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A Murder of Quality by John Le Carre
  

A Murder of Quality

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Synopsis

A Murder of Quality by John Le Carre

Carne School, one of the old English public schools, will not tolerate behaviour that endangers the intensely studious and quietly competitive life of its masters and boys. So when Stella Rode, the unpopular wife of an instructor, is murdered the school is shocked to its core. But more trouble is on the way.George Smiley, assisting a former Secret Service colleague who corresponded with the murdered woman, arrives at Carne. He carries a letter from Stella Rode claiming that her husband wanted to kill her. He has also come to ask questions and listen to answers. Little by little Smiley begins to uncover the secrets and hatreds that lie within the college cloisters. But while the school seeks to blame outsiders, Smiley is convinced that the murderer resides within its hallowed halls . . .

Reviews

Vastly entertaining * Sunday Telegraph * Beautifully intelligent, satiric and witty * Daily Telegraph *


About the Author

John Le Carre

John le Carré 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. His works include The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Smiley's People; The Little Drummer Girl; A Perfect Spy; The Russia House; and Absolute Friends.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2011

Author

John Le Carre

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Author's Website

www.johnlecarre.com/

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780241962183

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