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Mick Herron

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Mick Herron was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, lives in Oxford, and works in London. His short fiction regularly appears in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and he is a contributing editor to the monthly book trade publication Bookdealer.

Genres: Thriller, Mystery
Dagger Awards Best Book winner (2013) : Dead Lions
Barry Awards Best Thriller nominee (2014) : Dead Lions
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2016) : Real Tigers
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2017) : Spook Street
Macavity Awards Best Book nominee (2017) : Real Tigers
Barry Awards Best Thriller nominee (2018) : Spook Street
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2018) : London Rules
Barry Awards Best Thriller nominee (2019) : London Rules

Mick Herron recommends
Brothers in Blood (2017)
(Zaq & Jags, book 1)
Amer Anwar
"An engaging hero, a cunning plot, and a fascinating journey into Southall's underworld. We'll be hearing a lot more from Amer Anwar."
The Irregular (2017)
(Irregular Spy, book 1)
H B Lyle
"A fine first entry in what promises to be a great new series. Wiggins is a captivating hero, and Lyle draws his Edwardian backstreets in convincing color. The game is most definitely afoot."
The Night Visitor (2017)
Lucy Atkins
"The tension is immediate and unrelenting; the sense of unease palpable . . . a gripping, Rendellesque read."
Last Stop Tokyo (2017)
James Buckler
"A fine debut - fast-paced and bleak, with a vivid setting and gut-wrenching twists."
My Little Eye (2017)
(Starke & Bell, book 1)
Stephanie Marland
"The first novel in what promises to be a riveting new series, My Little Eye is a one-sitting read: gripping, clever and worringly plausible."
Head Case (2018)
(Tom Mondrian, book 1)
Ross Armstrong
"Quirky, offbeat, stylish and original. I loved it."
Need to Know (2018)
Karen Cleveland
"Gripping, tense, and packed full of insider knowledge. A need-to-read."
Killing State (2018)
(Michael North, book 1)
Judith O'Reilly
"Fast-paced and packed with action ... A series hero to watch."
The Craftsman (2018)
(Craftsman Trilogy, book 1)
Sharon Bolton
"Sharon Bolton raises the bar with each new book. The Craftsman goes to some very dark places, and will have readers looking nervously over their shoulders with every page they turn."
The Old Religion (2018)
(Tom Killgannon, book 1)
Martyn Waites
"A chilling slice of country noir. Great stuff."
The Puppet Show (2018)
(Washington Poe, book 1)
M W Craven
"A thrilling curtain raiser for what looks set to be a great new series."
A House of Ghosts (2018)
W C Ryan
"A splendid tale of wartime skullduggery, featuring both kinds of spooks - perfect fireside reading."
Cold Bones (2019)
(DS Aector McAvoy, book 8)
David Mark
"McAvoy is a true original. So is David Mark."
Fade to Grey (2019)
John Lincoln
"A terrific ride through the mean streets of Cardiff."
On My Life (2019)
Angela Clarke
"An angry, powerful read - one of those rare crime novels with more to deliver than routine thrills."
Murder in Bel Air (2019)
(Aimee Leduc, book 19)
Cara Black
"The finest PI series now being written."
The Whisper Man (2019)
Alex North
"A novel about the dark places that are recognisably our own, The Whisper Man plays on our emotions as much as on our fears. A tremendous calling card for the brilliant Alex North."

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