Standing by the Wall

Standing by the Wall: A Slough House Interlude

Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 03/11/2022
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Here in Slough House, the intelligence service's home for inept spies, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Roddy Ho is used to being the one the slow horses turn to when they need miracles performed, and he's always been Jackson Lamb's Number Two. So when Lamb has a photograph that needs doctoring, it's Ho he entrusts with the task. Christmas is a time for memories, but Lamb doesn't do memories - or so he says. But what is it about the photo that makes him want to alter it? How would the slow horses cope if Roddy Ho didn't exist? And most importantly of all, are the team having Christmas drinks, and if so, where? Standing by the Wall offers a glimpse into the kind of seasonal merriment you might expect at Slough House, where the boss generally marks the festive season with an increase in hostilities. But then, this is the secret service, not Secret Santa. And the slow horses aren't here to enjoy themselves. Roddy Roddy Roddy? Ho Ho Ho!

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781399807081
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Weight: 46g
  • Dimensions: 158 x 110 x 10 mm

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Standing by the Wall
Perfect antidote to Christmas!
This is perfect Mick Herron, perfect Slough House. On a dank Christmas Eve, as the office workers spill onto rainslicked pavements for some jollity and the... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
Standing by the Wall
A delightful Christmas flavoured morsel of Slough House.
Standing By The Wall is a Slough House interlude by award-winning British author, Mick Herron. Late in the afternoon of Christmas Eve, and as fans impatien... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent
Standing by the Wall
Standing by the Wall by Mick Herron
This teeny book is described as a Slough House interlude. Jackson Lamb needs a photo doctored and gets Roddy Ho to do it. There is jiggery pokery with Moll... READ MORE
Agnes Brown
Standing by the Wall
Roddy Roddy Roddy! Ho Ho Ho!
It’s late afternoon on Christmas Eve in Slough House, some time after the events in BAD ACTORS. Roddy Ho is looking forward to a traditional Christmas wat... READ MORE