A Murder of Quality

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A Murder of Quality
AuthorJohn le Carré
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesGeorge Smiley
GenreMystery novel
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Preceded byCall for the Dead 
Followed byThe Spy Who Came in from the Cold 

A Murder of Quality is the second novel by John le Carré. The main character is George Smiley. This is the only book about Smiley that is not about spying. It is a murder mystery.[1][2]

Plot summary[change | change source]

George Smiley is a retired spy. Ailsa Brimley was a spy with him during World War II. Brimley is the editor of a small Christian magazine. She tells Smiley that she got a letter from a reader, Stella Rode. Rode wrote that her husband wants to kill her. Stella Rode is murdered. Smiley travels to Carne to investigate.

On television[change | change source]

John le Carré changed the novel to make a television program for Thames Television. A Murder of Quality was shown on ITV in 1991. It stars:

References[change | change source]

  1. CRANMER, DAVID (October 29, 2014). "A Murder of Quality by John LeCarre: An Old-Fashioned Detective Mystery". criminalelement.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  2. "A Murder of Quality (George Smiley) by John le Carré". Goodreads. goodreads.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.

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