Mick Herron's Slow Horses series is a massive hit among spy book fans and our very own Erik Williams has been sent an early copy from Soho Press of the 7th Jackson Lamb novel (to be published in February 2021). In a briefing to Spybrary, Erik gives us his thoughts in this spoiler-free Slough House book review.The slow horses are back and I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy from Soho Press … [Read more...] about Spy Book Review – Slough House by Mick Herron. Jackson Lamb is back but no spoilers!
On Episode 97 of the Spybrary Podcast, spy book connoisseur Jason King shares with us what were the five best spy book novels he read in 2019. Jason and Spybrary Host Shane Whaley, discuss Jason's five best spy books of 2019, Jason has been reading spy books since the 1960s and admits that he is extremely selective with what he reads. Jason is a frequent contributor to our Spybrary Listeners … [Read more...] about The Best Spy Books I read in 2019 with Spybrary’s Jason King (97)
Mick Herron joins us on Episode 80 of the Spybrary Spy Podcast, to talk more about his new book, Joe Country the 6th novel in the Slough House/Jackson Lamb series. If Spook Street is where spies live, Joe Country is where they go to die.In Slough House, the London outpost for disgraced MI5 spies, memories are stirring, all of them bad. Catherine Standish is buying booze again, Louisa … [Read more...] about Mick Herron talks Joe Country, novellas and reveals more about his writing process. (80)
We are thrilled to bring you a series of commentaries on spy novels read by the students of Fiction and Espionage at the University of Edinburgh. Fiction and Espionage Series on the Spybrary Spy Podcast in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh Introduction to the Fiction and Espionage series by Professor Penny Fielding and Professor Simon Cooke. Session 1 - Free Agent by … [Read more...] about Fiction and Espionage Podcasts – University of Edinburgh
We are thrilled to bring you the fifth in our series of commentaries on spy novels read by the students of Fiction and Espionage at the University of Edinburgh. This week on the Spybrary Spy Book Podcast the students discuss Slow Horses written by Mick Herron. Please do check out the intro to this series to give you some context around what the students were requested to produce for the … [Read more...] about Slow Horses by Mick Herron (Fiction and Espionage) 78
Our man in the UK, David Craggs, has been out and about and was lucky enough to have lunch with the UK's top spy master, Mick Herron. Here is his top secret report direct from a table somewhere in Oxford : “After events in Salisbury and with the UK terror threat off the Richter scale, one could have been forgiven for thinking that lunch with Mick Herron, the award winning creator of the 'Slough … [Read more...] about Spybrary Secret Treff with Mick Herron – Agent Craggs reports in.
Today’s guest finds himself embedded deep in Communist-controlled East Berlin, and has asked his handler to leave him 5 of his favorite spy books at their Dead Drop location in Friedrichshain Park. What will he choose to help him cope with life undercover? Author, Spy Fan and Political Editor of the Sunday Times, Tim Shipman, joins Shane for an epic edition of Dead Drop 5. Tim has been a … [Read more...] about 42: Tim Shipman of the Sunday Times on Spy Novels