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Slough House by Mick Herron

Slough House is Mick Herron’s seventh novel about his team of unloved, incompetent though often marvellously effective MI6 spies. Like all series of this vintage, the characters tend to come and go so a good way to start this review is the same way Herron…
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The most wanted crime novels of 2021

What are you most looking forward to in 2021? No, don’t answer that. We know. It’s fantastic new crime novels, isn’t it? Well, you’ve come to the right place. 2020 has been a tough year, and many countries will begin 2021 with COVID lockdowns still…
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RoughJustice: Top five books of 2019

In 2019 I haven’t reviewed as many crime books I would have liked, but such is the strength of the genre currently that I have had no difficulty identifying five books that I can wholeheartedly recommend. I think these choices represent a varied selection though…
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Joe Country

For his sixth Jackson Lamb novel Mick Herron takes his failed spies out of London and into the Welsh countryside. Louisa Guy is caught in a snow storm while out looking for her dead partner’s missing son. Hypothermia will turn out to be the least…
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Joe Country

Written by Mick Herron — Summer brings with it the sixth novel in Mick Herron’s acclaimed series about the MI6 cast-offs and screw-ups who together make up the personnel of Slough House. Jackson Lamb has been the central character in the series, but this time…
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Jackson Lamb is gunning for revenge

On the Radar — There are too many crime books out there with anonymous silhouettes and vaguely thematic backgrounds on the cover, but we think the umbrella man on Mick Herron’s latest works rather well, with an atmospheric composition supported by the chiaroscuro effect of…
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The Drop

Mick Herron’s latest novella goes some way to satisfying the cravings of fans of his Slough House espionage novels who have already devoured last year’s London Rules and are eagerly awaiting the next novel, which won’t arrive until June. This short tale of duplicity within…
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RoughJustice: Top five books of 2018

2018 may have been a pretty terrible year for politics, but a look at the books selected below, as well as those in the lists of my fellow contributors, will confirm it’s been another banner year for crime fiction. In fact, politics and crime fiction…
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