A Murder of Quality Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Murder of Quality


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143191193

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A Murder of Quality Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

A Murder of Quality


  • Author : John le Carre
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002-01-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743431682

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A Murder of Quality Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

A Murder of Quality


  • Author : John Le Carré
  • Publisher : Dh Audio
  • Release Date : 1963
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 088646160X

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A Murder of Quality Excerpt :

George Smiley hunts the solution to the brutal murder of a harmless housewife in the seemingly peaceful setting of a prestigious British boys school, where a man's fate is decided over tea and a sentence of death can be passed out with biscuits and sherry.

A Murder of Crows Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

A Murder of Crows


  • Author : Ian Skewis
  • Publisher : Unbound Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-03-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781911586258

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A Murder of Crows Excerpt :

The most violent thunderstorm in living memory occurs above a sleepy village on the West Coast of Scotland. A young couple take shelter in the woods, never to be seen again... _______________________ DCI Jack Russell is brought in to investigate. Nearing retirement, he agrees to undertake one last case, which he believes can be solved as a matter of routine. But what Jack discovers in the forest leads him to the conclusion that he is following in the footsteps of a psychopath who is just getting started. Jack is flung headlong into a race against time to prevent the evolution of a serial killer...

Call for the Dead Book
Score: 3.5
From 41 Ratings

Call for the Dead


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143191186

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Call for the Dead Excerpt :

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 Murder of Justice Book

A Murder of Justice


  • Author : Robert Andrews
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101205167

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“Mordant, dynamic, rousing, effervescent, provocative and just plain good...Superior fiction, etched with a sharp, fierce, steely—and talented—pen.”—Los Angeles Times When Skeeter Hodges is gunned down in a quiet black Washington, D.C., neighborhood, few mourn the loss. He was a vicious drug runner who took out his competition and intimidated witnesses into silence. To homicide detectives Frank Kearney and José Phelps, Skeeter got what he deserved. Still, it’s a murder, and that means a search for a killer—until their boss intervenes. He wants them to go back to some of those witnesses and see how many unsolved cases can be laid on Skeeter’s grave—and make the department’s numbers look good. But making the numbers and making a collar are two very different things. With the streets turning into killing fields, and the pressure growing, Kearney and Phelps must choose between following orders—and following their instincts...

A Murder Over a Girl Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

A Murder Over a Girl


  • Author : Ken Corbett
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805099218

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The New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A psychologist's gripping, troubling, and moving exploration of the brutal murder of a possibly transgender middle school student by an eighth grade classmate On Feb. 12, 2008, at E. O. Green Junior High in Oxnard, CA, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney shot and killed his classmate, Larry King, who had recently begun to call himself "Leticia" and wear makeup and jewelry to school. Profoundly shaken by the news, and unsettled by media coverage that sidestepped the issues of gender identity and of race integral to the case, psychologist Ken Corbett traveled to LA to attend the trial. As visions of victim and perpetrator were woven and unwoven in the theater of the courtroom, a haunting picture emerged not only of the two young teenagers, but also of spectators altered by an atrocity and of a community that had unwittingly gestated a murder. Drawing on firsthand observations, extensive interviews and research, as well as on his decades of academic work on gender and sexuality, Corbett holds each murky facet of this case up to the light, exploring the fault lines of memory and the lacunae of uncertainty behind facts. Deeply compassionate, and brimming with wit and acute insight, A Murder Over a Girl is a riveting and stranger-than-fiction drama of the human psyche.

Death At The President s Lodging Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Death At The President s Lodging


  • Author : Michael Innes
  • Publisher : House of Stratus
  • Release Date : 2010-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755120024

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Death At The President s Lodging Excerpt :

Inspector Appleby is called to St Anthony's College, where the President has been murdered in his Lodging. Scandal abounds when it becomes clear that the only people with any motive to murder him are the only people who had the opportunity.

The Little Drummer Girl Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

The Little Drummer Girl


  • Author : John le Carré
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2008-06-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143182924

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The Little Drummer Girl Excerpt :

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.

A Murder on the Appian Way Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

A Murder on the Appian Way


  • Author : Steven Saylor
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429908610

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A Murder on the Appian Way Excerpt :

Torchlight flickers on the elegant marble walls. The sound of a mob echoes in the street. The year is 52 B.C. and the naked body of Publius Clodius is about to be carried through the teaming streets of Rome. Clodius, a rich man turned rabble-rouser, was slain on the most splendid road in the world, the Appian Way. Now Clodius's rival, Milo, is being targeted for revenge and the city teeters on the verge of chaos. An explosive trial will feature the best oration of Cicero and Marc Antony, while Gordianus the Finder has been charged by Pompey the Great himself to look further into the murder. With the Senate House already in ashes, and his own life very much in danger, Gordianus must return to a desrted stretch of the Appian Way - to find the truth that can save a city drunk on power, rent by fear, and filled with the madness and glory of Rome.

A Murder of Mages Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

A Murder of Mages


  • Author : Marshall Ryan Maresca
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698180109

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A Murder of Mages Excerpt :

The first book of the Maradaine Constabulary series blends high fantasy, murder mystery, and gritty urban magic... Marking the debut of the second series set amid the bustling streets and crime-ridden districts of the exotic city called Maradaine, A Murder of Mages introduces us to this spellbinding port city as seen through the eyes of the people who strive to maintain law and order: the hardworking men and women of the Maradaine Constabulary. Satrine Rainey—former street rat, ex-spy, mother of two, and wife to a Constabulary Inspector who lies on the edge of death, injured in the line of duty—has been forced to fake her way into the post of Constabulary Inspector to support her family. Minox Welling is a brilliant, unorthodox Inspector and an Uncircled mage—almost a crime in itself. Nicknamed “the jinx” because of the misfortunes that seem to befall anyone around him, Minox has been partnered with Satrine because no one else will work with either of them. Their first case together—the ritual murder of a Circled mage— sends Satrine back to the streets she grew up on and brings Minox face-to-face with mage politics he’s desperate to avoid. As the body count rises, Satrine and Minox must race to catch the killer before their own secrets are exposed and they, too, become targets.

Reckless Creed Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Reckless Creed


  • Author : Alex Kava
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698160699

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Reckless Creed Excerpt :

In this edge-of-your-seat thriller from New York Times–bestselling author Alex Kava, Ryder Creed, his K-9 search-and-rescue dogs, and FBI agent Maggie O’Dell find themselves at the center of a dire and mysterious case. In Chicago, a young man jumps from his thirtieth-story hotel room; along the Missouri river, a hunter and his son stumble upon a lake whose surface is littered with snow geese, all of them dead; and in southern Alabama, Ryder Creed and his search-and-rescue dog Grace find the body of a young woman who went missing in the Conecuh National Forest...and it appears she filled her pockets with rocks and walked into the river. Before long Ryder Creed and FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell will discover the ominous connection among these mysterious deaths. What they find may be the most prolific killer the United States has ever known.

A Murder in Time Book
Score: 3.5
From 386 Ratings

A Murder in Time


  • Author : Julie McElwain
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-04-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681771151

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A Murder in Time Excerpt :

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.

The Russia House Book

The Russia House


  • Author : John Le Carré
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 616
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1245767787

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Fierce Little Thing Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Fierce Little Thing


  • Author : Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2021-07-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250779434

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“A Secret History-esque tale...All the ingredients for the perfect summer read.” —The Millions “Captivating, thoughtful, and tense, a great read for those who enjoy psychological thrillers and complex puzzles. Highly recommended.” —New York Journal Review of Books “It’s time to come Home. All five of you. Or else.” Saskia was a damaged, lonely teenager when she arrived at the lakeside commune called Home. She was entranced by the tang of sourdough starter; the midnight call of the loons; the triumph of foraging wild mushrooms from the forest floor. But most of all she was taken with Abraham, Home's charismatic leader, the North Star to Saskia and the four other teens who lived there, her best and only friends. Two decades later, Saskia is shuttered in her Connecticut estate, estranged from the others. Her carefully walled life is torn open by threatening letters. Unless she and her former friends return to the land in rural Maine, the terrible thing they did as teenagers—their last-ditch attempt to save Home—will be revealed. From vastly different lives, the five return to confront their blackmailer and reckon with the horror that split them apart. How far will they go to bury their secret forever? New York Times bestselling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s Fierce Little Thing is a mesmerizing story of friendship and its reckonings.