A Murder of Quality

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 29, 2002 - Fiction - 160 pages
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John le Carré's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international esionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him -- and his hero, British secret Service Agent George Smiley -- unprecedented worldwide acclaim.

George Smiley was simply doing a favor for Miss Ailsa Brimley, and old friend and editor of a small newspaper. Miss Brimley had received a letter from a worried reader: "I'm not mad. And I know my husbad is trying to kill me." But the letter had arrived too late: it's scribe, the wife of an assistant master at the distinguished Carne School, was already dead.

So George Smiley went to Carne to listen, ask questions, and think. And to uncover, layer by layer, the complex network of skeletons and hatreds that comprised that little English institution.

 

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Great murder mystery. Following George is helping an old war time corespondent solve a murder in her hometown. You won't whodoneit till the very end! Read full review

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To honor le Carr's 45th anniversary, Walker is reissuing these first two George Smiley mysteries (he debuted with Call ) in affordable hardcovers. Grab 'em. Read full review

Contents

Black Candles
1
The Thursday Feeling
10
The Night of the Murder
20
Town and Gown
32
Cat and Dog
40
Holly for the Devil
53
King Arthurs Church
60
Flowers for Stella
66
Uncomfortable Words
94
The Journey Home
100
The Quality of Mercy
102
The Road to Fielding
109
A Taste for Music
114
Rabbit Run
122
After the Ball
127
Disposal of a Legend
129

The Mourners
72
Little Women
80
A Coat to Keep Her Warm
90
The Dross of the River
139
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John le Carré was born in 1931 and lives in Cornwall, England. His eighteen novels have been translated into thirty-seven languages and include The Little Drummer Girl, A Perfect Spy, The Russia House, Single & Single, and his most recent book, The Constant Gardner, all available from Pocket Books.

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