Top 8 Burning Questions going in to Slough House

Over the course of the Slough House series, there have been a number of plot threads that have been left open for future stories. Below are some of the ones I’m most interested in seeing addressed.  Warning - Spoilers ahead for all books in the series! Sid Baker - One of the most shocking reveals …

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Book 7 – Slough House covers revealed

These were released a couple of months ago, but still worth highlighting. Book seven of the series is titled Slough House, I'm guessing to coordinate with the, now COVID delayed, TV series. No major redesign to the covers on offer. Publisher John Murray makes a minor adjustment by adding a splash of color to their …

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Secret Lip Services – The honor John le Carré doesn’t want you to know about

Rarely am I shocked while reading a book, but this was the exception. As I perused my latest purchase, a binded transcript of a speech John le Carré gave at John Hopkins University in 1986 titled The Clandestine Muse, I had a shocking revelation. John le Carré had won Blistex lip balm’s 1985 “Most Beautiful …

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Barbican Station – Slow Horses – Episode 2

In the second episode of Barbican Station we welcome spy author Tim Stevens to talk about the first book in the series, Slow Horses. We discuss the vileness of Jackson Lamb, the real Slough House location, and a certain foppish bike riding politician. Each month we'll be exploring a different book in the series and …

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East of Hounslow & Homegrown Hero by Khurrum Rahman – Review

I’m always excited to find a new spy novel series by an author that does something fresh in the genre. I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of reading one such series recently. Thanks to the recommendation of the excellent Spybrary discussion group, I listened to the audiobook for Khurrum Rahman’s debut novel East …

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