Mick Herron photographed at his home in Oxford. Mick Herron is a British mystery and thriller novelist, winner of the Crime Writers' Association 2013 Gold Dagger award for Dead Lions. 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.
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.
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.