A Murder of Quality

A Murder of Quality


  • Release: 2013-10-22
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 9780143191193
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John le Carré’s second novel, A Murder of Quality, offers an exquisite, satirical look at an elite private school as it chronicles the early development of George Smiley. Miss Ailsa Brimley is in a quandary. She’s received a peculiar letter from Mrs. Stella Rode saying that she fears her husband—an assistant master at Carne School—is trying to kill her. Reluctant to go to the police, Miss Brimley calls upon her old wartime colleague, George Smiley. Unfortunately, it’s too late—Mrs. Rode has just been murdered. As Smiley takes up the investigation, he realizes that in life—as in espionage—nothing is quite what it appears.

A Murder of Quality

A Murder of Quality


  • Release: 2002-01-29
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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  • File: PDF, 160 page
  • ISBN: 9780743431682
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Now retired from the British Secret Service, former spy George Smiley agrees to do a favor for an old friend and investigates the mysterious demise of the wife of an assistant master at the distinguished Carne School. But Smiley gets more than he bargains for and is plunged headlong into a labyrinth of skeletons and hatreds.

A Murder of Quality

A Murder of Quality


  • Release: 2012-10-02
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 9781101603765
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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. "Fielding and Jebedee were dead, Steed-Asprey vanished. Smiley—where was he?" John le Carré's second novel, A Murder of Quality, offers an exquisite, satirical look at an elite private school as it chronicles the early development of George Smiley. Miss Ailsa Brimley is in a quandary. She's received a peculiar letter from Mrs. Stella Rode, saying that she fears her husband—an assistant master at Carne School—is trying to kill her. Reluctant to go to the police, Miss Brimley calls upon her old wartime colleague, George Smiley. Unfortunately, it's too late. Mrs. Rode has just been murdered. As Smiley takes up the investigation, he realizes that in life—as in espionage—nothing is quite what it appears.

Call for the Dead

Call for the Dead


  • Release: 2013-10-22
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 9780143191186
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George Smiley is no one’s idea of a spy—which is perhaps why he’s such a natural. But Smiley apparently made a mistake. After a routine security interview, he concluded that the affable Samuel Fennan had nothing to hide. Why, then, did the man from the Foreign Office shoot himself in the head only hours later? Or did he? The heart-stopping tale of intrigue that launched both novelist and spy, Call for the Dead is an essential introduction to le Carré’s chillingly amoral universe. amoral universe.

A Small Town in Germany

A Small Town in Germany


  • Release: 2013-03-05
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9781101603048
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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. "Haven't you realized that only appearances matter?" The British Embassy in Bonn is up in arms. Her Majesty's financially troubled government is seeking admission to Europe's Common Market just as anti-British factions are rising to power in Germany. Rioters are demanding reunification, and the last thing the Crown can afford is a scandal. Then Leo Harting—an embassy nobody—goes missing with a case full of confidential files. London sends Alan Turner to control the damage, but he soon realizes that neither side really wants Leo found—alive. Set against the threat of a German-Soviet alliance, John le Carré's A Small Town in Germany is a superb chronicle of Cold War paranoia and political compromise. With an introduction by the author.

The Little Drummer Girl

The Little Drummer Girl


  • Release: 2008-06-03
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
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  • File: PDF, 480 page
  • ISBN: 9780143182924
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Charlie is a promiscuous, unsuccessful English actress in her twenties. Intrigued by a handsome, solitary stranger, she finds herself lured into the “theatre of the real.” For the mysterious man is Kurtz, an embattled Israeli intelligence officer out to stop the bombing of Jews in Europe. Forced to play her most challenging role, Charlie is plunged into a deceptive and delicate trap set to ensnare an elusive Palestinian terrorist … and soon proves herself a double agent of the highest order.

Absolute Friends

Absolute Friends


  • Release: 2006-08-22
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 464 page
  • ISBN: 9780143183006
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An absolutely triumphant bestseller Absolute Friends has been hailed everywhere as the masterpiece toward which John le Carré has been building since the fall of Communism. This thrilling tale of loyalty, betrayal, and international espionage spans the lives of two friends from the riot-torn West Berlin of the 1960s to the grimy looking-glass of Cold War Europe to the present day of terrorism and uncertain new alliances alliances that aren’t always what they seem to be.

A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man


  • Release: 2014-07-22
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9780143193838
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A starved Russian Muslim boy is smuggled into Hamburg by night. He says his name is Issa. He has mysterious links. Annabel, a German civil rights lawyer desperate to save Issa from deportation, appeals to Tommy Brue, owner of a failing British bank. A triangle of impossible loves is born. Scenting a kill in the War on Terror, the spies of three nations converge upon the innocents. Peopled with unforgettable characters, A Most Wanted Man prickles with humour and tension until the last heart-stopping page. It is also a work of deep humanity and irresistible relevance to our times.

The Looking Glass War

The Looking Glass War


  • Release: 2010-07-27
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
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  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9780143182979
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A top-secret British operation is underway to uncover facts regarding Soviet missiles in Germany. The government lures a German-speaking Pole turned Englishman, Fred Leiser, back from retirement to reverse potential international upheaval. Michael Jayston accompanies the listener on a fascinating insider's tour of an international spy network and introduces the dedicated and complicated cast of characters who risk all to carry out their missions. Jayston exposes the unabashed greed of the government's motives as its members manipulate the rusty Leiser. The mission through Germany is elaborate and demanding, and Jayston's description of Leiser's dire predicament never loses momentum.

A Perfect Spy

A Perfect Spy


  • Release: 2002-12-31
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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  • File: PDF, 608 page
  • ISBN: 9780743457927
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Magnus Pym, Britain's premier spy, has vanished -- sending intelligence communities on a frenzied international manhunt. As the search plays out, so does a chain of clandestine operations surfacing in Washington, Vienna, Prague, London, and Berlin. But the most powerful drama of all comes from exploring Pym's background -- his education as a spy, and the spectacular motives and mentors who transformed him into a master of guile and deception.