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Oct 02, 2012
| ISBN 9780143122586
Oct 02, 2012
| ISBN 9781101603765
Sep 27, 2012
| 282 Minutes
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Oct 02, 2012 | ISBN 9780143122586
Oct 02, 2012 | ISBN 9781101603765
Sep 27, 2012 | ISBN 9781101575758
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.
“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.
JOHN LE CARRÉ was born in 1931. For six decades he wrote novels that came to define our age. The son of a confidence trickster, he spent his childhood between boarding school and the London underworld. At sixteen he found… More about John le Carré
“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
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