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A Murder of Quality : George Smiley: Book 2 - John le Carré

A Murder of Quality

George Smiley: Book 2

By: John le Carré

eBook | 26 May 2011

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Le Carré's ingenious mysery, featuring his most famous recurring character, George Smiley.

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 is asked by an old Service friend to investigate. Smiley knows that Stella feared her husband would murder her, but as he probes further beneath Carne's respectable veneer, he uncovers far more than a simple crime of passion.

In his second 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.

The second George Smiley Novel

About the Author

John le Carre 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 more than fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.
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"Beautifully elegant, satiric and witty"

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