John le Carre, who probed murky world of spies, dies at 89
John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. “John le Carre has passed at the age of 89. “So I wrote a book in great heat which said ‘a plague on both your houses,’” le Carre told the BBC in 2000. Le Carre said in 1990 that the fall of the Berlin Wall had come as a relief. It’s simply unbelievable.”In 1954, le Carre married Alison Sharp, with whom he had three sons before they divorced in 1971.