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  • Published: 20 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241337127
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $29.99

A Murder of Quality

The Smiley Collection




A hardback series for le Carré collectors.

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.

  • Published: 20 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241337127
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

John le Carre

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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