All 21 John le Carré novels (1961 - 2008) In Order

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Call for the Dead
1.  Call for the Dead by John Le Carré
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  "(1961) Smiley #1 - British Secret Service Agent George Smiley had liked Samuel Fennan, and now Fennan was dead from apparent suicide. But why? Fennan had been suspected of Communist Party activities"
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A Murder of Quality
2.  A Murder of Quality by John Le Carré
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  "(1962) Smiley #2 - Smiley went to Carne private school to listen, ask questions, and think. And to uncover, layer by layer, the complex network of skeletons and hatreds that lay behind the facade"
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
3.  The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré
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  "(1963) Smiley #3 - The story of a perilous assignment for the agent who wants to desperately end his career of espionage - to come in from the cold. "The best spy novel ever written""
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The Looking Glass War
4.  The Looking Glass War by John Le Carré
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  "(1965) Smiley #4 - Uncertain evidence suggests Soviet missiles being put in place close to the German border, while vital film has gone missing and a courier is dead"
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A Small Town in Germany (Coronet Books)
5.  A Small Town in Germany (Coronet Books) by John Le Carré
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  "(1968) Alan Turner, London's security officer, is sent to Bonn to find a missing man and files as Germany's past, present, and future threaten to collide in a nightmare of violence"
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The Naive and Sentimental Lover
6.  The Naive and Sentimental Lover by John Le Carré
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  "(1971) A tale about the friendship between a businessman and a couple he meets one day when looking for a house in the country. The couple are more than eccentric and have a strong influence on Aldo"
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Coronet Books)
7.  Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Coronet Books) by John Le Carré
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  "(1974) Smiley #5 - A mole, implanted decades ago by Moscow Centre, has burrowed his way into the highest echelons of British Intelligence. Smiley is assigned to identify and terminate him"
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The Honourable Schoolboy
8.  The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carré
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  "(1977) Smiley #6 - George Smiley has become chief of the battered British Secret Service. The betrayals of a Soviet double agent have riddled the spy network. Smiley wants revenge"
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Smiley's People
9.  Smiley's People by John Le Carré
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  "(1979) Smiley #7 - The phone call that dragged George Smiley, once acting Chief of the Circus, from his bed, was a plea to return to active service. But only to bury the case, not to solve it"
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The Little Drummer Girl
10.  The Little Drummer Girl by John Le Carré
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  "(1983) Lured by Israeli intelligence into the world of espionage, Charlie, a young actress, is plunged into a deceptive and delicate trap to ensnare an elusive Palestinian terrorist"
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A Perfect Spy
11.  A Perfect Spy by John Le Carré
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  "(1986) Magnus Pym, ranking diplomat, has vanished, believed defected. The chase is on: for a missing husband, a devoted father, and a secret agent. Pym's life is entirely made up of secrets"
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The Russia House
12.  The Russia House by John Le Carré
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  "(1989) British Intelligence recruits a derelict, saxophone-playing publisher who visits the Moscow Book Fair and stumbles across the hottest Soviet defence secrets in years"
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The Secret Pilgrim
13.  The Secret Pilgrim by John Le Carré
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  "(1991) Smiley #8 - The Berlin Wall & Iron Curtain swept aside. The Secret Pilgrim is Ned, a decent, loyal soldier of the Cold War, who has been in British Intelligence' the Circus' all his life"
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The Night Manager
14.  The Night Manager by John Le Carré
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  "(1993) Jonathan is the orphan son of a hero soldier and a veteran of secret operations in South Armagh. Disenchanted by the army and his marriage, he works for the Palace Hotel, Zurich."
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Our Game
15.  Our Game by John Le Carré
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  "(1995) Tim Cranmer, retired secret servant and Larry Pettifer, bored radical don and philanderer, have an unresolved rivalry that dates back decades. They follow each other to Moscow & Southern Russia"
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The Tailor of Panama
16.  The Tailor of Panama by John Le Carré
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  "(1996) Effortlessly expands the borders of the spy novel to bring readers an exuberant, tense, heartbreaking and provoking entertainment straight out of the pages of tomorrow's history"
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Single and Single
17.  Single and Single by John Le Carré
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  "(1999) A corporate lawyer is shot dead in Turkey. A children's entertainer in Devon is hauled to his bank late at night to explain a monumental influx in cash. A London financier disappears."
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The Constant Gardener
18.  The Constant Gardener by John Le Carré
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  "(2000) Justin Quayle, amateur gardener and ineffectual bureaucrat, seemingly oblivious to his wife's cause, discovers his own resources and the courage of the woman he barely had time to love"
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Absolute Friends
19.  Absolute Friends by John Le Carré
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  "(2003) Ted and Sasha meet as students in West Berlin in the late 60s, then again in the grimy looking-glass of Cold War espionage and, most terribly, in the modern world of terror"
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The Mission Song
20.  The Mission Song by John Le Carré
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  "(2006) Bruno thinks he is helping Britain bring peace to a bloody corner of Central Africa. But then he begins to hear things not intended for his ears..."
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A Most Wanted Man
21.  A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carré
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  "(2008) Annabel, Issa and Brue form an unlikely alliance - and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the "War on Terror," the rival spies converge upon the innocent"
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