Call For The Dead by John Le CarréCall For The Dead by John Le Carré

Call For The Dead

byJohn Le Carré

Paperback | July 27, 2010

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A Murder of Quality

There has been a murder at one of England's leading public schools – a murder forecast by the victim. As a favour to an old friend , George Smiley pays a visit to Carne School to listen, to ask, and to uncover, layer by layer, the complex network of skeletons and hatreds that comprise that fine English institution.

Call for the Dead

Samuel Fennan, a Foreign Office man, was under investigation for Communist activities, until Smiley dismissed the allegations. When Fennan is found dead the day after he’s been cleared, with a note by his body saying he can't go on with his career in ruins, Smiley is puzzled...

A deeper investigation uncovers a spy ring and Smiley is led into a lethal duel of wits with the best of his war-time pupils.

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, ...
Title:Call For The DeadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.21 × 5.23 × 0.79 inPublished:July 27, 2010Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143171399

ISBN - 13:9780143171393

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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

"Let me be specific: I think the man deserves the Nobel." - The Globe and Mail“As the greatest spy novelist of our times John le Carré has always used as the bedrock of his craft the strange ways people are bound to each other.” - Calgary Sun“In a world where villains can bleed tragedy and heroes may not be so heroic, le Carré is still our keenest arbiter.” - Winnipeg Free Press“No other contemporary novelist has more durably enjoyed the twin badges of being both well read and well regarded.” - Scott Turow“Le Carré, always an intriguing blend of patrician and populist, gives voice to all our contempt for hot-money deals.” - Independent (UK)“I would suggest immortality for John le Carré…. May he write forever!” - Chicago Tribune“A literary master for a generation.” - Observer (UK)"Le Carré is more than just a great storyteller—he captures the Zeitgeist itself." - Tom Wolfe"Le Carré is simply the world’s greatest fictional spymaster.” - Newsweek"He is one of the half-dozen best novelists now working in English." - The Chicago Sun-Times"No other contemporary novelist has more durably enjoyed the twin badges of being both well-read and well-regarded." - Scott Turow"For my money, le Carré is the equal of any novelist now writing in English." - Guardian (UK)"Le Carré is one of the best novelists—of any kind—we have." - Vanity Fair"[A Murder of Quality is a] beautifully intelligent, satiric and witty story." - Daily Telegraph (UK)"[Call For The Dead is] intelligent, thrilling, surprising ...makes most cloak-and-dagger stuff taste of cardboard." - Sunday Telegraph (UK)