A Murder of Quality: A George Smiley Novel
From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.
"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.
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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
The Thursday Feeling
The Night of the Murder
Town and Gown
Holly for the Devil
King Arthurs Church
Flowers for Stella
A Coat to Keep Her Warm
The Journey Home
The Quality of Mercy
The Road to Fielding
A Taste for Music
The Dross of the River