Eric Ambler

Eric Ambler was an influential British author of spy novels and thrillers who significantly contributed to the development of the espionage genre in the 20th century. Born on June 28, 1909, in London, England, he is best known for his complex plots, intricate character development, and realistic portrayal of the political tensions of his time. His works often feature amateur protagonists who are caught up in international intrigue, and his writing style has been praised for its suspense and psychological depth. Some of his notable works include 'The Mask of Dimitrios' (1939), 'Journey into Fear' (1940), and 'A Coffin for Dimitrios' (1939). Ambler's impact on the thriller genre has been profound, influencing many later authors in the field.


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  1. 1. The Mask of Dimitrios

    The book is a classic espionage thriller that revolves around a crime novelist who becomes intrigued by the story of a notorious criminal, Dimitrios. The novelist's curiosity leads him on a journey across Europe, tracing the steps of Dimitrios, who is believed to be dead. As he delves deeper into Dimitrios's world of political intrigue, drug trafficking, and murder, he finds himself caught up in a dangerous game with life-threatening consequences.

  2. 2. Cause for Alarm

    "Cause for Alarm" is a thrilling novel set in the backdrop of pre-World War II Europe. The protagonist, a British engineer, gets entangled in a dangerous world of espionage and international politics when he is sent to Italy for work. He unknowingly becomes a pawn in the deadly game between British and Italian intelligence agencies, leading to a series of thrilling and suspenseful events. The book is a gripping exploration of the world of spies, secret agents, and the looming war.