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JOE COUNTRY: An Evening with Mick Herron and Ian Rankin
June 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yes, you read correctly: we’ve got Mick Herron and Ian Rankin, two of the world’s finest crime writers, in conversation together!
Join us at the beautiful St Vincent’s Chapel for what’s set to be a thrilling discussion about Mick Herron’s new novel Joe Country, the sixth in the Jackson Lamb series. Don’t miss this chance to see two brilliant writers discuss Joe Country as well as their writing process and how they create characters readers can’t get enough of.
“Sublime dialogue, frictionless plotting” — Ian Rankin on Mick Herron’s Jackson Lamb series.
ABOUT JOE COUNTRY
In Slough House memories are stirring, all of them bad. Catherine Standish is buying booze again, Louisa Guy is raking over the ashes of lost love, and new recruit Lech Wicinski, whose sins make him outcast even among the slow horses, is determined to discover who destroyed his career, even if he tears his life apart in the process.
Meanwhile, in Regent’s Park, Diana Taverner’s tenure as First Desk is running into difficulties. If she’s going to make the Service fit for purpose, she might have to make deals with a familiar old devil… And with winter taking its grip Jackson Lamb would sooner be left brooding in peace, but even he can’t ignore the dried blood on his carpets. So when the man responsible breaks cover at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score.
This time, they’re heading into joe country. And they’re not all coming home.
ABOUT MICK HERRON
MICK HERRON’s first Jackson Lamb novel, Slow Horses, was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and picked as one of the best twenty spy novels of all time’ by the Daily Telegraph. The second, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger. The third, Real Tigers, was shortlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and both the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. The fourth, Spook Street, was shortlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and Gold Dagger and won the Steel Dagger. The fifth, London Rules was shortlisted for the Gold and Steel Daggers and picked as a Book of the Year in the national press eleven times. Mick Herron was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford.
ABOUT IAN RANKIN
Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide.Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four CWA Daggers including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America’s celebrated Edgar Award. He has also been shortlisted for the Anthony Award in the USA, won Denmark’s Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the Deutscher Krimipreis. Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Hull and the Open University.A contributor to BBC2’s Newsnight Review, he also presented his own TV series, Ian Rankin’s Evil Thoughts. Rankin is a No.1 bestseller in the UK and has received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons. http://www.ianrankin.net Twitter @Beathhigh
Mick and Ian will be in conversation in St Vincent’s Chapel: please note this event does not take place in the bookshop, and is wheelchair accessible. There will be free refreshments, and audience Q&A and book-signing as part of the talk. Don’t miss it!
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