A Murder Of Quality by John Le CarréA 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.

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

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143189875

ISBN - 13:9780143189879

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from GOOD THIS IS A GOOD STORY THAT DELVES INTO THE EARLY BACKGROUND OF JOHN LE CARRE'S CHARACTER GEORGE SMILEY. THE STORY IS ESSENTIALLY A MURDER MYSTERY TAKING PLACE AT A PRIVATE SCHOOL AND GEORGE SMILEY IS CALLED IN BY A FRIEND TO HELP SOLVE IT. READS WELL BUT WOULD HAVE LIKE IT TO BE LONGER.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great reads but wrong order After reading and really enjoying The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, I wanted to read Le Carre's two earlier novels. They are both very enoyable reads but for some reason this collection of them has them in the wrong order. Call For The Dead is his first book and should be read first but it appears second. It doesn't make a big difference and I happened to know this bfore I bought it but having to scroll half of the book to get to the correct starting spot as rather annoying. Still a good value and the books are excellent but the order they appear here is strange and a bit frustrating.
Date published: 2015-08-28

Editorial Reviews

"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