Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Intrigue: Journey Into Fear, A Coffin For Dimitrios, Cause For Alarm and Background to Danger” as Want to Read:
Intrigue: Journey Into Fear, A Coffin For Dimitrios, Cause For Alarm and Background to Danger
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Intrigue: Journey Into Fear, A Coffin For Dimitrios, Cause For Alarm and Background to Danger

by
4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
From dust jacket notes: "If you are one of the hundreds of thousands who already know Eric Ambler's superb 'thrillers' - he hates the word himself, but there is no other convenient designation for these extraordinary tales of undercover plottings and spies at work - you will certainly want this book. If you have not yet read Ambler, you have been missing the man who is ...more
Hardcover
Published 1960 by Alfred A. Knopf (first published 1943)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Intrigue, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Intrigue

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-41)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Michael
Apr 19, 2015 Michael rated it it was amazing
The settings of both "A Coffin for Dimitrios" and "Journey Into Fear" include Istanbul as a starting point, which later influenced Ian Fleming's plotting for his From Russia With Love. I believe James Bond (Sean Connery) is seen reading one or the other of these books as he settles into his sleeper car accomodations on the Orient Express in the film (as an homage to Ambler). Both these novels also contain the enigmatic figure of Colonel Zia Haki, chief of the Turkish secret police. Does anyone ...more
Michael
Feb 23, 2013 Michael rated it it was amazing
This is a rare and special collection, featuring four of Ambler's six between the wars "Golden Era" novels. The only real classic missing is Epitaph for a Spy. The novels range from good (Background to Danger) to extraordinary (Dimitrious). Reading Dimitrious will forever compromise the way you feel about Graham Greene's The Third Man, which a tremendous debt to Ambler's masterpiece. Hitchcock wrote the foreward. What else do you need to know?
Teatime
Feb 06, 2013 Teatime rated it it was amazing
I love Eric Ambler. Some of the stories in this collection are among his best. I wish it also contained "Epitaph for a Spy." Excellent overall. I also enjoyed the insightful prologue by none other than Alfred Hitchcock.
Premanand Dhandapani
Premanand Dhandapani rated it it was amazing
Sep 07, 2012
Brett
Brett rated it liked it
Jun 21, 2009
Bob
Bob rated it liked it
Jul 13, 2013
Diana Sandberg
Diana Sandberg rated it really liked it
Jun 21, 2009
Geoffrey
Geoffrey rated it it was amazing
May 20, 2010
Michiel
Michiel rated it really liked it
Dec 13, 2012
Barry Hamilton
Barry Hamilton rated it it was amazing
Nov 07, 2011
Matthew Woolf
Matthew Woolf rated it liked it
May 25, 2007
Bill Strickland
Bill Strickland rated it really liked it
Mar 27, 2013
David
David rated it liked it
Mar 23, 2009
Witter
Witter rated it it was amazing
Apr 08, 2012
Sara Sunshine
Sara Sunshine rated it liked it
Mar 23, 2014
Sarah Nichols
Sarah Nichols rated it really liked it
Dec 22, 2014
Leslie
Leslie rated it really liked it
Sep 25, 2015
Craig
Craig is currently reading it
Nov 15, 2007
Edward Schreibman
Edward Schreibman marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2009
Greg
Greg added it
Jan 18, 2010
Bryan Zorko
Bryan Zorko marked it as to-read
Feb 12, 2010
Geoplanarian
Geoplanarian marked it as to-read
May 19, 2010
Robert
Robert added it
Sep 03, 2011
Peter
Peter marked it as to-read
Feb 20, 2012
Jason Manford
Jason Manford marked it as to-read
May 27, 2013
Dawn
Dawn marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2013
Jeremy Grenemyer
Jeremy Grenemyer is currently reading it
Aug 10, 2013
KC
KC marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2014
Gregg
Gregg marked it as to-read
Jun 01, 2014
Anne Miller
Anne Miller marked it as to-read
Jun 26, 2015
Carolyn
Carolyn marked it as to-read
Oct 27, 2015
Lillian
Lillian marked it as to-read
Oct 31, 2015
Bryan
Bryan added it
Nov 10, 2015
Arielle
Arielle marked it as to-read
Dec 06, 2015
Nitin Dangwal
Nitin Dangwal marked it as to-read
Dec 08, 2015
John
John marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
26006
Eric Ambler began his writing career in the early 1930s, and quickly established a reputation as a thriller writer of extraordinary depth and originality. He is often credited as the inventor of the modern political thriller and John Le Carre once described him as 'the source on which we all draw.'

Ambler began his working life at an engineering firm, then as a copywriter at an advertising agency,
...more
More about Eric Ambler...

Share This Book