A Murder Of Quality by John Le Carré

A Murder Of Quality

byJohn Le Carré

Paperback | August 27, 2013

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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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John le Carré was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; and Smiley’s People. His recent novels include The Constant Gardener, Absolute Friends, The Mission Song, ...
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Title:A Murder Of QualityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.22 × 5.25 × 0.46 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143189875

ISBN - 13:9780143189879

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"Vastly entertaining." - Sunday Telegraph

"[Le Carré] is one of our great writers of moral ambiguity, a tireless explorer of that darkly contradictory no-man's land." - Tim Rutten, Lost Angeles Times