[[ Free E-pub ]] ⇯ Un delitto di classe ☆ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free

A dog that had not bitten the postman a devil that rode upon the wind a woman who knew that she would die a little, worried man in an overcoat standing in the snow outside his hotel, and the laborious chime of the Abbey clock telling him to go to bed In this second book in the George Smiley series, Miss Brimley calls him because she is concerned about a letter she received for the small publication, The Christian Voice where a woman named Stella Glaston Rode writes that she fears her huA dog that had not bitten the postman a devil that rode upon the wind a woman who knew that she would die a little, worried man in an overcoat standing in the snow outside his hotel, and the laborious chime of the Abbey clock telling him to go to bed In this second book in the George Smiley series, Miss Brimley calls him because she is concerned about a letter she received for the small publication, The Christian Voice where a woman named Stella Glaston Rode writes that she fears her husband is going to kill her Ailsa Brimley used to work with George Smiley years before and she wanted him to check into this before going to the police One phone call and George discovers that the murder has already been committed Even though it takes place in Carne, where his ex wife grew up and where her family still live, he feels compelled to go and is urged to do so by Ailsa Brimley.Thus begins A Murder of Quality and the story grips you and carries you along through to the end It is centered on a boy s school and brings with it many different characters, plus spouses, plus boys in the school, plus extras John Le Carr is truly a master of his craft As I mentioned, this is his second book and it was published in 1962 This novel is so polished, professional, and gripping, it kept me up until the wee hours to find out not only who committed the crime, but why And the author delivers When I say professional, I don t mean it is stuffy or formulaic in any way It means instead that the pacing is perfect, the story is absorbing, and the quality of the writing is exceptional It s very hard to believe that his first book had only been written the year before My respect has expanded accordingly.It is a pleasure to recommend this book, and I am delighted that I still have 7in this series to look forward to [[ Free E-pub ]] ↶ Un delitto di classe ⇗ Nere sono le divise degli studenti E nere le candele che Terence Fielding, housemaster anziano di Carne School, accende sulla sua tavola Sono i simboli dell austerit e della distinzione Ma anche della morte violenta di Stella Rode Per aiutare una vecchia amica, George Smiley, ormai in pensione, accetta di indagare sul caso e scopre che, oltre le rispettabilissime apparenze, a Carne si celano rancori furibondi, invidie atroci e complicit odiose Esistono quindi troppi moventi e troppi possibili colpevoli Ma Smiley ha i suoi metodi per stanare l omicida Dai grandi intrighi internazionali al velenoso ginepraio di un college inglese, Smiley si trova ancora una volta solo contro il Male Alta tensione e qualit letteraria garantite dal marchio originale di John le Carr I haven t exactly rushed to read John le Carr s books, but whenever I ve gotten around to it, I m always glad I did The man can write He s not the best It s not all perfect, but it s damn good The words just flow The plots are solid The characters feel like real people, which is sometimes a knock on mystery crime writers Carr spendstime rounding out his characters than your typical who dun it writer Sometimes that means the action slows down and the intensity slackens, but that s I haven t exactly rushed to read John le Carr s books, but whenever I ve gotten around to it, I m always glad I did The man can write He s not the best It s not all perfect, but it s damn good The words just flow The plots are solid The characters feel like real people, which is sometimes a knock on mystery crime writers Carr spendstime rounding out his characters than your typical who dun it writer Sometimes that means the action slows down and the intensity slackens, but that s all right A change of pace is good A Murder of Quality goes old school Literally, this is about the students, professors and institution of an exclusive boy s prep school Think Eton Tradition and having the right stuff are of paramount importance The school has standards to maintain and by god they WILL be maintained Does that mean certain individuals, who are just too individual, need to be permanently removed like a blot might be scrubbed away Former intelligence officer George Smiley is discreetly on the scene to discover what he can Smiley is a central figure in many of Carr s books He s a likable old chap Sensible, smart and crafty, and rather unassuming No, not at all pompous You root for him to take it out of the windbag or bring the snooty character down a peg Without being overtly charming or particularly outstanding in any way, it s amazing how easily you suddenly find yourself rooting for Smiley This low key character blends into the background of this equally low key book, and yet you still pull for him from the edge of your seat by the end A Murder of Quality is another book of quality by Carr Absolutely excellent My first meeting with George Smiley and certainly an error I will be correcting in the months to come A very interesting character The whole book was a condemnation of the British class system, reinforced by the afterword by John Le Carre In it, he admits that the kernels of this story are routed in his own experience of public school and consequent post as a Junior master at Eton I recognise the dankness of those old stone walls that formed the limits of my childhood a Absolutely excellent My first meeting with George Smiley and certainly an error I will be correcting in the months to come A very interesting character The whole book was a condemnation of the British class system, reinforced by the afterword by John Le Carre In it, he admits that the kernels of this story are routed in his own experience of public school and consequent post as a Junior master at Eton I recognise the dankness of those old stone walls that formed the limits of my childhood and left me for the rest of my life with an urge to fight off whatever threatened to enclose me All this time I had been clear in my mind that George Smiley was a spy master and that John le Carr writes spy novelsA Murder of Quality , the second novel in the George Smiley series, blew both of those assumptions away completely While you could argue that Smiley is technically a spy, he s retired from the service When his friend and former colleague from their days in the intelligence services, Ailsa Brimley, receives a paranoid letter from a subscriber to her magazine, The ChristianAll this time I had been clear in my mind that George Smiley was a spy master and that John le Carr writes spy novelsA Murder of Quality , the second novel in the George Smiley series, blew both of those assumptions away completely While you could argue that Smiley is technically a spy, he s retired from the service When his friend and former colleague from their days in the intelligence services, Ailsa Brimley, receives a paranoid letter from a subscriber to her magazine, The Christian Voice, the wife of a schoolteacher claiming that her husband intends to kill her Brim is determined to make sure she investigates the claim from such a loyal subscriber and so she goes to the only man she knows who can advise her George Smiley.There are no spies here, no moles, no cold war, no double cross at Checkpoint Charlie This is a straight up murder mystery, but one that sets up Smiley s understated detecting capabilities perfectly a murder committed exactly as in the letter but the husband has a solid alibi Luckily, Smiley has a tenuous connection with a colleague of the husband and sees an opportunity to take advantage of the rules of politeness and invite himself down to the school to have a poke around Before long Smiley and the local detective are secretly working the case together Detective Inspector Rigby the official side of the investigation and Smiley the eyes and ears in the school itself asking the questions in a way that the police never could.Of course Smiley s going to solve the case, that s never in doubt And, while the story is your typical murder mystery, le Carr never really plays into that trope of letting the reader play along and pit themselves against the detective Instead he seems to want you to just sit in for the ride, watching Smiley s methods, learning how he operates To some extent it feels like a primer for the Smiley we can expect in the rest of the novels, but that also felt like the skill of the novel At no point did I really want to compete with Smiley, I was enjoying the novel too damn much My husband is quite a fan of John LeCarre and convinced me that I should read this one It is a small novel 146 pages compared to his later books of 300 orpages and a little mystery instead of a cold war spy novel Not being the greatest fan of a mystery novel I tend to read them too fast, or peek at the ending because I can t stand the suspense or I m up until the wee hours of the morning because I can t go to sleep until I find out who did it , I was surprised how much I enjoye My husband is quite a fan of John LeCarre and convinced me that I should read this one It is a small novel 146 pages compared to his later books of 300 orpages and a little mystery instead of a cold war spy novel Not being the greatest fan of a mystery novel I tend to read them too fast, or peek at the ending because I can t stand the suspense or I m up until the wee hours of the morning because I can t go to sleep until I find out who did it , I was surprised how much I enjoyed this one, managed to read it slowly and thoroughly enjoyed the author s writing I think I enjoyed LeCarre s writing eventhan the mystery.Example Smiley himself was one of those solitaries who seem to have come into the world fully educated at the age of eighteen Obscurity was his nature, as well as his profession The byways of espionage are not populated by the brash and colourful adventurers of fiction A man who, like Smiley has lived and worked for years among his country s enemies learns only one prayer that he may never, never be noticed Assimilation is his highest aim He learns to love the crowds who pass him in the street without a glance he clings to them for his anonymity and his safety His fear makes him servile he could embrace the shoppers who jostle him in their impatience, and force him from the pavement He could adore the officials, the police, the bus conductors, for the terse indifference of their attitudes But this fear, this servility, this dependence, had developed in Smiley a perception for the coulour of human beings a swift, feminine sensitivity to their characters and motives He knew mankind as a huntsman knows his cover, as a fox the wood For a spy must hunt while he is hunted, and the crowd is his estate He could collect their gestures and their words, record the interplay of glance and movement, as a huntsman can record the twisted bracken and the broken twig, or as a fox detects the signs of danger I may have to read another LeCarre novel Le Carr s second George Smiley novel is, like the first, a straightforward mystery without the spycraft elements that would later define the George Smiley books as well as le Carr s body of work The fictional English boarding school of Carne is a fine opportunity for le Carr to engage in social commentary and he does so with an acknowledged grievance towards the inbred and classist boarding school system The plot itself is superior to the first book in the series and will keep the reader gu Le Carr s second George Smiley novel is, like the first, a straightforward mystery without the spycraft elements that would later define the George Smiley books as well as le Carr s body of work The fictional English boarding school of Carne is a fine opportunity for le Carr to engage in social commentary and he does so with an acknowledged grievance towards the inbred and classist boarding school system The plot itself is superior to the first book in the series and will keep the reader guessing until its satisfactory conclusion Smiley shows all the makings of a fine detective, traits which will suit him well in his future calling Reading John Le Carre s writing is like treating yourself to a fine wine It is not to be sped through or swigged His words and passages lend themselves to being slowly consumed and savored A Murder of Quality was set in present day when it was published over 50 years ago Thus the sound of a milk truck chugging from house to house in the early morning hours with the milkman making his front porch deliveries is not out of place Elevator lifts still boast a uniformed elevator operator, What f Reading John Le Carre s writing is like treating yourself to a fine wine It is not to be sped through or swigged His words and passages lend themselves to being slowly consumed and savored A Murder of Quality was set in present day when it was published over 50 years ago Thus the sound of a milk truck chugging from house to house in the early morning hours with the milkman making his front porch deliveries is not out of place Elevator lifts still boast a uniformed elevator operator, What floor, please As an aside, the price printed on the cover of my copy of this paperback book is fifty cents George Smiley, ex British Secret Intelligence agent, is asked by a longtime friend to look into a matter which turns into a murder most foul In this particular tale, there is no espionage, no spies, nary a mole to be ferreted out It is a simple murder mystery, told by the master This is the second book by John le Carr featuring unlikely spy George Smiley To begin my mission to read all the Smiley books in 2020 I did a quick search to identify the titles Regardless of where Google sent me, the observations regarding A Murder of Quality were similar, ranging from not really a Smiley novel , to don t bother to read it in sequence That s because it s not a spy novel, it s a crime novel.Fair enough, but nevertheless I m glad I did read it after Call for the Dead for a This is the second book by John le Carr featuring unlikely spy George Smiley To begin my mission to read all the Smiley books in 2020 I did a quick search to identify the titles Regardless of where Google sent me, the observations regarding A Murder of Quality were similar, ranging from not really a Smiley novel , to don t bother to read it in sequence That s because it s not a spy novel, it s a crime novel.Fair enough, but nevertheless I m glad I did read it after Call for the Dead for a couple of reasons The first that it occupies the same place in time as the previous book England in the early 1960 s This is still very much a post war world, where the personal histories of the characters generally reflect their service or their losses in the war It s not the freshly remade, high energy post war world of the US, but one where privations are still felt and people are still haunted by memories It s an extension of the feel of Call for the Dead, where the plot reaches back to events in WWII and before, but the current action takes place in the London of 1961.The second reason I m glad I took it in sequence is that it marks a big uptick in le Carr s writing The story iswell rounded and complete, and that sense of a novella being stretched to novel length that was present in Call for the Dead is no longer there Considering the book on its own, and not as part of the Smiley canon, it s an excellent mystery of the closed group variety Someone from the faculty community at an upper class school is murdered, and through tangential wartime connections, the now retired Smiley is brought in to help the local police determine what happened The town vs gown phenomenon is an impediment to a proper investigation, and Smiley can bridge that gap.If you re looking for a spy thriller, this won t be your cup of tea But if you want a well constructed mystery with some social commentary thrown in, I can highly recommend it This is the second novel featuring George Smiley the first is, Call for the Dead This is unlike most of the Smiley books, in that it is really a classic crime story, much in the style of an Agatha Christie Set in an exclusive boarding school, Carne School in Dorset, this is obviously something which the author feels strongly about, considering that he spent much of his life from the age of five so young in such institutions, as well as teaching at Eton.In this book, Smiley is contacted b This is the second novel featuring George Smiley the first is, Call for the Dead This is unlike most of the Smiley books, in that it is really a classic crime story, much in the style of an Agatha Christie Set in an exclusive boarding school, Carne School in Dorset, this is obviously something which the author feels strongly about, considering that he spent much of his life from the age of five so young in such institutions, as well as teaching at Eton.In this book, Smiley is contacted by Miss Ailsa Brimley, who he knew from the war She works at a small magazine, the Christian Voice, which has a loyal and long standing readership One of the readers, who has subscribed since the beginning, is Stella Rode now a wife of one of the masters at Carne When she contacts the letters page to say she fears her husband is trying to kill her, Miss Brimley takes it seriously and turns to Smiley However, when he investigates, he finds that Mrs Rode was killed the previous evening, in a vicious attack at her home.This is an unusual novel in the Smiley series, but well worth reading if you enjoy crime and mystery books and also offers insights into the character of George Smiley as the area where the story is set is the one in which his wife, Ann, grew up It also has an interesting setting and Miss Brimley is an excellent character, as are the snobbish and tradition bound masters at the school If you wish to read on, the next book is the classic, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.I listened to this on Audible and it is wonderfully read by Michael Jayston whose voice is just perfect for Smiley