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A Coffin for Dimitrios/Judgement on Deltchev/Passage of Arms: Three Complete Novels in One Volume

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From the smoky world of bars, cafes, trains and nighttime cities of Southern Europe to the color and turmoil of Southeast Asia, Eric Ambler creates the perfect backdrop for these three tension-filled tales of intrigue and espionage--all bestsellers from the author whom Graham Greene called "our greatest thriller writer."
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Published December 15th 1992 by BBS Publishing Corporation (first published 1992)
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Feb 12, 2017 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ambler is a under-appreciated author. I you like Graham Greene or John LeCarre, I recommend you spend a weekend with this anthology. His stories are always a sort of everyman who for one reason or another gets involved with unexpected dangerous situations. Picture a character played by Joseph Cotton. (Now that I type this, "A Coffin for Dimitrios" is much like "The Third Man").

The books are written in the fifties and sixties, but I find their datedness attractive, as is, for instance, Somerset M
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Dec 12, 2009 Robert rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well, I finished A Coffin for Dimitrios. There are two other novels in the book by Eric Ambler, and I have started Judgement on Deltchev. I found A Coffin... interesting, but the characters were not engaging particularly. It was only the details of the story that really kept me going. I found the ending disappointing and abrupt, and if the second of the three novels is not an improvement, I won't bother with the third. As espionage novels go, I don't think it holds a candle to the things I've re ...more
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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,
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