Slow Horses

Slow Horses: Slough House Thriller 1

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 03/03/2022
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Slow Horses
Washed up and left for paperwork
Welcome to Slough House, headquarters of the low hanging fruit of the spy game. All the drunks, the gamblers, the addicts and the plain incompetent are und... READ MORE
Neil at Staines


The first novel in the acclaimed Jackson Lamb series, described by The Telegraph as one of ‘the twenty greatest spy novels of all time’. 'Let us be clear about this much at least: Slough House is not in Slough, nor is it a house…' You don't stop being a spook just because you're no longer in the game. Welcome to Slough House, Regent’s Park, a graveyard for members of the intelligence service no longer in the game – the slow horses. A motley crew of criminals, abusers and troubled souls, banished for various crimes of drugs and drunkenness, lechery and failure, politics and betrayal – they all belong to Jackson Lamb. Jackson Lamb's misfits may be highly trained but they don't run ops, they push paper. When a boy is kidnapped and held hostage and his attackers promise to behead him, live on the net, a chance opens up for the slow horses to redeem themselves and whatever the instructions of the Service, the slow horses aren't going to just sit quiet and watch. Yet, as they begin to investigate, a more complex web of deceit and double agency begins to opens up. Is the victim who they claim to be? What is the connection with a disgraced journalist? Who else has something to hide? As the clock ticks, everyone, it seems, is in the game, with dangerous pieces at play. Born in Newcastle, Mick Herron is an award-winning novelist and short-story writer whose works include the bestselling Jackson Lamb series, the Sarah Tucker/Zoë Boehm series and the standalone novel Reconstruction. The Jackson Lamb novels in order: Slow Horses, Dead Lions, Real Tigers, Spook Street

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781399803052
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 271g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm

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Slow Horses
A great escapist saga for those who need this kind of escape
For readers who enjoy a fast-moving thriller with more twists and uncomfortable positions than a game of twister, this would satisfy them. Mick Herron’s no... READ MORE
Zoe Sadler
Slow Horses
Very Entertaining
I’ve not seen the TV series (need it to arrive somewhere free), but this was one of those “rattling good reads” that, once I’d started it, I kept returning... READ MORE
Derek Duerden
Slow Horses
Quick bite spies
I did enjoy the book and have subsequently bought the next in the series, however, I'm hoping for a bit more meat on the bones in the next one. The first b... READ MORE
Regrettable Millennial
Slow Horses
Can't believe it's taken me this long
What a fun read. Well-written, properly plotted, and basically unputdownable. The kind of book that draws you in from very early on. Can't wait to start th... READ MORE