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Mick Herron is shortlisted for the British Book Awards for The Secret Hours

The Secret Hours by Mick Herron has been shortlisted in the crime and thriller category at The British Book Awards 2024! Mick is one of five authors, including Richard Osman and Robert Galbraith, to be shortlisted in the category. The Secret Hours, which was published in 2023 and became an instant Sunday Times Bestseller, was deservedly acclaimed by critics and readers alike upon publication, and has been ever since. A gripping standalone thriller, it is the perfect entry-point to Mick Herron’s writing, while also providing a delight for existing Slough House fans.

The annual British Book Awards are described as ‘a celebration of books and all who make them’. They honour some of the most beloved and best-selling books of the year, as well as those individuals behind the scenes who bring them to readers, and we are thrilled to see The Secret Hours on this year’s shortlist. The editor of The Bookseller Philip Jones said of the shortlist: ‘Readers were the real winners this year, with titles which demonstrated the remarkable virtuosity of the book business.’

The ceremony to announce the winners will take place on 13th May 2024. See the full shortlists here.