Recommended Read: Real Tigers by Mick Herron.

Recommended Read: Real Tigers by Mick Herron.

Real Tigers is the third of Mick Herron’s novels set in Slough House – a kind of Government care home for the secret service’s dispossessed. Its waifs and strays, and oddballs.

Jackson Lamb is the man in charge of Slough House and he is a great creation being both larger-than-life and down-to-earth. But his essential right-hand is the super smart Catherine Standish who is kidnapped at the start of the book.

What follows is sharp twists and turns, acidic one-liners, brilliant social commentary, pitch-black humour and the beautiful prose that anyone who has read the previous Slough House books would expect. If anything, Real Tigers is even better than the previous two novels, both of which were fantastic.  So, as they sort of say on Amazon: ‘ If you love Mick Herron you will really love Real Tigers.’ Or something like that. Very highly recommended.