John le Carré

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A Murder of Quality

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Fiction
UK Hodder and Stoughton
1962

George Smiley was simply doing a favour for an old friend. Miss Brimley had received a letter from a worried woman reader: ‘I’m not mad. And I know my husband is trying to kill me.’

The writer of the letter was one Stella Rode, wife to an assistant master at Carne School, Dorset, and by the time it arrived, she was dead.

Smiley went there to listen, take sherry, ask questions and think. And thus uncover, layer upon layer, the complexities, skeletons and hatreds that comprised this little English institution.

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Beautifully intelligent, satiric and witty
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Vastly entertaining
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For my money, le Carré is the equal of any novelist now writing in English
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