A Murder of Quality

A Murder of Quality : A George Smiley Novel

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carre's new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available. "Fielding and Jebedee were dead, Steed-Asprey vanished. Smiley--where was he?" John le Carre'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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Product details

  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 7.62mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Books
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143122584
  • 9780143122586
  • 300,972

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"Le Carre is simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster."--Newsweek
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About John Le Carré

New York Times bestselling author John le Carre (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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