A Murder of Quality

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A Murder of Quality (2002, Scribner)

Paperback, 160 pages

English language

Published Feb. 1, 2002 by Scribner.

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4 stars (1 review)

Le Carre's second book and the only one that is a standard mystery set in a public school, rather than a story of espionage. George Smiley is again the main character.

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4 stars

A fun George Smiley story; a classic whodunnit, not a spy story. Great writing with great characters; skewering Great British snobbery at a second rate public school. There are a couple of really nice changes of direction towards the end. I thought the mechanics of the murder plot were stretched a little thin though.


  • Mystery/Suspense
  • Fiction
  • Fiction - Espionage / Thriller
  • Espionage/Intrigue
  • Suspense
  • Fiction / Espionage