The Red Ribbon
An Irregular Spy Thriller
By H.B. Lyle
Read by Gareth Armstrong
The follow-up to the acclaimed The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy and the second book in 'a great new series' (Mick Herron, author of Spook Street)
Praise for The Irregular
'H.B. Lyle has found the golden thread between Bond and Holmes' Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland
'Impressive period detail and sharp dialogue add charm to the strong plot' Daily Mail
'A thrilling story of espionage, murder and the creation of the Secret Service' Charles Cumming, author of A Colder War
The thrilling follow up to The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy, featuring Wiggins - an ex-soldier who was trained as a child by Sherlock Holmes.
Now an agent of the newly-formed Secret Service, Wiggins is still determined to track down Peter the Painter, the murderer of his friend Bill. Meanwhile Captain Kell is under pressure to identify who is leaking vital information from the government and his wife Constance is getting dangerously close to the more militant faction of suffragettes.
When Wiggins traces one of the old Baker Street Irregulars gang to a mysterious club in Belgravia, the action follows thick and fast in another brilliantly compelling novel of betrayal and suspense.
(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
H.B. Lyle lives in South London with his partner and their twin daughters. After a career in
feature film development, he took an MA in creative writing, followed by a PhD, at the University of
East Anglia, an experience which led to the creation of The Irregular. He also writes screenplays
and teaches undergraduates.
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- Publication date:
23 Aug 2018
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Hodder & Stoughton
Clever and witty. Readers will hope to see plenty more of Wiggins — Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy — -
A thrilling story of espionage, murder and the creation of the Secret Service — Charles Cumming, author of A Colder War
A flavoursome smorgasbord that features not only Holmes but also Winston Churchill, this is irresistible stuff
— Barry Forshaw, Guardian
A fine first entry in what promises to be a great new series. Wiggins is a captivating hero, and Lyle draws his Edwardian backstreets in convincing colour. The game is most definitely afoot. — Mick Herron, author of Slow Horses
A good deal of excitement and some enjoyable riffing on both the history of espionage and the Conan Doyle canon, with cameos of everybody from Winston Churchill to Mr Holmes himself... the book is a treat
— Sunday Express
Impressive period detail and sharp dialogue add charm to the strong plot — Daily Mail
H.B. Lyle has found the golden thread between Bond and Holmes in a thriller which engages on every page — Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland