Mick Herron Biography & Facts
Mick Herron is a British mystery and thriller novelist, winner of the Crime Writers' Association 2013 Gold Dagger award for Dead Lions.
Herron was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, where he earned a degree in English.
In 2003, he published his first novel, Down Cemetery Road. It was the first volume in a series about Zoë Boehm, an Oxford private detective.
In 2010, with Slow Horses, he began a spy series, entitled Slough House, featuring MI5 agents who have been exiled from the mainstream for various offences. With the second volume in this series, Dead Lions, published in 2013, he won the Crime Writers' Association 2013 Gold Dagger award. Herron has stated that the lead character, Jackson Lamb, was influenced by Reginald Hill's Andy Dalziel.Slow Horses was published by Constable in 2010, but the firm declined the opportunity to publish the next book in the series in the United Kingdom due to disappointing sales of its predecessor. Soho published the Slough House novels in the United States, and John Murray started republishing the series in the UK from 2015.His short stories are regularly published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and are collected in the book, All the Livelong Day, published in 2013.
Zoë Boehm series
Down Cemetery Road (2003)
The Last Voice You Hear (2004)
Why We Die (2006)
Smoke and Whispers (2009)The Slough House series (Jackson Lamb)
Slow Horses (2010)
Dead Lions (2013)
The List (2015 novella)
Real Tigers (2016)
Spook Street (2017)
London Rules (2018)
The Drop (US title: "The Marylebone Drop") (2018 novella)
Joe Country (2019)
The Catch (2020 novella)
Slough House (2021)
Bad Actors (2022)Standalone novels
Nobody Walks (2015)
This Is What Happened (2018)Although not part of the Slough House series, Reconstruction and Nobody Walks use some of the same characters. In story terms, Reconstruction is set before Slow Horses, whereas Nobody Walks comes after The List and before Spook Street.
Short story collection
Dolphin Junction (2021)Featuring five standalone crime fiction stories complemented by four mystery stories featuring Zoë Boehm and Joe Silvermann. The collection also includes tales with Jackson Lamb of Slough House.
Slow Horses, Herron's first novel in the Slough House series, was adapted as a limited series for television as Slow Horses and streamed on AppleTV+ beginning April 1, 2022. Dead Lions was optioned and filmed at the same time, but as of June 2022 has not yet been televised. It was announced in June 2022 that Real Tigers and Spook Street had also been optioned for adaptations as limited series.
Joint winner, Ellery Queen Readers Award 2009
Longlisted for Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2010
Shortlisted for Barry Award 2014, for best thriller
Shortlisted for Macavity Prize, 2014, for best novel
Winner, CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel 2013
Winner, Palle Rosencrantz Award 2020
Shortlisted for Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2015
Shortlisted for Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2016
Shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel 2016
Winner, Last Laugh Award, 2017
Shortlisted, Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2017
Shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel 2017
Winner, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2017, Spook Street
Shortlisted, British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year 2018
Shortlisted for Barry Award 2018, for best thriller
Shortlisted, Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2018
Winner, Last Laugh Award, 2018
Shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel 2018
Shortlisted for Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2018
Shortlisted, Last Laugh Award, 2019
Shortlisted for Barry Award 2019, for best thriller
Shortlisted, Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2019
Winner, Capital Crime Best Thriller Award 2019
Shortlisted, Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2020
Shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel 2020
Winner, Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2022
Winner, Last Laugh Award, 2022
Shortlisted for Barry Award 2022, for best thrillerPersonal life
Herron lives in Oxford. He enjoys playing squash.
Mick Herron Spybrary Podcast Interview
Interview with Profile magazine|The dark(ly comic) side of MI5, Page by: Jim Sullivan - Profile. Discover the Mick Herron popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Mick Herron books.