The Crime Writers’ Association

Gold Dagger 2024


Mick Herron

The Secret Hours

Published by: Baskerville (John Murray)

Judges’ Comments
As a moribund board of inquiry sitting in an anonymous abandoned office tries to pry evidence of historic wrongdoing out of the security service, the awful truth about the buried pasts of some familiar (though cleverly disguised) characters floats to the surface. Hilarious, gripping and moving, The Secret Hours finds Herron giving another masterclass in thriller writing.

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