A Murder of Quality: A George Smiley Novel

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Penguin, Oct 2, 2012 - Fiction - 176 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, SpyOur Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le Carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies, is now available.

"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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User Review  - bevok - LibraryThing

Another well read audio book from Michael Jayston. A more 'pure' murder mystery than its predecessor, A Murder of Quality is a simple, sometimes plodding story that reveals little about Smiley. After ... Read full review

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User Review  - Crazymamie - LibraryThing

This is a very good little mystery, and the second entry in the George Smiley series. What makes it slightly disappointing is that there is no espionage involved, and of course, that's what we want ... Read full review


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The Thursday Feeling
The Night of the Murder
Town and Gown
Cat and
Holly for the Devil
King Arthurs Church
Flowers for Stella
A Coat to Keep Her Warm
Uncomfortable Words
The Journey Home
The Quality of Mercy
The Road to Fielding
A Taste for Music
The Dross of the River

The Mourners
Little Women

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About the author (2012)

New York Times bestselling author John le Carré (A Delicate Truth and Spy Who Came in from the Cold) was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For the last fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

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