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  • Written by Eric Ambler
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307950123
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On Sale: December 11, 2012
Pages: 256 | ISBN: 978-0-307-95012-3
Published by : Vintage Knopf
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Waiting for Orders collects nine short stories that span the sixty-year career of master spy novelist Eric Ambler. The stories include thrilling portrayals of wartime Europe in “The Army of the Shadows” (1939); six cases featuring a refugee Czech detective, Dr. Czissar (1940); “The Blood Bargain” (1972), a Central American political thriller; and “The One Who Did for Blagden Cole” (1992), a detective story of sorts about the death of a painter. In four accompanying essays, Ambler shares intriguing anecdotes from  different phases of his career, offering unique insight into his writing process. This intriguing and varied collection is a perfect introduction to the life and writing of one of the twentieth century’s greatest thriller writers.

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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 of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth. In addition to his novels, Ambler wrote a number of screenplays, including A Night to Remember and The Cruel Sea, which won him an Academy Award nomination.
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“A light but graceful collection. . . . The stories . . . serve to remind us that Ambler is major, indeed.”
    —Chicago Tribune

“Ambler may well be the best writer of suspense stories. . . . He is the master craftsman.”
    —Life

  • Waiting for Orders by Eric Ambler
  • December 11, 2012
  • Fiction - Espionage
  • Vintage
  • $11.99
  • 9780307950123

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