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The Drop by Mick Herron

The Drop

A Slough House Novella

Mick Herron

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2 reviews

Category: Thrillers, Fiction
Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publication date: 30 Oct 2018
ISBN: 9781473678309

A Slough House novella from the 'John le Carre of our generation'

  • The SpectatorBook of the Year
5 stars out of 5
17 Nov 2018

"A wry and elegant novella about what happens to redundant spooks"

Finally, if you are a fan of Mick Herron’s wonderful Slough House spy novels, there is a Christmas treat available in the form of The Drop. A wry and elegant novella about what happens to redundant spooks.


  • The TimesBook of the Year
4 stars out of 5
Marcel Berlins
27 Nov 2018

"wonderful team of spy incompetents"

Are novellas making a comeback? If they can match the elegance of the two by Mick Herron and Deon Meyer, let’s hope so. The Drop becomes part of the growing library of the Slough House series chronicling the wonderful team of spy incompetents. A retired spook sitting in a restaurant witnesses what he’s sure is the handover of a suspicious parcel. He investigates, with consequences.