The intricate plot, coupled with Herron's breezy writing style, results in superior entertainment that makes most other novels of suspense appear dull and slow-witted by comparison."
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Like a good movie . . . grabs the reader from the first page."
Booklist, Starred Review


Product Details
ISBN: 9781616954161
ISBN-10: 1616954167
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: March 11th, 2014
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Slough House