Winner of the 2013 CWA Gold Dagger Award

A BBC Front Row best crime novel of the year

A Times crime and thriller book of the year

'The finest new crime series this millennium' Mail on Sunday

Dickie Bow is not an obvious target for assassination.

But once a spook, always a spook. And Dickie was a talented streetwalker back in the day, before he turned up dead on a bus. A shadow. Good at following people, bringing home their secrets.

Dickie was in Berlin with Jackson Lamb. Now Lamb's got his phone, and on it the last secret Dickie ever told, and reason to believe an old-time Moscow-style op is being run in the Service's back-yard.

In the Intelligence Service purgatory that is Slough House, Jackson Lamb's crew of back-office no-hopers is about to go live . . .



ISBN: 9781473674196
Series: Slough House Thriller
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 27 Jul 2017
Publisher: John Murray Press
Publication City, Country: United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 13.5(L) x 2.3(W)
Weight (gm): 282



Herron may be the most literate, and slyest, thriller writer in English today - Publishers Weekly

Smart, sharp British wit at its finest. A uniquely brilliant take on the British spy novel - Cara Black, New York Times bestselling author of Murder Below Montparnasse

Funny, clever . . . Genuinely thrilling. The novel is equally noteworthy for its often lyrical prose - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Delightful . . . with a dry humor reminiscent of Greene and Waugh - Sunday Times

Clever and funny - The Times


Author Biography

Mick Herron is a novelist and short story writer whose books include the Jackson Lamb series, the first of which - the Steel-Dagger nominated Slow Horses - has been described as the 'most enjoyable British spy novel in years'. The second Jackson Lamb novel, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger, and was picked by the Sunday Times as one of the best 25 crime novels of the past five years. Mick was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford.
Dead Lions: Slough House Thriller 2

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