A Murder of Quality: A George Smiley Novel [NOOK Book]

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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy



"Fielding and Jebedee were dead, Steed-Asprey vanished. Smiley—where was he?"



John le Carré's second ...
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A Murder of Quality: A George Smiley Novel

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Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy



"Fielding and Jebedee were dead, Steed-Asprey vanished. Smiley—where was he?"



John le Carré's second novel, A Murder of Quality, offers an exquisite, satirical look at an elite private school as it chronicles the early development of George Smiley.


Miss Ailsa Brimley is in a quandary. She's received a peculiar letter from Mrs. Stella Rode, saying that she fears her husband—an assistant master at Carne School—is trying to kill her. Reluctant to go to the police, Miss Brimley calls upon her old wartime colleague, George Smiley. Unfortunately, it's too late. Mrs. Rode has just been murdered. As Smiley takes up the investigation, he realizes that in life—as in espionage—nothing is quite what it appears.



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Editorial Reviews

Tim Rutten

“[Le Carré] is one of our great writers of moral ambiguity, a tireless explorer of that darkly contradictory no-man’s land.”
The Observer (UK)

"Beautifully intelligent, satiric, and witty."
The Sunday Telegraph (UK)

"Vastly entertaining."
Sunday Telegraph (UK)

"Vastly entertaining."

Newsweek

"Le Carré is simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster."
Observer (UK)

"Beautifully intelligent, satiric and witty."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101603765
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 82,327
  • File size: 316 KB

Meet the Author



New York Times bestselling author John le Carré (A Delicate Truth and Spy Who Came in from the Cold) was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    Good read

    Bought it because it featured George Smiley. Different from the Karla Trilogy in this isn't a spy thriller, but Smiley uses the same deductive techniques to solve the mystery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    True to Le Carre' form. Mysterious, exciting, surprising and excellent detail. I have read nearly all his books and this is among his best. I have never been disappointed in his writings and look gorward to the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    A Book worth Reading

    The book is a good read.Once again in the world of George Smiley, John le Carre brings us to world surrounded murder, deceit, and the prejudices between social classes.A good character of what a person can do regardless regardless of the consequences.

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  • Posted August 24, 2013

    I'm re-reading all of Le Carre's works, this time on my NOOK ins

    I'm re-reading all of Le Carre's works, this time on my NOOK instead of the paper version.  I had almost forgotten this particular novel, which is more of a detective mystery than a spy novel.  It really develops the Smiley character and it's superb--worth a read if you haven't already, worth a re-read if, like me, you'redoing a retrospective for whatever reason.

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    Posted August 13, 2013

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