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Ambler, Eric 1909-1998

Works: 528 works in 2,656 publications in 20 languages and 30,045 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Disaster films  Historical films  Biography  Legal fiction (Literature)  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Spy stories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Producer, Conceptor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6001.M48, 823.912
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The light of day by Eric Ambler( Book )

123 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member 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 )

73 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,483 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

29 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the sinking of the Titanic
The care of time by Eric Ambler( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Halliday, an American free-lance-writer, is coerced into negotiations between NATO and the "Ruler," a powerful Persian Gulf sheik of questionable sanity, and finds mystery in each of their interests
The Schirmer inheritance by Eric Ambler( Book )

80 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Carey, lawyer, was given the task of going through the files on the Schneider Johnson case, making sure nothing had been overlooked. He discovers something in the fales claims and dead-end leads which makes this case more than a missing-heir-to-a-vast-fortune scene
Journey into fear by Eric Ambler( Book )

104 editions published between 1940 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of international intrigue and a mounting fear of death in the mind of an English engineer returning from Turkey
The Intercom conspiracy by Eric Ambler( Book )

87 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trouble starts with the sudden death of the American owner of Intercom, a sinister agency in Geneva feeding misinformation to international news agencies
Doctor Frigo by Eric Ambler( Book )

75 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parapolitical thriller that takes place in a bleak South American locale
The siege of the Villa Lipp by Eric Ambler( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member 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
A kind of anger by Eric Ambler( Book )

73 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member 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
Passage of arms by Eric Ambler( Book )

77 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member 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 coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler( Book )

44 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three tales of espionage and suspense
The dark frontier by Eric Ambler( Book )

75 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member 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 )

97 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member 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 )

78 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member 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 )

72 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of danger in a dictator-dominated Balkan country
The mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler( Book )

66 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"English crime novelist Charles Latimer is travelling in Istanbul when he makes the acquaintance of Turkish police inspector Colonel Haki. It is from him that he first hears of the mysterious Dimitrios - an infamous master criminal, long wanted by the law, whose body has just been fished out of the Bosphorus. Fascinated by the story, Latimer decides to retrace Dimitrios' steps across Europe to gather material for a new book. But, as he gradually discovers more about his subject's shadowy history, fascination tips over into obsession. And, in entering Dimitrios' criminal underworld, Latimer realizes that his own life may be on the line." --Publisher
Dirty story; a further account of the life and adventures of Arthur Abdel Simpson by Eric Ambler( Book )

34 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background to danger by Eric Ambler( Book )

60 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenton's career as a journalist depended on his facility with languages, his knowledge of European politics, and his quick judgment. Where his judgment sometimes failed him was in his personal life. When he finds himself on a train bound for Austria with insufficient funds after a bad night of gambling, he jumps at the chance to earn a fee to help a refugee smuggle securities across the border. He soon discovers that the documents he holds have a more than monetary value, and that European politics has more twists and turns than the most convoluted newspaper account
To catch a spy, an anthology of favourite spy stories by Eric Ambler( Book )

23 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The care of time
Alternative Names

controlled identityReed, Eliot

Ambler, E.

Eric Ambler angielski pisarz

Eric Ambler britischer Schriftsteller

Eric Ambler britisk manusforfattar og skribent

Eric Ambler britisk manusforfatter og skribent

Eric Ambler britisk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Eric Ambler Brits schrijver (1909-1998)

Eric Ambler brittisk manusförfattare och författare

Eric Ambler écrivain britannique

Eric Ambler scrittore e sceneggiatore britannico

Reed, Eliot

Rodda, Charles, pseud.

Ерик Амблър

Эрик Эмблер

אריק אמבלר סופר בריטי

צמבלר, א

اریک امبلر نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی

إيريك آمبلر


アンブラー, エリック


The LevanterA Night to RememberThe care of timeThe Schirmer inheritanceJourney into fearDoctor FrigoPassage of armsA coffin for Dimitrios