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Eric Ambler (1909-98) was one of the most fascinating British writers of the late 1930s. His novels retain a remarkable sense of the dread and terror that filled Europe as world war broke out. Some were made into films (not least Orson Welles' superb version of Journey into Fear), all were bestsellers, inventing a new, more realistic form of spy novel, where the main protagonist is not so much a hero as a victim, pursued by malevolent Fascist forces of overwhelming power.

Books by Eric Ambler

Journey Into Fear: Green Popular Penguins
Journey Into Fear
Epitaph For A Spy
Uncommon Danger
The Mask Of Dimitrios
Cause For Alarm
Judgement On Deltchev
A Coffin For Dimitrios
Background To Danger