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The Irregular

(2017)
(The first book in the Irregular Spy series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
'Irresistible' Guardian'Impressive' Daily Mail'Captivating' Mick Herron Nominated for the 2018 Best First Novel, Barry AwardLondon 1909Captain Kell of the War Office knows the Empire is under threat - from Russia and Germany, from terrorists and anarchists, spies and infiltrators.But he can't prove it to his superiors. He needs an agent he can trust, someone who knows the street, not the playing fields of Eton.Kell needs Wiggins. Trained as a child by Kell's old friend Sherlock Holmes, who used to call his little band of urchins the Baker Street Irregulars, Wiggins is now an ex soldier with an expert line in deduction and the cunning of a bare-knuckle fighter.But he has no wish to be recruited - until he sees a route to taking his sworn revenge on the killer of his best friend.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"A thrilling story of espionage, murder and the creation of the Secret Service." - Charles Cumming

"H.B. Lyle has found the golden thread between Bond and Holmes in a thriller which engages on every page." - Giles Foden

"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." - Mick Herron


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Used availability for H B Lyle's The Irregular

Hardback Editions

November 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy
Author(s): H B Lyle
ISBN: 1-68144-027-X / 978-1-68144-027-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy: (The Irregular Book 1)
Author(s): H B Lyle
ISBN: 1-4736-5534-X / 978-1-4736-5534-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy
Author(s): H B Lyle
ISBN: 1-68144-026-1 / 978-1-68144-026-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy: (The Irregular Book 1)
Author(s): H B Lyle
ISBN: 1-4736-5537-4 / 978-1-4736-5537-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy
Author(s): H B Lyle
ISBN: 1-4736-5535-8 / 978-1-4736-5535-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy: The Irregular, Book 1
Author(s): H B Lyle
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   


May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy: The Irregular, Book 1
Author(s): H B Lyle
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy: The Irregular, Book 1
Author(s): H B Lyle
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy
Author(s): H B Lyle
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy: (The Irregular Book 1)
Author(s): H B Lyle
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU