Call for the Dead by John le Carre
A George Smiley Novel

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6 Critic Reviews

Call for the Dead by John le Carre is an exciting book of spies and detectives.
-Helium

Synopsis

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Our Kind of Traitor which is now a motion picture starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Damian Lewis

John le Carré’s memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life, will be available from Viking in September 2016

"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.




From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About John le Carre

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JOHN LE CARRÉ, the author of twenty-two novels, is the pseudonym for David Cornwell, who was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964. Many of his books have been made into films, including The Constant Gardener; The Russia House; The Little Drummer Girl; and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
 
Published October 2, 2012 by Penguin Books. 174 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Crime. Fiction
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Booklist Online

Good
on Oct 15 2004

Le Carré’s first novel, recently reprinted by its original hardcover publisher in the U.S., makes an ideal introduction to the mature George Smiley of Tinker.

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The Bookbag

Excellent
on Oct 24 2009

Set in a London of yellow fog and of a River Thames that smells of tar and coke, this is a novel that paints a brilliant picture of post-war Britain.

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Bestsellersworld

Excellent
on Oct 02 2012

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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Bestsellersworld

Excellent
on Oct 02 2012

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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BookIdeas.com

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To read any of his books is to be transported into a different and very adult world. Recommended.

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Helium

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on Aug 04 2009

Call for the Dead by John le Carre is an exciting book of spies and detectives.

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