A Murder of Quality – 1st by John Le Carre. First edition (1962). First impression. Medium format hardback in near fine condition. Flat signed by John le Carre to title page. Pages are clean, binding is firm, no internal markings. The jacket has some very minor wear, now in removable protective sleeve. Please see picturees. Any questions please get in touch.
About A Murder of Quality
A Murder of Quality is the second novel by John le Carré, published in 1962. It features George Smiley, the most famous of le Carré’s recurring characters, in his only book set outside the espionage community.
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John le Carré’s classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him — and his hero, British secret Service Agent George Smiley — unprecedented worldwide acclaim.
George Smiley was simply doing a favor for Miss Ailsa Brimley, and old friend and editor of a small newspaper. Miss Brimley had received a letter from a worried reader: « I’m not mad. And I know my husbad is trying to kill me. » But the letter had arrived too late: its scribe, the wife of an assistant master at the distinguished Carne School, was already dead.
So George Smiley went to Carne to listen, ask questions, and think. And to uncover, layer by layer, the complex network of skeletons and hatreds that comprised that little English institution.
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