A Murder of Quality A Murder of Quality

A Murder of Quality

A George Smiley Novel

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Publisher Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. 

"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.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2012
October 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
176
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Scott's take on things ,

A Detour for le Carre

A Murder of Quality is an engrossing who-done-it mystery, beautifully written, as we’d expect from le Carre. But it’s a very different book from the author’s espionage novels. The setting is a suffocating English boarding school, as engrossing to read about as is the unraveling of the murder itself.

Gregg Hartley ,

A Murder of Quality

I own and have read...sometimes re-read virtually all Le Carre's works but I had missed this one. Picked it up via iBook. Extremely good read. As early work it demonstrates all the strong unique chara this tics of his writing style that he perfects over his career. This book has a few weak spots as he is developing his skill. Wonderful characters and cultural depth

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