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Spook Street

Spook Street

Herron, Mick, author

20 years retired, David Cartwright can still spot when the stoats are on his trail. Radioactive secrets and unfinished business go with the territory on Spook Street: he's always known there would be an accounting. And he's not as defenceless as they might think. Jackson Lamb worked with Cartwright back in the day. He knows better than most that this is no vulnerable old man

Hardback, Book. English. Suspense fiction. Thriller.
Published London: John Murray, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Mick Herron
ISBN: 1473621267, 9781473621268
Physical Description: 341 pages ; 25 cm.
Series: Jackson Lamb thrillers
Subject: Lamb, Jackson (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Series Title: Jackson Lamb thrillers.

Author note

Mick Herron's first Jackson Lamb novel, Slow Horses, was described as the 'most enjoyable British spy novel in years' by the Mail on Sunday and picked as one of the best twenty spy novels of all time by the Daily Telegraph. The second, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger. The third, Real Tigers, was shortlisted for both the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and the Sunday Express wrote that it 'revitalised the spy thriller genre'.


A terrific spy novel: sublime dialogue, frictionless plotting
Ian Rankin||Immensely satisfying and utterly brilliant
Sarah Hilary||Mick Herron is an incredible writer and if you haven't read him yet, you NEED to. I read the Jackson Lamb books one after the other and am already desperate for the next one. They are smart, darkly comic and hugely addictive
Mark Billingham||A captivating series where the intelligence services' misfits and screw-ups become the useful tools of Herron's quite magnificent creation, Jackson Lamb
Christopher Brookmyre||I love Mick Herron's books more than is decent. Hands down my favourite crime series of the decade . . . Spook Street is a superb novel - fast-paced, original, witty and completely satisfying on every level. I just can't get enough of this brilliant series
Antonia Hodgson||In Spook Street Mick Herron returns to the wonderful fallen spies of MI5 in a series that is fast becoming a classic
Daily Express||The dialogue crackles. Herron is a master of timing, word by word, sentence by sentence. His language creates its own world, with streaks of satire and loss that prevent it from becoming too comfortable. Give yourself a treat and hurry on down to Spook Street
The Spectator||It's all sheer fun. Herron is spy fiction's great humorist, mixing absurd situations with sparklingly funny dialogue and elegant, witty prose
The Times||Slough House provides the hub for Mick Herron's Jackson Lamb spy novels, of which Spook Street is the fourth, a series that is by some distance the most impressive new body of work in spy fiction
Irish Times||Mick Herron's outstanding series is extremely funny
Daily Telegraph||It's not often a reviewer can say, "You've never read anything quite like this" but it's a safe encomium to use in the case of Mick Herron. The author's idiosyncratic writing is unique in his genre: the spycraft of le Carr? refracted through the blackly comic vision of Joseph Heller's Catch-22
Financial Times||Herron's series of novels about a group of deadbeat spies - or 'slow horses', in spook parlance - has been hailed as the most exciting thing to hit the genre since George Smiley hung up his mackintosh
Mail on Sunday||Spook Street is written with a wry, sardonic wit that will make you laugh out loud as you are taken on a gripping thrill ride
Daily Express||The new spy master
Evening Standard