Top positive review
The first novel by Le Carre.
Reviewed in India on 9 January 2017
The very first novel by John le Carre. The 1950s Cold War setting may not suit everyone. And it is more of a murder mystery than an espionage story. But a good read for his fans, and those interested in literature of that period. "A Murder of Quality" was written around the same time, and it is also a murder mystery (solved by Smiley) with no espionage element.