Mick Herron is a novelist and short story writer whose books include the Sarah Tucker/Zoë Boehm series and the standalone novel RECONSTRUCTION. His work has been shortlisted for the Macavity, Barry and Shamus awards, and his novella DOLPHIN JUNCTION was joint winner of the 2009 Ellery Queen Readers Award. His second standalone, NOBODY WALKS, was shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger in 2015, and was one of Booklist Magazine’s Best 101 Crime Novels of the Decade.
He is the author of the acclaimed Slough House series, the first of which, SLOW HORSES, was also nominated for the Steel Dagger. The second in the series, DEAD LIONS, won the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger, and was picked by the Sunday Times, which described it as “a delightful caper with a dry humour reminiscent of Greene and Waugh”, as one of the best 25 crime novels of the past five years.
The third novel in the series, REAL TIGERS, appeared in February 2016 to rave reviews. The Mail on Sunday hailed the Slough House books as “the finest new crime series of the millennium”, and Mick was described by the Telegraph as “shaping up to be the great spy novelist of our age”.
REAL TIGERS has been longlisted for both the Gold and Steel Daggers.
SPOOK STREET will appear in 2017.
Mick was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford.