Dolphin Junction & The Eighth Detective – Book Review Quick Takes

In 2022 my goal is to write brief reviews of all the books I read. Here's to a good year of reading! Dolphin Junction by Mick Herron I'd read most of these stories previously in various other places but enjoyed dipping back into them in this collection. Diving into some dark places, Herron explores broken …

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Barbican Station – Updates – Episode 12

In this episode we give some updates on Barbican Station, the Slow Horses AppleTV+ show, Bad Actors - the eighth book in the series and give some hints of what to expect in Barbican Station "Season Two"! We'll be back in a couple weeks with a discussion on Mick Herron's short fiction collection - Dolphin …

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Favorite Reads of 2021

After an off year of reading in 2020, I had a return closer to form in 2021. Below I’ve highlighted some of my favorite spy related novels in no particular order. Slough House by Mick Herron - Herron continues to fire on all cylinders with his seventh book in the Slough House series. This one …

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Bad Actors book description released

UPDATE: Both US and UK covers for Bad Actors have now been released. The book will be released via John Murrays new thriller imprint Baskerville. We see some slight adjustments from the style we've seen for the past several books. The US cover via Soho Press stays simliar to what we've seen previously. The book …

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Barbican Station – Slough House – Episode 11

In this episode we take a look at the latest book with the slow horses, Slough House, with guest Professor Penny Fielding. We discuss what people will think of the books in 20 years, how this book is similar to Slow Horses and that ending. All that and more in this episode. Find Penny Fielding …

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Mick Herron’s Slough House – What to read next?

I’ve recently been asked a couple of times for authors I would recommend to read after folks have finished all the Slough House novels and novellas. My first suggestion would be to make sure you’ve read some of Herron’s other novels, like Down Cemetery Road, Reconstruction, Nobody Walks and even This is What Happened. If …

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Dolphin Junction and Bad Actors

We have some news about upcoming Mick Herron releases book releases. December 7th will live in infamy for being the date Mick Herron’s short story collection Dolphin Junction will be released, according to Amazon US and UK. The description says - CWA Gold and Steel Dagger-winner Mick Herron's short fiction, collected for the first time. …

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Barbican Station – The Catch and The Last Dead Letter – Episode 10

In this episode we conclude our two parter with a look a the Slough House novella, The Catch, and the short story, The Last Dead Letter, with returning guest Matthew Bradford. We discuss whether whether Di Taverner is like Mission: Impossible's Jim Phelps, get into determinism vs. free will and what effect the TV show …

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Barbican Station – The List and The Drop – Episode 9

In this episode we take a look at two of the Slough House novellas, The List and The Drop, with guest Matthew Bradford. We discuss whether there's a sadder sack than John Bachelor, what the worst thing Herron has done to one of his characters and Matthew shares a piece of Hollywood advice he got …

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Where is Slough House located?

Listen to Barbican Station, our podcast dedicated to the slow horses, here or in all podcast apps. From the opening pages of Slow Horses, it's been something all spy fans have wondered. Where is Slough House located at? Herron gave a rather detailed description and from that and a little Google mapping, on my visit …

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