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A Murder of Quality by John le Carré
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May 26, 2012

really liked it
Read from May 26 to 28, 2012

The second Le Carré novel was another gem. I found it equally compelling as the first, yet entirely different. Gone are the super-secret spies, but in their place is a world of secrecy built by the people that make it up. It’s another very quick read, not a wasted word, something that lends itself to the buildup of suspense. I found myself continually wondering who committed the murder at the center of this story. Not only who, but why. The characters in this story were shadowed by their world. I assume the truth behind it all. Immediately, I trusted Ailsa Brimley (and of course, Smiley) and questioned just about everyone else. Even when I thought I had it all figured out, the story turned. The last 50 pages breeze by with new developments that continually surprised me or, even if they didn’t surprise, left me satisfied my assumptions were correct.


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