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A Murder of Quality | [John le Carré]

A Murder of Quality

When the wife of one of the masters is found bludgeoned to death, Smiley, out of loyalty to an old friend, agrees to look into the case. But his investigation raises a multitude of questions. Who could have hated Stella Rode enough to kill her? Why was her dog put down shortly before the murder? And what did Mad Janie see on that fatal night?To discover the truth, Smiley must lift the lid on a world of hidden passions and dangerous hatreds....
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Publisher's Summary

An unabridged reading by Michael Jayston of John le Carré’s second Smiley novel.

George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realised characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged, and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess ‘the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin’.

This novel, set in the early 1960s, sees him investigating a murder in a public school. When the wife of one of the masters is found bludgeoned to death, Smiley, out of loyalty to an old friend, agrees to look into the case. But his investigation raises a multitude of questions. Who could have hated Stella Rode enough to kill her? Why was her dog put down shortly before the murder? And what did Mad Janie see on that fatal night?

To discover the truth, Smiley must lift the lid on a world of hidden passions and dangerous hatreds....

©1962 David Cornwell (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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