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Real Tigers

Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year, 2017

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399803298

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 3rd March 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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*Now a major TV series starring Gary Oldman*

‘The finest British spy fiction of the past 20 years’ Metro

Slough House is the Intelligence Service outpost for failed spies, former high-fliers now dubbed the ‘slow horses’. Catherine Standish, one of their number, worked in Regent’s Park long enough to understand treachery, double-dealing and stabbing in the back, and she’s known Jackson Lamb long enough to have learned that old sins cast long shadows. And she also knows that chance encounters never happen to spooks, even recovering drunks whose careers have crashed and burned.

What she doesn’t know is why anyone would target her.

So whoever’s holding her hostage, it can’t be personal. It must be about Slough House. Most likely, it’s about Jackson Lamb. And say what you like about Lamb, he’ll never leave a joe in the lurch.

He might even be someone you could trust with your life.

‘Masterful’ Daily Mail

‘A pulsating spy thriller’ Daily Express

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A pulsating spy thriller
Daily Express
Think Le Carre with fewer posh people and laugh-out-loud funny. Mick Herron is the real deal
Irish Times
If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers. Better still, read the whole series
Andrew Taylor, The Spectator
A thriller that moves Herron close to the class of Graham Greene
Daily Mail
Sardonically funny and pleasingly complex
Surely among the finest British spy fiction of the past 20 years
Rather as if Philip Larkin or Alan Bennett had had a go at spy fiction
Sunday Times
Herron fills a gap that has been yawning ever since Len Deighton retired
Daily Telegraph
Herron's Slough House novels are the finest new crime series this Millennium
Mail on Sunday
Real Tigers has revitalised the spy thriller genre
Sunday Express
What a find! . . . I think Herron's is the next big name in crime fiction
Literary Review