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AN EVENING OF ESPIONAGE WITH MICK HERRON

by Blackwell's Oxford Westgate
£5

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Blackwell's Bookshop Westgate

Blackwell's Bookshop Westgate

Westgate Oxford, Queen Street

Oxford

OX1 1PE

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Mick Herron will be talking about his brand new Jackson Lamb novel, Joe Country, at Blackwell's Westgate on 27th June at 7pm. We are delighted to welcome Mick to Westgate to celebrate the latest book in his Slough House series.

Mick will be in conversation with Lucy Atkins, author of The Night Visitor, about his books, crime and spy novels. There will be an opportunity for the audience to put their questions and the event will be followed by a signing.

Joe Country

'We're spies,' said Lamb. 'All kinds of outlandish shit goes on.'

Like the ringing of a dead man's phone, or an unwelcome guest at a funeral . . .

In Slough House memories are stirring, all of them bad. Catherine Standish is buying booze again, Louisa Guy is raking over the ashes of lost love, and new recruit Lech Wicinski, whose sins make him outcast even among the slow horses, is determined to discover who destroyed his career, even if he tears his life apart in the process.

Meanwhile, in Regent's Park, Diana Taverner's tenure as First Desk is running into difficulties. If she's going to make the Service fit for purpose, she might have to make deals with a familiar old devil . . .

And with winter taking its grip Jackson Lamb would sooner be left brooding in peace, but even he can't ignore the dried blood on his carpets. So when the man responsible breaks cover at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score.

This time, they're heading into joe country.

And they're not all coming home.

Mick Herron

Mick Herron's first Jackson Lamb novel, Slow Horses, was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and picked as one of the best twenty spy novels of all time by the Daily Telegraph. The second, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger. The third, Real Tigers, was shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and both the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. The fourth, Spook Street, was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger and Theakston Old Peculier and won the Steel Dagger. London Rules is the fifth.

Mick Herron was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford.

Tickets can be purchased online, at Blackwell's Westgate or over the phone (01865 980380). For more information, speak to a bookseller or email westgate@Blackwells.co.uk.

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Blackwell's Oxford Westgate

Blackwell's bookshops have been serving the needs of book lovers since 1879. Our newest bookshop at the Westgate Oxford is the latest chapter in this 140 year story. At Blackwell's Westgates, we host a year-round events programme for adults and children, including book signings, author talks and panels, illustrator workshops and activities for young readers and live literary comedy. 

 

An Evening of Espionage with Mick Herron at Blackwell's Bookshop Westgate

Blackwell's Bookshop Westgate Westgate Oxford, Queen Street, Oxford, OX1 1PE, United Kingdom