A Murder of Quality

Download or Read eBook A Murder of Quality PDF written by John le Carre and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2002-01-29 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Murder of Quality

Book Synopsis A Murder of Quality by : John le Carre

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.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 164
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780743431682
  • ISBN-13 – 0743431685

Call for the Dead

Download or Read eBook Call for the Dead PDF written by John le Carré and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-10-02 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Call for the Dead

Book Synopsis Call for the Dead by : John le Carré

The first of his peerless novels of Cold War espionage and international intrigue, Call for the Dead is also the debut of John le Carré's masterful creation George Smiley. "Go back to Whitehall and look for more spies on your drawing boards." 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.

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  • Publisher – Penguin
  • Total Pages – 182
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781101603758
  • ISBN-13 – 1101603755

A Murder in Time

Download or Read eBook A Murder in Time PDF written by Julie McElwain and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Murder in Time

Book Synopsis A Murder in Time by : Julie McElwain

When brilliant FBI agent Kendra Donovan stumbles back in time and finds herself in a 19th century English castle under threat from a vicious serial killer, she scrambles to solve the case before it takes her life—200 years before she was even born. Beautiful and brilliant, Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI. Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered, a mole in the FBI is uncovered and she herself is severely wounded. As soon as she recovers, she goes rogue and travels to England to assassinate the man responsible for the deaths of her teammates. While fleeing from an unexpected assassin herself, Kendra escapes into a stairwell that promises sanctuary but when she stumbles out again, she is in the same place - Aldrich Castle - but in a different time: 1815, to be exact. Mistaken for a lady's maid hired to help with weekend guests, Kendra is forced to quickly adapt to the time period until she can figure out how she got there; and, more importantly, how to get back home. However, after the body of a young girl is found on the extensive grounds of the county estate, she starts to feel there's some purpose to her bizarre circumstances. Stripped of her twenty-first century tools, Kendra must use her wits alone in order to unmask a cunning madman.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 320
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781681771151
  • ISBN-13 – 1681771152

Jane

Download or Read eBook Jane PDF written by Maggie Nelson and published by Catapult. This book was released on 2016-09-13 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Jane

Book Synopsis Jane by : Maggie Nelson

Part elegy, part true crime story, this memoir-in-verse from the author of the award-winning The Argonauts expands the notion of how we tell stories and what form those stories take through the story of a murdered woman and the mystery surrounding her last hours. Jane tells the spectral story of the life and death of Maggie Nelson’s aunt Jane, who was murdered in 1969 while a first-year law student at the University of Michigan. Though officially unsolved, Jane’s murder was apparently the third in a series of seven brutal rape-murders in the area between 1967 and 1969. Nelson was born a few years after Jane’s death, and the narrative is suffused with the long shadow her murder cast over both the family and her psyche. Exploring the nature of this haunting incident via a collage of poetry, prose, dream-accounts, and documentary sources, including local and national newspapers, related “true crime” books such as The Michigan Murders and Killer Among Us, and fragments from Jane’s own diaries written when she was 13 and 21, its eight sections cover Jane’s childhood and early adulthood, her murder and its investigation, the direct and diffuse effect of her death on Nelson’s girlhood and sisterhood, and a trip to Michigan Nelson took with her mother (Jane’s sister) to retrace the path of Jane’s final hours. Each piece in Jane has its own form, and the movement from each piece to the next--along with the white space that surrounds each fragment--serve as important fissures, disrupting the tabloid, “page-turner” quality of the story, and eventually returning the reader to deeper questions about girlhood, empathy, identification, and the essentially unknowable aspects of another’s life and death. Equal parts a meditation on violence (serial, sexual violence in particular), and a conversation between the living and the dead, Jane’s powerful and disturbing subject matter, combined with its innovations in genre, shows its readers what poetry is capable of--what kind of stories it can tell, and how it can tell them.

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  • Publisher – Catapult
  • Total Pages – 225
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781593766580
  • ISBN-13 – 1593766580

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Download or Read eBook Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy PDF written by John le Carre and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2002 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Book Synopsis Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by : John le Carre

George Smiley is assigned to uncover the identity of the double agent operating in the highest levels of British Intelligence.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 402
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780743457903
  • ISBN-13 – 0743457900