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Author: Mick Herron Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Slough House Series Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781490657592
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TARGET CONSUMER: Crime fiction readers; espionage readers; thriller readers; Anglophiles The death of Tom Bettany's estranged 26-year-old son brings him back to London. His return sparks the interest of everyone from mobsters to MI5 officers--he may have thought he left his old life as a spy behind, but nobody just walks away. Mick Herron's previous spy novel, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Gold Dagger, garnering attention both in the US and UK. These thrillers are complex and contemporary, with an unexpected dose of wry humor. Herron's writing has often been compared with that of John le CarrE. Herron is steadily gaining traction each year in the US, and there have been several film inquiries about the Slough House series. The long-awaited new novel by British espionage fiction master Mick Herron, the author of 2013 Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger-winning novel Dead Lions. Tom Bettany is working at a meat processing plant in France when he gets the voicemail from an English woman he doesn't know telling him that his estranged 26-year-old son is dead. Liam was smoking dope on his London balcony when he fell. Now for the first time since he cut all ties years ago, Bettany returns home to London to find out the truth about his son's death. It may be the guilt he feels about losing touch with his son that's gnawing at him, or maybe he has actually put his finger on a labyrinthine plot, but either way he is going to get to the bottom of the tragedy, no matter whose feathers he has to ruffle. But there are many people who are interested to hear Bettany is back in town, from incarcerated mob bosses to the highest echelons of MI5. He might have thought he'd left it all behind, but nobody really just walks away. Praise for Dead Lions Winner of the 2013 Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year A BBC Front Row Best Crime Novel of 2013 "A great romp."--Jeff Park, BBC Front Row "Clever and funny."--The Times "A well-written, wickedly clever send-up of the classic British spy novel."--Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Judges "If you like your suspense novels told with a smart dash of wit and sarcasm, filled with lots of twists and turns, Herron's your man." --Shelf Awareness "Herron provides a dour, twisty spy thriller with something for everyone: part post-Cold War miasma, part James Bond heroics, and elliptical withal."--Kirkus Reviews "Herron delivers unbeatable entertainment for thriller fans."--Library Journal, Starred Review Author Bio: Mick Herron was born in Newcastle and has a degree in English from Balliol College, Oxford. He is the author of two books in the Slough House series, Slow Horses and Dead Lions, as well as a mystery series set in Oxford. He lives in Oxford and works in London. Publicity and Marketing The follow-up to the CWA Gold-Dagger Award-winning DEAD LIONS, we see this as the breakout book for Herron with reviewers. Print Advertising: LIBRARY JOURNAL, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, CRIMESPREE, MYSTERY SCENE, STRAND Digital Advertising: SHELF AWARENESS PRO, GOODREADS Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Smart prose, smart plotting.”

    Toronto Star

  • “Smartly written with biting British wit.”

    Fresh Fiction

  • “In this superb thriller, CWA Gold Dagger Award–winner Herron returns to the secretive world of British intelligence featured in his two Slough House novels…Well-drawn characters complement plotting that’s convoluted but never opaque or formulaic. Herron may be the most literate, and slyest, thriller writer in English today.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Herron strips his revenge story to the bone, paring away unnecessary characters, episodes, speeches, and gestures to produce a violent little elegy that grows both more clever and more sour as it hurtles along.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Gerard Doyle convincingly captures Bethany’s world-weary, cautious outlook in this smartly constructed story…Doyle manages to make Bethany and the other key figures sound simultaneously known and unknowable. The many memorable characters—Bethany himself, the eccentric millionaire game developer who employed Bethany’s son, Dame Ingrid Tearney of ‘The Service,’ and a whole host of others—are so darkly intriguing and fully dimensional that it’s a shame author Mick Herron is calling this a stand-alone novel. These characters and their narrator both deserve an encore.”


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About the Author

Mick Herron is a British novelist and short-story writer who was born in Newcastle and studied English at Oxford. He is the author of the Slough House series and Oxford mysteries, as well as several stand-alone novels Reconstruction, Nobody Walks and This Is What Happened. His work has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller, and the Ellery Queen Readers Award and been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, Shamus, and Theakstons Novel of the Year Awards.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle, a seasoned audio narrator, he has been awarded dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. He has taught drama at Ross School for the several years.