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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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Spy Hards, Cinema Junkies and le Carré Cast – Several new podcast appearances

I've made a few recent appearances on some podcasts that I wanted to let everyone know about. First, I was a guest on the Spy Hards podcast talking about the film The Day of the Jackal. It was a lot of fun and I hope folks check it out. I also was recently on the …

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Robert Randisi on his Nick Carter novels – Interview

I’m pleased to welcome guest writer Jeff Gelb to the site for this interview with author Robert Randisi. ROBERT RANDISI REFLECTS ON HIS NICK CARTER NOVELS By Jeff Gelb I was very fortunate to be a child of the 1960s. I grew up in the era when the Beatles changed the face of music forever, when the Marvel Universe …

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A Kill in the Morning – Guest Book Review

I’m pleased to welcome guest Dick Woodgate to the site for the below book review. ‘I don’t like killing, but I’m good at it.’A Kill in the Morning by Graeme Shimmin  As opening lines go, it’s a good one by any standard. It’s memorable too – I read Graeme Shimmin’s novel, A Kill in the Morning a few years ago now, yet I didn’t need …

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Bad Actors book description released

Although still nearly a year away, we are beginning to see some details for the next book in the Slough House series come out, including details on new characters. From the Penguin Random House page for Bad Actors - Mick Herron, “the le Carré of the future” (BBC), dives deep into the world of modern …

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New le Carré in October 2021 – Silverview

Surprising news broke this morning that a final complete novel from John le Carré would be published in October titled Silverview. According to his agent Jonny Geller, via The Guardian, le Carré had been working on the novel on and off before The Pigeon Tunnel and had recently completed it, giving permission for its publication …

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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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Broken Covers – They Live!

Publishers are always looking to refresh the backlist of authors and sell more copies. In the 70’s the beautiful painted book covers went out of fashion and photo covers came into vogue. The UK publisher Fontana had paperback rights to many of the well known thriller writers of the time like Desmond Bagley, Alastair Maclean, Hammond Innes, Helen MacInnes and Eric …

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Quiller – The TV show

I’ve spread the word elsewhere but passing on the word to all you Quiller fans. Although it's been rumored to have been lost forever, a Michael Jayston fan has uploaded all thirteen episodes of the Quiller TV series to YouTube! The show has been slightly shrouded in mystery as it has been seen since it …

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