Written by John le Carré, (pseudonym for David John Moore Cornwell

Number 2 in George Smiley

Publisher: Scribner
Pages: 146
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Espionage
Published: 1962-01-01
Original Language: English

George Smiley was simply doing a favor for Miss Ailsa Brimley, and old friend and editor of a small newspaper. Miss Brimley had received a letter from a worried reader: "I'm not mad. And I know my husbad is trying to kill me." But the letter had arrived too late: its scribe, the wife of an assistant master at the distinguished Carne School, was already dead. So George Smiley went to Carne to listen, ask questions, and think. And to uncover, layer by layer, the complex network of skeletons and hatreds that comprised that little English institution.