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A Coffin for Dimitrios

by Eric Ambler

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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March 2013 Guest Editor Charles Cumming on A Coffin for Dimitrios...

I read a lot of Eric Ambler when I was writing The Trinity Six. Ambler specialized in stories about ordinary men who find themselves caught up in extraordinary circumstances. In A Coffin for Dimitrios, a successful thriller writer becomes fascinated by a notorious criminal, believed to have been murdered in Istanbul. Highly recommended.


A Coffin for Dimitrios Synopsis

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 in an Istanbul morgue, will inspire a plot for his next novel, Latimer soon finds himself caught up in a shadowy web of assassination, espionage, drugs, and treachery.

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ISBN: 9780375726712
Publication date: 01/09/2004
Publisher: Vintage Books
Format: Trade Paperback

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ISBN: 9780375726712
Publication date: 1st September 2004
Author: Eric Ambler
Publisher: Vintage Books
Format: Trade Paperback
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,

About Eric Ambler

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 ...

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