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Ambler, Eric 1909-1998

Works: 527 works in 2,427 publications in 8 languages and 30,353 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Case studies  Detective and mystery stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Spy stories  Suspense fiction  History 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Compiler, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Conceptor
Classifications: PR6001.M48, 823.912
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The light of day by Eric Ambler( Book )
70 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 1,674 libraries worldwide
The grand master of suspense has created an engaging thriller about a bumbling petty thief caught up in an international jewel heist
The Levanter by Eric Ambler( Book )
46 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,579 libraries worldwide
Michael Howell is "the Levanter," an English businessman trying to keep his family firm intact in Syria, a country undergoing a revolution. He and his secretary-mistress are captured by a splinter group who want him to manufacture bombs
A night to remember by Roy Baker( visu )
22 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,440 libraries worldwide
In his unforgettable rendering of Walter Lord's book of the same name, A Night To Remember, the acclaimed British director Roy Ward Baker depicts with sensitivity, awe, and a fine sense of tragedy the Titanic's final hours. Featuring remarkably restrained performances, A Night To Remember is cinema's subtlest, finest dramatization of this monumental twentieth-century catastrophe
The care of time by Eric Ambler( Book )
29 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,389 libraries worldwide
The Schirmer inheritance by Eric Ambler( Book )
43 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 1,204 libraries worldwide
Story of a lawyer searching for the lost heir to an American fortune and finally finding him living as a bandit chief in the hills of Greece
Journey into fear by Eric Ambler( Book )
67 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
Story of international intrigue and a mounting fear of death in the mind of an English engineer returning from Turkey
Doctor Frigo by Eric Ambler( Book )
56 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
Doctor Frigo is a doctor in a civil hospital on a small island in the French Antilles. He was the son of a very deeply and powerfully involved in the viole nt politics of a Central American state, and was assassinated--some say martyred. It takes a month -the span of the novel- to find out
The siege of the Villa Lipp by Eric Ambler( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
Paul Firman advises rich corporations and individuals on tax havens and shelters for their excess cash. He has built up a sideline of blackmail. At a seminar in Brussels, his past catches up with him
The Intercom conspiracy by Eric Ambler( Book )
40 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
Now a successful, bestselling author on the trail of a new book, Latimer steps in to help Theodore Carter, the hapless, hard-drinking editor of Intercom, a small, international political newspaper, investigate his bosses and the sources of the secrets he's publishing. It was recently purchased by two magnates who are, unbeknownst to the frazzled Carter, chief intelligence officers in two minor NATO countries. Not all of Intercom's readers are happy with some recent stories, which are surprisingly more truthful and a lot more dangerous than the rumors and fictions that used to fill its pages--and some of those readers will go to any length to keep their secrets safe. As Latimer and Carter get closer to the truth, they realize they're jeopardizing more than just their careers
A coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler( Book )
44 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 987 libraries worldwide
Three tales of espionage and suspense
Passage of arms by Eric Ambler( Book )
66 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 979 libraries worldwide
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
A kind of anger by Eric Ambler( Book )
36 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 934 libraries worldwide
An insecure journalist plays a game of intrigue and blackmail in his search for a woman suspected of being the accomplice to a Kurdish refugee's murder
The dark frontier by Eric Ambler( Book )
49 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in English and held by 909 libraries worldwide
"England, 1935. Physicist Henry Barstow is on holiday when he meets the mysterious Simon Groom, a representative for an armaments manufacturer. Groom invites the professor to Ixania, a small nation-state in Eastern Europe whose growing weapons program threatens to destabilize the region. Only after suffering a blow to the head--which muddles his brain into believing he is Conway Carruthers, international spy--does the mild-mannered physicist agree to visit Ixania. But he quickly recognizes that Groom has a more sinister agenda, and Carruthers is the only man who can stop him"--Page 4 of cover
Epitaph for a spy by Eric Ambler( Book )
61 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 795 libraries worldwide
When Josef Vadassy arrives at the Hotel 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 eve of World War II, everyone is suspect'the American brother and sister, the expatriate Brits, and the German gentleman traveling under at least one assumed name. When the film he drops off at the chemist reveals photographs he has not taken, Vadassy finds himself the object of intense suspicion. The result is anything but the rest he had been hoping for. From the Trade Paperback edition
Cause for alarm by Eric Ambler( Book )
51 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 libraries worldwide
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 able to endure Milan for a year, long enough to save some money. Soon after he arrives, however, he learns the sinister truth of his predecessor's death and finds himself courted by two agents with dangerously different agendas. In the process, Marlow realizes it's not so simple to just do the job he's paid to do in fascist Italy on the eve of a world war. -- publisher's description
Judgment on Deltchev by Eric Ambler( Book )
43 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Tale of danger in a dictator-dominated Balkan country
The mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler( Book )
63 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 705 libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman. Forfatteren Charles Latimer beretter om Dimitrios Makropoulos, som blev fundet dræbt i Bosporus-strædet, og som var indblandet i mord og spionage
Dirty story; a further account of the life and adventures of Arthur Abdel Simpson by Eric Ambler( Book )
33 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 libraries worldwide
Intrigue; four great spy novels: Journey into fear, A coffin for Dimitrios, Cause for alarm, Background to danger by Eric Ambler( Book )
12 editions published between 1937 and 1970 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
The ability to kill : true tales of bloody murder by Eric Ambler( Book )
25 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
With The Ability to Kill, first published in 1963, renowned thriller writer Eric Ambler turns his attention to true crime'with an emphasis on murder. In five essays, he presents a sampling of famously intriguing (and often disturbing) cases of the last few hundred years, including 19th-century Edinburgh's Burke and Hare, who supplied the medical school with ill-gotten cadavers; Victorian London's infamous Jack the Ripper; the Frenchman Henri Desire Landru, an early 20th century serial killer; and the Californian doctor Bernard Finch and his lover Carole Tregoff, who conspired to murder his wife in 1961. Rounding out the collection are a few pieces on lighter topics such as spies and how to spot them, and novelists in Hollywood. Though his subjects are sometimes grim, Ambler's deft touch makes this examination of homicide and other matters pure pleasure to read
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Reed, Eliot

Ambler, E.
Reed, Eliot
Rodda, Charles, pseud.
アンブラー, エリック
English (899)
Spanish (14)
German (6)
Italian (5)
French (2)
Japanese (1)
Turkish (1)
Slovenian (1)
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