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.
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.