Charles McCarry, prescient spy novelist, dead at 88
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles McCarry, an admired and prescient spy novelist who foresaw passenger jets as terrorist weapons in "The Better Angels" and devised a compelling theory for JFK's...
‘Little Drummer Girl’ remains relevant in new miniseries
NEW YORK (AP) — John le Carre's best-selling novel "The Little Drummer Girl" was released in 1983 but remains timely — and that disturbs Alexander Skarsgard.
Skarsgard and Michael Shannon star in a six-hour miniseries based on the novel, playing Israeli agents on the hunt for a Palestinian bomber. "The Little Drummer Girl" premieres Monday night on AMC.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A panel of archaeologists has granted a British television crew access to an ancient site near Athens to film scenes for a TV adaptation of spy novelist John le Carre's "The Little Drummer Girl" — reversing a decision last week following strong government criticism.
The Central Archaeological Council on Tuesday granted access to the 2,500-year-old Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion on April 12 after the production company said it would limit the number of hours needed.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A highly-anticipated television series adapting spy novelist John le Carre's "The Little Drummer Girl" will not include scenes from an ancient site near Athens after a panel of archaeologists turned down an access request by the BBC and the U.S.-based cable network AMC.
SALISBURY, England (AP) — For Amber McAuley, life in Salisbury — a picturesque cathedral city best known as the gateway to Stonehenge — has become surreal ever since it became the scene of a spy drama worthy of John le Carre.
The 20-year-old film student became a bit player in the story when she went to the Mill pub on March 4, only to learn the next day that a former Russian spy and his daughter might have been poisoned there a few hours earlier.
Review: George Smiley returns in ‘A Legacy of Spies’
"A Legacy of Spies" (Viking), by John Le Carre
John Le Carre's newest novel, "A Legacy of Spies," brings back the man who is perhaps Le Carre's most famous of spies, George Smiley, though mostly in name and recollection. Smiley is missing in action from the present in the story, but his influence is powerful and pervasive in the story's past.
People don't usually move very fast in Cold War thrillers. Mostly, the only time anyone runs is right before they get shot in the back. Most of the "action" happens in a film cabinet, down a back alley or with a silencer. The classic Cold War tale — which is to say a John le Carre one — is characterized by a deathly stillness: grave faces meeting under gray clouds.
NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome back, George Smiley.
After a hiatus of more than 25 years, John le Carre is again writing about one of the world's most famous fictional spies. Viking told The Associated Press on Tuesday that le Carre's "A Legacy of Spies" will come out Sept. 5. According to the publisher, the novel is narrated by Smiley's trusted ally, Peter Guillam, who has been summoned to London out of his retirement.
SIOUX CITY | A private eye has been hired to look into the shooting death of a lumberyard cashier. The official explanation of a botched robbery doesn't hold water and, soon, the detective is on the trail of duplicitous military officers, international arms traffickers and a cadre of corrupt government officials.
Is this the plot for the newest James Patterson novel or is it another espionage epic from the mind of John le Carre?
Review: Patriot games in Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’
Edward Snowden, who cast himself as the hero of his own spy movie, gets the real thing in Oliver Stone's Hollywoodized biopic of the National Security Agency whistleblower.
Review: Spy novelist le Carre relates stories from his life
"The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life" (Viking), by John le Carre
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