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A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
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The classic story of an ordinary man seemingly out of his depth, this is Ambler's most widely acclaimed novel, "one of the masterpieces of the genre" (The New York Times Book Review). A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel leads Charles Latimer, the author of a handful of successful mysteries, into a world of sinister political and criminal maneuvers. At first merely curious to reconstruct the career of the notorious Dimitrios, whose body has been identified in an Istanbul morgue, Latimer soon finds himself caught up in a shadowy web of assassination, espionage, drugs, and treachery that spans the Balkans.

Author Biography

Eric Ambler is often said to have invented the modern suspense novel. Beginning in 1936, he wrote a series of novels thatintroduced 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, includingA Night to RememberandThe Cruel Sea, which won him an Academy Award nomination. He died in 1998."
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2004
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Vintage Books
Dimensions
133x202x17
ISBN-13
9780375726712
Product ID
1666928

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