'Vastly entertaining'Sunday Telegraph
Stella Rode has written two letters to the Christian Voice's problem column: the first was a tip for preparing pastry; the second declares that her husband may be planning to kill her. And by the time George Smiley is handed the second letter, Stella is already dead. Travelling to the old, cloistered institution of Carne School, Smiley discovers that neither the very respectable people of the school nor the murder are as straightforward as they appear.
A Murder of Quality is an ingenious mystery - with all of le Carre's unmatched skill for deft plotting - and a wry, intelligent commentary on class warfare of a particularly bloody kind.
Beautifully intelligent, satiric and witty - Daily Telegraph
Vastly entertaining - Sunday Telegraph
For my money, le Carre is the equal of any novelist now writing in English - Guardian
John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, secured him a wide reputation which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY and SMILEY'S PEOPLE. His other novels include THE CONSTANT GARDENER, A MOST WANTED MAN and OUR KIND OF TRAITOR.