|Call For The Dead
The first appearance of George Smiley where the first chapter
is a short biography of him. His task this time is to check the political loyalty off a
young diplomat who takes his own life after their first meeting. Why did he then order a
wake up call the day after, George asks himself?
Affair, The (Movie 1966)
|A Murder Of Quality
Smiley is back in the environment of private schools in Eton
- an exclusive and closed world where tradition is in focus and no one is let in. This
time he has to solve a murder in a more detective like story - but the le Carré touch is
Murder of Quality, A (1991)
|The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
The classic of all spy stories.
The first real spy story by le Carré. The book and the film
made him world famous. George Smiley is not as prominent as usual but he is there.
The central spy this time is Alec Leamas which has been
overrun, and all of his spies are caught, by the East German head of security Hans-Dieter
Mundt. Control in London wants Alec to stay a little more in the cold and return to Berlin
to struck a final deadly stroke to Mundt.....
Who Came In from the Cold, The (Movie 1965)
|The Looking Glass War
A defunct ri_top intelligence organization tries to beat
George Smiley and the Circus.
Looking Glass War, The (Movie
|A Small Town In Germany
A middle-aged Second Secretary from the
British Embassy in Bonn has vanished after 20 years loyal service,
and he has taken vital office files with him. Alan Turner is sent to
|The naive and sentimental lover
Aldo Cassidy is the naive and
sentimental lover. A successful, judicious man, he is wrenched away
from the ordered certainties of his life by a sudden encounter with
Shamus, a wild, carousing artist and Helen, his nakedly alluring
|Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
1st in 'Quest for Karla' trilogy which is probably the best
of the genre ever. Control, the head of the Circus, is dead and the organization threatens
to fall apart. He suspected an internal spy but nothing was revealed. George Smiley is
called back from early retirement - the rest is history.
"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier,
Spy" (1980) (TV mini)
Alec Guinness masterful as George Smiley
|The Honorable Schoolboy
2nd in 'Quest for Karla' trilogy. In my view this is the
strongest of the three stories but when You are talking about the best of the best who
After the revelation of the mole Smiley plans an attack on
Karla. A tedious work through files and papers brings them to the Far East and they need -
the honorable schoolboy.
3rd in 'Quest for Karla' trilogy.
Once again Smiley returns from early retirement to cover up a
murder on an old agent. This leads him to a possibility to finally strike against
"Smiley's People" (1982)
Alec Guinness even more masterful as
|The Little Drummer Girl
In the first spy story without Smiley the Israeli
intelligence strikes against the Palestinian terrorists. They need help and find a
beautiful left wing actress....
This brilliant book has also been filmed with a quite all
Little Drummer Girl, The (Movie
|A Perfect Spy
In the most sleepy of le Carré's books "the perfect
spy" Magnus Pym is a recognized member of the British intelligence. But one day he
"Perfect Spy, A"
(1987) (TV mini)
|The Russia House
A more lively story than The perfect spy but still not one of
le Carré's best. Barley Blair is a very thirsty publisher that travels a lot to Russia.
By accident he makes friend with the top physician Jakov - and his lovely friend Katja...
Has been filmed with Sean Connery.
Russia House, The (Movie
|The Unbareble Peace
A portrait of Jean-Louis Jeanmaire
|The Secret Pilgrim
Ned has served the British intelligence for thirty years. The
cold war is over but Ned feel a bitter taste. On the final night with his students he
calls on his former teacher and boss George Smiley for the final lecture.
|The Night Manager
Jonathan Pine, the night portier at hotel Meister Palace in
Zurich, is a survivor with many talents. When the woman he loves is murdered he lets
himself to be engaged by the British intelligence to get his revenge...
A secret servant in early retirement cannot escape his cold
war past, in the person of a radical don and the woman and an unresolved ri_topry that
dates to public school. The two have disappeared and our man sets off in pursuit across
England, Moscow and the North Caucasus depriving himself of both future and past.
|The Tailor of Panama
Harry pendel is the best known tailor in Panama and is hired
by all the top brass. But his past is made up and is a well hidden secret - until the
British secret agent Andrew Osnard turns up...
Tailor of Panama, The (Movie
|Single & Single
When a corporate lawyer from the House of Single & Single is
murdered in Turkey, a string of events occur, from the arrest of a
Russian freighter to the disappearance of a London financier. The
logical connection must be one of love, deceit or the triumph of
Le Carré is back in good style and obviously angry.
It shows that great artist make there best when there feelings are deeply envolved and
it is not just to find a good story. Read this one but you will not be happy afterwords but probably as angry as John.