History as Mystery at Something Wicked 2017

Once I read Philip Kerr’s Berlin Noir I became a historical crime fiction junkie. The work of Michael Russell, Joe Joyce and Andrew Hughes is as good as it gets in this field and they’re appearing together at Something Wicked’s History as Mystery panel on October 28th in Malahide Parish Centre. For tickets go to www.somethingwicked.eu


Slow Horses by Mick Herron

64Dark, grimy, snide, and sleazy, Mick Herron’s often hilarious portrait of the down-at-heel black sheep of MI6 is easily the best take on spy fiction this century.  If you come across any reviewer who is lazy enough to trot out the usual “reminiscent of Le Carre” rubbish make sure you wallop them across the back of the head with the Sunday edition of the New York Times.