- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Sceptre (14 May 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0340993731
- ISBN-13: 978-0340993736
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 19.8 x 1.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 698,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Beautifully intelligent, satiric and witty' (Daily Telegraph )
'Vastly entertaining' (Sunday Telegraph)
'For my money, le Carré is the equal of any novelist now writing in English' (Guardian)
'Beautifully intelligent, satiric and witty.' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Vastly entertaining.' (The Sunday Telegraph)
'For my money, le Carré is the equal of any novelist now writing in English.' (The Guardian) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Top Customer Reviews
George Smiley is your main Character and its set in an English School
It is well written
Characters are well developed
The story lines intermingles with other asides very well
Not the best La Carre book but definitely worth a read if this is your genre
During the relatively short time between purchase and his passing, he'd regularly ask for one the purchased audio books to be played, whether it be through his hi-fi, or his personal CD player, so I can only assume he enjoyed them.
Not a spy story for those expecting such.
Much in the Poirot. Lord Peter Wimsey style
Worth a read
A book that you could say was of it's time but not yet dated
Superb as ever,
Most Recent Customer Reviews
'A Murder of Quality' is the second in the George Smiley series and is a straightforward murder mystery set in a private boy’s school which makes it an anomaly given the other... Read morePublished 2 months ago by nigeyb
John le Carré's early novels were slimmer and pithier than his later works, and "came out at the disreputably brisk rate of one a year", to borrow Clive James's... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jeremy Walton
This book sees George Smiley in a setting that's more 'Miss Marple' that grand Cold War spy stratagem, but despite it's no less a page turner for all that.Published 3 months ago by feline1
A good read. le Carre really lets the reader know what he thinks of certain upper class types.Published 3 months ago by Technophobic
A very interesting story that will keep you gripped 'til the end. Fascinating to see the authors own public school experience seeping into the plot.Published 5 months ago by JAMES LINDLEY-DAWE
It's a good enough read, but it works best as an indictment of 60s public schools. As a mystery / thriller it's not as seamless and rewarding as Russia House, Call for the Dead or... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jl Renals