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A Murder of Quality, John LeCarré (Penguin Books, 1962 {Penguin Audio: Narrator: Michael Jayston)

A Murder of Quality, John LeCarré’s second book, serves as a more-or-less pedestrian murder mystery albeit with George Smiley. There is no spying, but rather a bit of amateur sleuthing. If you like mysteries, this is a fine read, but if not, give this book a pass. For a full review, go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy, John LeCarré (Alfred A. Knopf, 1974)

The best, most realistic espionage novel ever written, bar none. Far from the action thrillers spy story, this is a tense and gripping mystery. For those of you who have never heard of it, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy follows the search for a mole inside of British Intelligence. (for more, go to https://sophyanempire.wordpress.com/) Continue reading

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