The road to hell is paved with all sorts of intentions, as Oxford private investigator Zoe Boehm discovers when a straightforward jewellery store robbery turns out to be anything but
'Herron is a stylish writer with a mordant sensibility and a deadly wit. He's also a tricky plotter' New York Times Book Review
When Zoe Boehm agrees to track down the gang who knocked over Sweeney's jewellery shop, she's just hoping to break even in time for tax season. She certainly doesn't expect to wind up in a coffin. But she's about to become entangled with a strange collection of characters, starting with suicidal Tim Whitby, who's dedicating what's left of his life to protecting the pretty, battered Katrina Blake from her late husband's sociopathic brothers, Arkle and Trent.
Unfortunately for Zoe, Arkle has a crossbow, Tim has nothing left to lose, and even Katrina has her secrets. And death, like taxes, can't be avoided forever.
Tough, bright and highly promising - Chicago Tribune
Stylish and engaging - Washington Post
Frighteningly plausible - Sunday Telegraph
Mick Herron's seven Slough House novels have been shortlisted for eight CWA Daggers, winning twice, and shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year three times. The first, Slow Horses, was picked as one of the best twenty spy novels of all time by the Daily Telegraph, while the most recent, Slough House, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. He is also the author of the acclaimed Zoe Boehm detective series, and standalone novels including Reconstruction and This is What Happened.
Mick Herron was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford.