Mick Herron photographed at his home in Oxford. Mick Herron is a British mystery and thriller novelist. Mick Herron is the author of the Slough House series, early novels of which have been adapted for the Slow Horses television series. The Slough House series has been adapted for television under the name Slow Horses, starring Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb, with the first six-part season, based on the book Slow Horses, streamed on Apple TV+ from 1 April 2022. The second season, based on Dead Lions, was filmed back-to-back with the first and premiered on 2 December 2022. It was announced in June 2022 that further seasons, adapting Real Tigers and Spook Street, had been greenlitwinner of the Crime Writers' Association 2013 Gold Dagger award for Dead Lions. Location of the fictional Slough House (Aldersgate Street, London)
In 2010, with Slow Horses, he began a spy series, entitled Slough House, featuring MI5 agents who have been exiled from the mainstream for various offenses. With the second volume in this series, Dead Lions, published in 2013, he won the Crime Writers' Association 2013 Gold Dagger award. Herron has stated that the lead character, Jackson Lamb, has been influenced by Reginald Hill's Andy Dalziel.
Slow Horses was published by Constable in 2003, but the firm declined the opportunity to publish the next book in the series in the United Kingdom due to disappointing sales of the book. Soho published the Slough House novels in the United States, and John Murray started republishing the series in the UK from 2015.
In 2003, he published his first novel, Down Cemetery Road. It was the first volume in a series about Zoë Boehm, an Oxford private detective.
His short stories are regularly published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and are collected in the book, All the Livelong Day, published in 2013.