Smoke and Whispers

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Product Details
Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Soho Crime
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.5 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781616955854

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About the Author
Mick Herron is a British novelist and short story writer who was born in Newcastle and studied English at Oxford. He is the author of six books in the Slough House series (Slow Horses, Dead Lions, Real Tigers, Spook Street, London Rules, and the novella The List) and four Oxford mysteries (Down Cemetery Road, The Last Voice You Hear, Why We Die, and Smoke and Whispers), as well as the standalone novels Reconstruction, Nobody Walks and This Is What Happened. His work has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller, and the Ellery Queen Readers Award, and been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, Shamus, and Theakstons Novel of the Year Awards. He currently lives in Oxford and writes full-time.
Reviews
Praise for Smoke and Whispers

"You can always tell when a pro is clicking on all cylinders. Smoke and Whispers, Mick Herron's fifth novel, crackles from the start . . . Atmospheric, full of surprises, with some pools of seductive prose."
--ForeWord Reviews

"In this assured mystery from British author Herron . . . does a nice job of planting red herrings and making [Sarah Tucker's] amateur sleuthing plausible."
--Publishers Weekly

"Smoke and Whispers is an electrifying story that doesn't let up from start to finish . . . A most original, satisfying suspense thriller."
--Mysterious Reviews

"Always interesting and entertaining . . . Anyone who starts the Zoë 'tetralogy' will be rewarded by continuing with the series."
--International Noir Fiction

Praise for Mick Herron

"Mick Herron never tells a suspense story in the expected way."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Stylish and engaging."
--The Washington Post

"Good characterization, dialogue and well-paced narrative make this confident first novel frighteningly plausible."
--Daily Telegraph

"Masterful . . . How Herron is able to tie all these events together will test the sleuthing ability of even the most savvy readers as one surprise engenders another. The intricate plot, coupled with Herron's breezy writing style . . . results in superior entertainment that makes most other novels of suspense appear dull and slow-witted by comparison."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review