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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,113 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John le Carré Narrator: Michael Jayston Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The George Smiley Series Release Date:
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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.

John le Carré’s classic novels deftly navigate through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and they have earned him—and his hero, British secret Service Agent George Smiley—unprecedented worldwide acclaim.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Vastly entertaining.”

    Sunday Telegraph (London)

  • “Beautifully intelligent, satiric and witty.”

    Observer (London)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mitzi | 2/16/2014

    " This is one Le Carre novel that is a straight up mystery and not a spy novel. It has lots of twists and turns and no one seems to be who you think...very well written. But I have to admit I missed the mystic of the spy genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laird Bennion | 1/22/2014

    " On par with Call for the Dead - still a murder mystery rather than a spy novel. THis one has good twists in it (slightly better than its predecessor). Still, not Tinker Tailor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Conrad Toft | 1/19/2014

    " Enjoyable but not the best Smiley book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Simon Cooper | 1/19/2014

    " Such acute writing with painfully accurate observations of the class system from the top down. Murder Mystery or Crime are genres that would slot Le Carre's work into too enclosed a place, his characters, themes and sense of place and cultural backdrop are way too engaging. "

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