The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré
As a huge fan of detective and espionage thrillers, I’ve always loved John Le Carré’s novels and their adaptations, particularly Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Night Manager. When Le Carré passed away in December of last year, I realized it was a great time to remember the author by re-reading his masterpieces, starting with the book that established his career: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. A Cold War tale full of twists and duplicity, this novel is my favorite that sets up prominent characters of Le Carré’s bibliography, including George Smiley. It’s the perfect thriller to read with a cup of tea at night, especially in the winter cold.