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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?

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 to London in 2017 I was able to figure it out. Slough House on Aldersgate St. 126 …

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Barbican Station – Slough House Burning Questions – Episode 8

In this episode we change things up with a look at some burning questions ahead of the release of the seventh book in the series, Slough House, with guests Shane Whaley and Matthew Bradford. We discuss who's in our Dead Pool, who might rise from the dead and what the political situation of the Slough …

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Slough House by Mick Herron – A Review

Very minor spoilers below. What do you do when that thing from your past you’ve moved on from, or at least tried to bury deep inside, comes back? Do you embrace it? Reject it? Run from it as fast as possible? Perhaps all of the above and more.  That’s part of what River and the …

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Barbican Station – Joe Country – Episode 7

In this episode I take a closer look at the sixth book in the Slough House series, Joe Country, with guest Shane Whaley of the Spybrary podcast. We discuss working conditions for mercenaries, Jackson Lamb's toenails, and most importantly, Wales! We also talk about Peter Johnson, or is that Boris Judd? Plus Shane gives us …

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Best of 2020

With all the disruption of this past year, things have been a bit quieter on the site than normal. I’ve been focusing on podcasts over some of my longer written pieces which has taken a healthy chunk of time. That said, the year did have some highlights and in what is becoming a yearly tradition …

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Barbican Station – London Rules – Episode 6

In this episode I take a closer look at the fifth book in the Slough House series, London Rules, with guest Ayo Onatade. We talk about British politicians, whether Slough House should switch to an open office plan, hackers with girlfriends, and the high death toll in Slough House. Plus a special treat, Ayo's recommendation …

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Slow Horses 10th Anniversary Edition

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the release of Slow Horses in 2010 Soho Press has put out an updated edition of the paperback edition with new cover art, a new preface written by Mick Herron, a list of discussion questions and a short story previously unreleased in the United States. The cover art …

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Barbican Station – Spook Street – Episode 5

In this episode I take a closer look at the fourth book in the Slough House series, Spook Street, with Clarissa Aykroyd. We talk about hipsters in Shoreditch, literary references, corporate-speak and Herron's love for London transport mayhem. Each month we’ll be exploring a different book in the series. All leading up to the release …

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