A Coffin for Dimitrios (Paperback)

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Eric Ambler is often said to have invented the modern suspense novel. Beginning in 1937, he wrote a series of novels that were touted for their realism, in which he introduced ordinary protagonists who are thrust into political intrigue they are ill prepared to deal with. In the process he paved the way for such writers as John Le Carr?, 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 Rebecca, which he collaborated on with his wife, Joan Harrison. Eric Ambler died in 1998.
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.


ISBN 9780375726712
Genre FICTION / Espionage
Format Paperback
Publisher Date 2001-10-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Vintage Books
Copyright Year 2001
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.6 lb
Language English
Series Name Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Ambler, Eric

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