A Murder of Quality
Stella Rode has twice disturbed the ancient cloisters of Carne School: firstly by being the wrong sort, with her doyleys and china ducks, and secondly by being murdered. George Smiley, who has his own connection with the school, is asked by an old Service friend to investigate. As Smiley probes further beneath Carne's respectable veneer, he uncovers far more than a simple crime of passion. In his second George Smiley novel, le Carré moves outside the world of espionage to reveal the secrets at the heart of another particularly English institution. The result is a pitch-perfect murder mystery, with Smiley as master detective.
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Quality MurderUser Review - Matthew M. Paperchase - Borders
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
A Murder Of QualityUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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