SUPPORTERS of Long Crendon Library’s Meet the Author evenings will get two novelists for the price of one at its October event when local crime suspense writer, Sharon Bolton, talks with master of the spy thriller, Mick Herron, about his latest book.
Mick, who lives in Oxford, will discuss Joe Country, the sixth of his Jackson Lamb espionage novels, which was published in June, at the event on Thursday, October 10.
He brings to a close a season of popular talks at the library, which has included such authors as Robert Goddard, Elizabeth Buchan and Adele Parks, before his appearance at this year’s Thame’s Art and Literature Festival the following week.
Mick’s Slough House novels have been shortlisted for a number of awards and Dead Lions, his second Jackson Lamb book, won the Crimewriter’s Association Gold Dagger award.
Spook Street, described by the Irish Times as a ‘modern masterpiece’, won the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2017.
Described as an ‘accidental spy novelist’, Mick began his journey to best-selling spy novels with the idea of having messed up MI5 agents based in a depressing outpost away from the ‘real’ spies, and added a loathsome boss in the form of Jackson Lamb.
If Spook Street is where spies live, Joe Country is where they go to die. When the man responsible for killing a slow horse (agent) breaks cover, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score.
Tickets for Mick’s talk are £5, available from Long Crendon Library, and include a free glass of wine or soft drink on arrival.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Meet the Author will return for a new series of talks in 2020.
Pic: Mick Herron, please credit Mikael Buck