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Eric Ambler

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Eric Ambler is often said to have invented the modern suspense novel. Beginning in 1936, he wrote a series of novels that introduced ordinary protagonists thrust into political intrigues they were ill prepared to deal with. These novels were touted for their realism, and Ambler established himself as a thriller writer of depth and originality. In the process he paved the way for such writers as John Le Carre, Len Deighton, and Robert Ludlum. He was awarded four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger from The Crime Writers Association, named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers Association, and was made an Officer... Read More

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The Ability to Kill

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Background to Danger

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $15.95

Kenton's career as a journalist depended on his facility with languages, his knowledge of European politics, and his quick judgment. Where his judgment sometimes failed him was in his personal life. When he finds himself on a train bound for Austria with insufficient funds after a bad night of gambling, he... Read more >
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Background to Danger

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Care of Time

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Cause for Alarm

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 5, 2002
Price: $15.00

“Our greatest thriller writer.”—Graham Greene

Nicky Marlow needs a job. He’s engaged to be married and the employment market is pretty slim in Britain in 1937. So when his fiancé points out the Spartacus Machine Tool notice, he jumps at the chance. After all, he speaks Italian and he figures he’ll be... Read more >
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Cause for Alarm

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2011
Price: $9.99

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A Coffin for Dimitrios

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $15.00

A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel with a penchant for British crime novels leads mystery writer Charles Latimer into a world of sinister political and criminal maneuvers throughout the Balkans in the years between the world wars. Hoping that the career of the notorious Dimitrios, whose body has been identified... Read more >
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A Coffin for Dimitrios

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Dark Frontier

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $15.00

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The Dark Frontier

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Doctor Frigo

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Epitaph for a Spy

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 5, 2002
Price: $15.00

“Ambler successfully combines excitement, entertainment, and social significance.”—The New York Times Book Review

When Josef Vadassy arrives at the H^tel de la Reserve at the end of his Riviera holiday, he is simply looking forward to a few more days of relaxation before returning to Paris. But in St. Gatien, on the... Read more >
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Epitaph for a Spy

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Here Lies: An Autobiography
An Autobiography
Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Intercom Conspiracy

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Journey Into Fear

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 3, 2002
Price: $15.95

Returning to his hotel room after a late-night flirtation with a cabaret dancer at an Istanbul boîte, Graham is surprised by an intruder with a gun. What follows is a nightmare of intrigue for the English armaments engineer as he makes his way home aboard an Italian freighter. Among the passengers... Read more >
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Journey Into Fear

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Judgment on Deltchev

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 3, 2002
Price: $15.95

Foster’s dramatic skill is well-known in London’s West End theaters. So perhaps it wasn’t so surprising when he was hired by an American newspaper publisher to cover the trial of Yordan Delchev for treason. Accused of membership in the sinister Officer Corps Brotherhood and of masterminding a plot to assassinate his... Read more >
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Judgment on Deltchev

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2011
Price: $11.99

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A Kind of Anger

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Levanter

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $15.00

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The Levanter

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Light of Day

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2004
Price: $14.00

The Light of Day was the basis for Jules Dassin’s classic film, Topkapi.

When Arthur Abdel Simpson first spots Harper in the Athens airport, he recognizes him as a tourist unfamiliar with city and in need of a private driver. In other words, the perfect mark for Simpson’s brand of entrepreneurship. But... Read more >
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The Light of Day

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Passage of Arms

Written by Eric Ambler


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2004
Price: $15.00

In this classic thriller, two American tourists find more adventure than they bargained for when they get involved with Chinese gun smugglers and Muslim revolutionaries, learning first hand about the intrigue of the post-colonial world.

Greg and Dorothy Nilsen had wanted to go on an adventurous trip, see some of the more... Read more >
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