Call for the Dead

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.

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101603755

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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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.

Call for the Dead

Featuring an introduction by the author, this is a paperback reissue of the debut novel that introduces one of the most popular characters in espionage fiction: George Smiley.

Author: John le Carre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743431677

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 707

Featuring an introduction by the author, this is a paperback reissue of the debut novel that introduces one of the most popular characters in espionage fiction: George Smiley.

Call for the Dead

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.

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0143191187

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 257

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.

Call for the Dead

Le Carre's debut novel, "Call for the Dead", introduced the tenacious and retiring George Smiley in a gripping tale of espionage and deceit.

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780241330876

Category:

Page: 176

View: 200

After a routine security check by George Smiley, civil servant Samuel Fennan apparently kills himself. When Smiley finds Circus head Maston is trying to blame him for the man's death, he begins his own investigation, meeting with Fennan's widow to find out what could have led him to such desperation. But on the very day that Smiley is ordered off the enquiry he receives an urgent letter from the dead man. Do the East Germans - and their agents - know more about this man's death than the Circus previously imagined? Le Carre's debut novel, Call for the Dead, introduced the tenacious and retiring George Smiley in a gripping tale of espionage and deceit.

Calling the Dead

The more Sept works through the clues, the more they point to Keegan, making the relationship growing between them anything but love at first sight.

Author: Ali Vali

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1602823324

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 968

Detective Sept Savoie is a cop who thinks making a relationship work is harder than catching a serial killer, but her current case may prove her wrong. Six months after Hurricane Katrina has devastated most of New Orleans, Detective Sept Savoie is battling the nightmare of everything the storm has taken from her when a brutalized body turns up behind one of New Orleans's most famous restaurants, run by Keegan Blanchard. The more Sept works through the clues, the more they point to Keegan, making the relationship growing between them anything but love at first sight. The first death is only the beginning, though, as the miles of deserted neighborhoods Katrina left behind provide the perfect stage for murder.


A Murder of Quality

Smiley—where was he?" 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.

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101603763

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 166

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. "Fielding and Jebedee were dead, Steed-Asprey vanished. Smiley—where was he?" 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.

Phone Calls from the Dead

" In PHONE CALLS FROM THE DEAD, the stories do just that, and then go a step farther. Whether it moves you to uncontrollable laughter or to tears, you won't soon forget Wendy Brenner's work.

Author: Wendy Brenner

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565128125

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 227

A bodybuilder is charged with superhuman energy and an ability to make lightbulbs explode. A grieving father tries to communicate with his dead son via a tape recorder. A high school girl claims to have her uncle's nipple in an envelope. A thirtysomething woman is fired from her dead-end job at Manpower and comes to understand her life through the experience of a German shepherd. Four ornery squirrels, tied together by their tails, struggle to maintain their sanity. Ten stories in all, the highly original PHONE CALLS FROM THE DEAD pulses with meaning. Alive and odd and needy, the characters in Wendy Brenner's stories grapple with the extraordinary and the ordinary, searching for answers from unlikely sources, striving to connect with each other and with something greater than themselves. Amidst a world of technological, natural, and possibly supernatural phenomena, they struggle with the most human of losses and longings. Named one of twenty-five fiction writers to watch by Writer's Digest (along with Allegra Goodman, Jhumpa Lahiri, and William Gay), Brenner has been paving a new path through American fiction ever since her first collection, Large Animals in Everyday Life. Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, described that collection as "chock-full of pitch-perfect dialogue and dead-on descriptions . . . intoxicatingly original." In PHONE CALLS FROM THE DEAD, the stories do just that, and then go a step farther. Whether it moves you to uncontrollable laughter or to tears, you won't soon forget Wendy Brenner's work.

A Murder of Quality and Call for the Dead

Call for the Dead Samuel Fennan, a Foreign Office man, was under investigation for Communist activities, until Smiley dismissed the allegations.

Author: John Le Carré

Publisher: Penguin Books Canada

ISBN: 9780143171393

Category: Cold War

Page: 312

View: 737

TWO INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERS IN ONE VOLUME MEET THE CLEVEREST AND MOST SELF-EFFACING MAN IN SECURITY A Murder of Quality There has been a murder at one of England's leading public schools - a murder forecast by the victim. As a favour to an old friend, George Smiley pays a visit to Carne School to listen, to ask, and to uncover, layer by layer, the complex network of skeletons and hatreds that comprise that fine English institution. Call for the Dead Samuel Fennan, a Foreign Office man, was under investigation for Communist activities, until Smiley dismissed the allegations. When Fennan is found dead the day after he's been cleared, with a note by his body saying he can't go on with his career in ruins, Smiley is puzzled... A deeper investigation uncovers a spy ring and Smiley is led into a lethal duel of wits with the best of his war-time pupils.

The Dead Call

When a woman's body is found in the sea at Blakeney Point with a single blow to the head, DI Tom Janssen and his team must work out who wanted her dead and why?

Author: J M Dalgliesh

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781800805064

Category:

Page: 432

View: 378

When a woman's body is found in the sea at Blakeney Point with a single blow to the head, DI Tom Janssen and his team must work out who wanted her dead and why? What would drive someone to murder an elderly woman in such a savage and callous manner?


Call the Dead Again

Meredith Mitchell investigates the murder of local lawyer after giving a mysterious hitchhiker a ride to his house the night before he was murdered. Original.

Author: Ann Granger

Publisher: Avon

ISBN: 9780380732975

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 656

Meredith Mitchell investigates the murder of local lawyer after giving a mysterious hitchhiker a ride to his house the night before he was murdered. Original.


The Dead Zone

With “powerful tension that holds the reader to the story like a pin to a magnet” (The Houston Post), The Dead Zone is a “faultlessly paced…continuously engrossing” (Los Angeles Times) novel of second sight.

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501141155

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 729

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine A #1 New York Times bestseller about a man who wakes up from a five-year coma able to see people’s futures and the terrible fate awaiting mankind—a “compulsive page-turner” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people’s futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancée married another man during his coma and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future. With “powerful tension that holds the reader to the story like a pin to a magnet” (The Houston Post), The Dead Zone is a “faultlessly paced…continuously engrossing” (Los Angeles Times) novel of second sight.

The Book of the Dead

Can FBI Special Agent Pendergast stop a cursed Egyptian tomb from terrorizing New York City -- or will he stay trapped in a maximum security prison, punished for a murder he didn't commit?

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780759516038

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 598

An FBI agent, rotting away in a high-security prison for a murder he did not commit... His brilliant, psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime... A young woman with an extrodinary past, on th edge of a violent breakdown... An ancient Egyptian tomb with an enigmatic curse, about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala... Memento Mori

Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit

Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit is a collection of twenty-two powerful and indispensable essays on Native American life, written by one of America's foremost literary voices.

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439128324

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 116

Bold and impassioned, sharp and defiant, Leslie Marmon Silko's essays evoke the spirit and voice of Native Americans. Whether she is exploring the vital importance literature and language play in Native American heritage, illuminating the inseparability of the land and the Native American people, enlivening the ways and wisdom of the old-time people, or exploding in outrage over the government's long-standing, racist treatment of Native Americans, Silko does so with eloquence and power, born from her profound devotion to all that is Native American. Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit is written with the fire of necessity. Silko's call to be heard is unmistakable; there are stories to remember, injustices to redress, ways of life to preserve. It is a work of major importance, filled with indispensable truths--a work by an author with an original voice and a unique access to both worlds.

Let the Dead Bury Their Dead and Other Stories

A collection of stories about life in a North Carolina town features tales of a boy who receives messages from the grave and a widow's transformation after a weekend affair with a teenager

Author: Randall Kenan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156505154

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 118

A collection of stories about life in a North Carolina town features tales of a boy who receives messages from the grave and a widow's transformation after a weekend affair with a teenager


Calling Out the Dead

When Undersecretary of State Elliott Talbitzer comes home to Oregon to squire his mother through the last months of a terminal illness, his best friend, Lee Crane, is charged with the murder of their sworn enemy.

Author: Stephen Lowe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542382885

Category:

Page: 320

View: 584

When Undersecretary of State Elliott Talbitzer comes home to Oregon to squire his mother through the last months of a terminal illness, his best friend, Lee Crane, is charged with the murder of their sworn enemy. Can Talbitzer handle his mother's decline while keeping his lifelong friend out of prison? Talbitzer and Crane plunge into the maelstrom surrounding the murder. Who reached out and killed this man, or did Crane coldly and brutally murder him? And as they race to solve the crime against the deadline of the trial, they confront ghosts from their own pasts which may have deadly consequences to both of them...

The Secret Dead

Vivia is a hag, one of the last of her race, and can die, visit the underworld and return at will.

Author: S. Fairbrother

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781499517736

Category:

Page: 324

View: 299

Vivia is a hag, one of the last of her race, and can die, visit the underworld and return at will. She has a job she loves-helping London's most vulnerable supernaturals, even if her colleague Malcolm drives her round the bend on a daily basis. Then Malcolm is outed as a zombie and, along with his teenage son Ben, flees the police. When Malcolm is captured, he is only able to pass on one message before his dead brain degrades completely: 'He killed me.'As Ben remains missing, the police find decades-old corpses hidden near Malcolm's house, and Vivia begins to realise there's a lot more at stake than just a possible zompocalypse...