The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Prize 2016
Authors
john sutherland anthony warner claire askew sara collins natasha bush tom rhys williams hannah witton nicolas pelham shelby tucker torvill and dean colin taylor rupert shortt robert sellers robbie savage katy salter hattie rhodes ami rao punch tommy penton jo pavey david papineau chris paling declan murphy beezy marsh rhodri marsden kellie maloney hayley long rob jovanovic james hogg johnny herbert tony hannan jonathan gornall jon dunn bruce dessau brian blessed tom blass iain ballantyne kenny macaskill eleanora blackwood lisa lueddecke jing-jing lee bill griffin annie clarke rachel sargeant carolyn t. hughes ruby wax marsha rowe sarah goodwin yaara lahav gregory sue lloyd-roberts jessica fellowes onjali q. rauf emma mcquiston lisa thompson simon booker alan friedman cate haste mark thompson michael elias georgina howell lee robinson eugen o. chirovici jacob rees-mogg, mp joeli brearly paul gambaccini vm strain charles eugster gabrielle fernie lindsay moakes neil woods peter higgins tamsin jolly david nutt tony wheeler juliana moura jonathan cranston andrew cooper lydia ripper victoria stevens josh martin max mosley mavis cheek rebecca welshman tracy kuhn samantha cleasby casey bourne david linley louise johncox tom wilkinson tony juniper jamie bartlett ed burstell jacqueline yallop sir sherard cowper-coles david blakeley graham masterton janice hadlow martin dorey annie gray jesse norman anthony storr alan clark mel southerden tim hayward susan greenfield gus casely-hayford alex salmond helen lederer beth underdown alex scarlett helen donohoe david young james macmanus niki rein sam norman ross welford victoria biram n.d. gomes deana puccio and allison havey abigail marsh ann hayton peter walker john samuel deeyah khan lisa carey gabriel packard steve peters lisa eldridge elizabeth peyton-jones catherine barter elizabeth day alun withey e r black barney campbell rebecca thornton clare penate j sheekey cook book steve heaney, mc emily elgar ayisha malik james bannon christopher bland caroline lea mark vanhoenacker s.e moorhead elizabeth fullerton jason morgan sharbari ahmed jeremy hackett kate sundara jem lester alex andreou kathryn alton janet todd tony edwards natasha garnett john bromley-davenport nikki owen emily chappell sarah vincent kate bevan helen rappaport gill wyness barney norris richard maher vanessa manko adam white catherine chanter edward young jake and victor maymudes jonathan goodwin david varela michael halperin spela strukelj daniel stevens gilly macmillan selina mills gaylene gould beryl kingston maxine clark revd richard coles buffalo pictures (doc martin) david francis dr. elizabeth foyster bryony gordon iman verjee xenobe purvis j. kent messum robert elms poppy campbell cecilia ekbäck matthew specktor john gordon sinclair brian cathcart the gentle author peter hain professor simon schama georgie thompson paula weideger michael waterhouse daisy goodwin paul conroy michael winner neal street productions aoife walsh kishwar desai maria anderson phil hardy amanda prowse sheena byrom hanna jameson carnival films (downton abbey) michael heppell harriet sergeant sir alistair horne peter sissons silvena rowe richard foreman patricia leroy professor sir peter hall david loyn wade davis richard charlton kaushy patel glenn haybittle lorraine gamman mark pearson ebony mckenna mary quant jonathan zittrain samantha scott-jeffries rowan walker derry moore niall williams karen dolby mike dowling sean ryan mark dawson lucy lord maria eitel harry benson phil campion jeanette winterson mark rice-oxley john lahutsky peter moore silver river productions helen slavin william sitwell joan smith norman stone john sweeney laura santtini james palumbo allison pearson k.a.s quinn sarah raven john rendall geoffrey robertson robert sackville-west roger scruton jill shaw ruddock james shepherd-barron sandy nairne patrick tilley lieutenant general sir barney white-spunner deborah mattinson simon kelner shireen jilla karl miller chris patten christine webber sir tim rice professor lord skidelsky simon king professor david mclellan russell miller nicholas mosley philip norman sunny jacobs and peter pringle angela huth tony lewis fiona maccarthy christopher martin-jenkins douglas hurd hammer films professor henry kamen harriet harvey-wood michael heseltine peter florence lynda gratton philip hook sandra howard tony fitzjohn max hastings denis healey ilana fox general sir david fraser david gentleman ffion hague damien lewis william hague david faber professor m.r.d. foot louise bagshawe professor christopher bellamy alex chance terry coleman dr christopher duffy e b peirse mark diacono charlie ellingworth neal ascherson paddy ashdown roland vernon david davies leander deeny maureen lindley xanthe clay matthew d’ancona francis cottam marianne curley hugh cornwell jonathan franklin jackie clune brian moynahan george obama pauline prescott glyn prysor alec russell nick weston paul burke evgenia citkowitz lord (sebastian) coe adrian fort caroline charles pattie boyd rosie boycott emma calder patrick bishop bear grylls alan philps marius brill sarah winman kay burley peter bowles jimmy burns
Speakers
Broadcasters
iain ballantyne annie clarke ruby wax jessica fellowes emma mcquiston matthew lorenzo hannah critchlow simone bienne tony juniper david linley lorraine candy steven lamb tom wilkinson jamie bartlett ed burstell sir sherard cowper-coles martin dorey twiggy lawson ronnie murray dr ayan panja mel southerden myriam francois valentine warner carla buzasi stuart tootal susie orbach janet reibstein tim hayward susan greenfield harry cliff tim atkin gus casely-hayford oliver cox deana puccio and allison havey lisa eldridge steve peters alun withey helen rappaport revd richard coles jeanette winterson phil campion peter moore william sitwell john rendall allison pearson philip hook max hastings sandra howard paddy ashdown mark diacono jackie clune nick weston kay burley
Journalists
tom blass iain ballantyne sue lloyd-roberts jessica fellowes lorraine candy newby hands rebecca howard antonia quirke lucy wadham emma wilson sebastian gibson zoe lewis stacey duguid tim atkin professor simon schama paula weideger mark diacono jackie clune
Estates
sue lloyd-roberts h. m. tomlinson george bellairs gabriel fielding josephine johnson anthony masters eric ambler michael innes john creasey georges simenon r.c. hutchinson john b. sanford lettice cooper denis mackail mazo de la roche leonard gribble alistair mair raymond postgate jean saunders dennis wheatley phyllis bentley edmund crispin marcel boulestin nicolas freeling ann bridge martin armstrong kenneth allsop clement freud nora barlow w. bridges adams robin jenkins hammond innes v. s. pritchett jane aiken hodge clifford bax margery allingham e. m. forster margaret irwin margery sharp marie vassiltchikov edith sitwell mervyn peake eric linklater monica dickens evelyn prentis rebecca west frank o’connor gavin lyall hilaire belloc ivy compton-burnett c. s. forester bernice rubens c. day lewis/nicholas blake colin clark catherine storr arthur koestler h. r. f. keating
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scarlet widow the 5th witch buried the china governess cargo of eagles the going and the rise the terror trap thunder in europe the mark of the crescent death round the corner first came a murder redhead death in high provence the night they killed joss varran death in desolation intruder in the dark death of a shadow death in the wasteland death in the fearful night toll the bell for murder bones in the wilderness murder makes mistakes death sends for the doctor the case of the demented spiv corpses in enderby the case of the famished parson holy lands: reviving pluralism in the middle east the beckoning lady the tiger in the smoke more work for the undertaker the case of the late pig coroner’s pidgin traitor’s purse black plumes the fashion in shrouds dancers in mourning flowers for the judge death of a ghost sweet danger police at the funeral look to the lady here lies judgment on deltchev the schirmer inheritance the night-comers the intercom conspiracy the levanter doctor frigo send no more roses the care of time mad frank and sons dreamstreets: a journey through britain’s village utopias marlford obedience magpies, squirrels and thieves: how the victorians collected the world kissing alice microwave man: a new superhero for the rogue male slouching towards blubberhouses: (a right grand) tour de yorkshireness being eddie waring: the life and times of a sporting icon on behalf of the committee: a history of northern comedy client service burma: the curse of independence the last banana among insurgents: walking through burma benedict xvi god’s advocates rowan williams: an introduction rowan’s rule christianophobia god is no thing our life on ice james robertson justice: what’s the bleeding-time? hello, darlings! little ern i’ll tell you what… absolute pandemonium britain’s mammals britain’s sea mammals the bluffer’s guide to stand-up comedy beyond a joke the camper van cookbook: life on 4 wheels, cooking on 2 rings the camper van coast: cooking, eating, living the life the camper van bible: live, eat, sleep (repeat) maigret sets a trap: tv tie-in (inspector maigret) naked shore the deadly trade strike from the sea killing the bismarck hunter killers dark resurrection – a colony novel the death miser the colony the terror trap judgement on deltchev ability to kill sweet danger police at the funeral the tiger in the smoke the light of day burning angels – ghost flight 2 your life – train for it fools, frauds and firebrands the christmas cafe at home with umami mad girl boom: the life of viscount trenchard, father of the royal air force who will catch us as we call imogen’s baby: a short story (no greater miracle) another love the painted ocean five rivers met on a wooded plain the glittering art of falling apart paul mccartney fuel for life: achieve maximum health with amazing dairy, wheat and sugar-free recipes and my ultimate 8-week eating plan juiceman a mindfulness guide for the frazzled what goes around: a london cycle courier’s story the war on women without trace (the morgan vine investigations) build a business from your kitchen table shape up your business a year in the life of downton abbey the wit and wisdom of downton abbey downton abbey – a celebration motown: the sound of young america time travelling with a hamster the united states of us the exclusives this is dali this is pollock this is matisse this is warhol the perfect girl what she knew (us burnt paper sky) when the sky fell apart wolf winter paperback cook yourself young prashad at home: everyday indian cooking from our vegetarian kitchen x platoon the wit and wisdom of downton abbey downton abbey: a celebration the angel blood and roses blood moon rising in cold blood blood sisters the liberty colouring book my way: berlusconi in his own words enough said the last conquistador the face of britain – the nation through its portraits a woman in arabia: the writings of the queen of the desert lawyer for the dog the well (paperback) sofia khan is not 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mission survival 8: lair of the leopard facepaint no greater love – box set a christmas wish: a short story something quite beautiful: a short story the game: a short story ten pound ticket: a short story perfect daughter christmas for one fathomless riches: or how i went from pop to pulpit the happy hoofer not quite nice too close to home a year of marvellous ways the disinherited the dark net losing it a mother’s story mission survival 7: rage of the rhino husk the news from waterloo rain the pope of good promise the cooler king the governess what nature does for britain what has nature ever done for us? the essential keynes of living valour to bodies gone: the theatre of peter gill bricks and mortals the weather experiment a girl called summer churchill’s secret warriors big phil campion’s real world sas survival guide the reckoning: how the killing of one man changed the fate of the promised land downton abbey: series 3 scripts the downton abbey rules for household staff a year in the life of downton abbey history of the rain the old vic: the story of a great theatre from kean to olivier to spacey burnt paper sky the well paradise city the strangest family a life shaped by cakes: the memoir of the baker’s daughter the baker’s daughter in the country the lazarus prophecy under a canvas sky: living outside gormenghast will you remember me? a little love operation mayhem tell the girl blood whispers ashes in the wind running with the firm the great cat massacre: the history of britain in 100 mistakes iron master first family cloud warrior fade out the story of the jews: when words fail the wrong knickers judy: a dog in a million: the heartwarming story of wwii’s only animal prisoner of war another side of bob dylan the diary of samuel pepys: volume ii: 1663 – 1666 the diary of samuel pepys: volume i: 1660-1663 girl least likely to look after me the good news about booze beauty the mask of dimitrios uncommon danger cause for alarm journey into fear epitaph for a spy the invention of exile the grand banks cafe taken for dead arctic summer a room with a view where angels fear to tread howards end the longest journey maurice a passage to india the summoning the colony the fire fighter slapton sands a shadow on the sun hamer’s war the resident broadmaw bay memory of trees the satanist to the devil a daughter the forbidden territory the devil rides out space has no frontier breakfast at sotheby’s clover’s child what have i done? doc martin: mistletoe and whine behind the scenes at downton abbey broken hidden good cities, better lives in between dreams sunshine state lost boys dead ahead girl seven gormenghast the weather experiment risen people – still cautionary tales — poster the lion, the unicorn and me bats fly up for inspector ghote the saint-fiacre affaire moon on a rainbow shawl – poster four sisters wild flowers edmund burke sarah raven’s complete christmas 2121: a tale from the next century the story of the jews: finding the words something you are the chronicles of downton abbey uncle bill the ripening time yesterday was summer the devil’s minister the illustrated gormenghast trilogy grimm’s household tales an only child and my father’s son my oedipus complex: and other stories greenery street the story of j.m.b. another part of the wood uncle target the manner of men: 9 para’s heroic d-day mission venus with pistol the conduct of major maxim shooting script leningrad symphony the crocus list judas country the most dangerous game all honourable men blame the dead the secret servant churchill’s black dog feet of clay music and the mind doc martin: practice makes perfect maverick one: the true story of a para, pathfinder, renegade a five year sentence nine lives i, dreyfus madame sousatzka disraeli killing range: left for dead, back for revenge my week with marilyn aces high bloodstock and other stories the bride royal flush knock four times still she wished for company the present and the past two worlds and their ways 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haunted house the romantic adventures of mr. darby and of sarah his wife the stepson the sleeping fury sir pompey and madame juno adrian glynde hard travellin’ in the country black bethlehem gunpowder, treason and plot snow & roses national provincial the new house with this ring a different kind of love the bannister girls constable colgan’s connectoscope evil machines news from gardenia how to have an almost perfect marriage a box of birds fourpenny flyer off the rails octavia’s war octavia gates of paradise burial rook: snowman rook & tooth and claw community forest ghost garden of evil the red hotel the house at world’s end singing waters the episode at toledo a place to stand a lighthearted quest illyrian spring deathline first night polonaise a death in two parts leading lady rebel heiress judy war dog: a heartwarming story about an abandoned puppy and the world war ii pilot who saved him the fortune hunter extreme food a survival guide for life the weather experiment under the wire world war two: a short history wolf winter the sea of innocence francis: pope of good promise the spider in the corner of the room catastrophe: europe goes to war 1914 the pursued payment deferred plain murder double-barrel a long silence the king of the rainy country criminal conversation beware of the trains frequent hearses the glimpses of the moon fen country swan song buried for pleasure holy disorders love lies bleeding the case of the gilded fly the moving toyshop the white cottage mystery mystery mile traitor’s purse the fashion in shrouds more work for the undertaker coroner’s pidgin the mind readers police at the funeral sweet danger the tiger in the smoke disraeli poet’s pub the wind on the moon one pair of hands girl least likely to: 30 years of fashion, fasting & fleet street thou shell of death sane new world: taming the mind there’s trouble brewing the beast must die a question of proof wreckers must breathe the lonely skier campbell’s kingdom the wreck of the mary deare red light broken angels white bones bait american dream machine a girl like you edwardian requiem vanity the fabulous baker brothers: glorious british grub zero six bravo downton abbey: series 2 scripts downton abbey: series 1 scripts ambition sweet alternative pomegranates and roses: my persian family recipes download running my life poppy day mullahs without mercy pies glorious pies j sheekey cook book the life and times of call the midwife: the official companion to series one and two prashad cookbook: indian vegetarian cooking everybody’s hacked off: why we don’t have the press we deserve and what to do about it wings: one hundred years of british aerial warfare war memorial the chronicles of downton abbey a brilliant little operation: the cockleshell heroes and the most courageous raid of ww2 american dream machine the chimp paradox seventy times seven blood and feathers nancy: the story of lady astor the edge: how the best get better among the hoods: my years with a teenage 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Eric Ambler

 

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, while in his spare time he worked on his ambition to become a playwright. His first novel was published in 1936 and as his reputation as a novelist grew he turned to writing full time. During the war he was seconded to the Army Film Unit, where he wrote, among other projects, The Way Ahead with Peter Ustinov.

He moved to Hollywood in 1957 and during his eleven years there scripted some memorable films, including A Night to Remember and The Cruel Sea, which won him an Oscar nomination.

In a career spanning over sixty years, Eric Ambler wrote nineteen novels and was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award for Passage of Arms in 1960. He was married to Joan Harrison, who wrote or co-wrote many of Alfred Hitchcock’s screenplays – in fact Hitchcock organized their wedding. Eric Ambler died in London in October 1998.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The Dark Frontier (1936)
Uncommon Danger (1937), US title: Background to Danger
Epitaph for a Spy (1938)
Cause for Alarm (1938)
The Mask of Dimitrios (1939), US title: A Coffin for Dimitrios
Journey into Fear (1940)
Judgment on Deltchev (1952)
The Schirmer Inheritance (1953)
The Night-Comers (1956), also published as State of Siege
Passage of Arms (1959); Gold Dagger Award
The Light of Day (1962), also published as Topkapi; Edgar Award for Best Novel, 1964
A Kind of Anger (1964)
Dirty Story (1967)
The Intercom Conspiracy (1969), also published as The Quiet Conspiracy
The Levanter (1972); Gold Dagger Award
Doctor Frigo (1974)
Send No More Roses (1977), US title: The Siege of the Villa Lipp
The Care of Time (1981)

 

 

 

 

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Here Lies
 

Eric Ambler’s autobiography Here Lies is a rare glimpse inside the mind of one of our greatest thriller writers. Here the famously recalcitrant Ambler recounts the experiences that shaped his life and work with the same extraordinary skill and thrilling pace that made his novels worldwide bestsellers.

His South London childhood; his brief engineering career, which he gave up to work in theater; his time as an advertising copywriter; the publication of his revolutionary spy novels in the 1930s and ’40s, his service in the film division of the British War Office during World War II, which allowed him to write his first screenplays; and his postwar renown as the leading writer in the genre on both sides of the Atlantic.

In these pages this masterful spy novelist has composed a compelling and insightful examination of his life.

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Judgment on Deltchev
 

British playwright Foster is the toast of London’s West End theatres and it’s no surprise when he is hired by an American newspaper publisher to cover the high-profile trial of Yordan Deltchev for treason. But all is not as it seems and he is soon drawn into a bewildering web of plots and counter-plots. Foster knows he is a pawn… but in whose game?

Accused of membership in the sinister Officer Corps Brotherhood and of masterminding an assassination plot, Deltchev’s trial is clearly for show. But when Foster meets Madame Deltchev, the accused’s powerful wife, he suddenly become enmeshed in more life-threatening intrigue than he could have imagined.

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The Schirmer Inheritance
 

Former WWII bomber pilot George Cary is looking forward to a glittering legal career but a chance discovery in what appears to be a dead-end case will leave him fighting for survival.

It wasn’t anyone’s idea of a glamorous first assignment. Newly minted lawyer George Cary, was given the task of going through the tons of files on the Schneider Johnson case, just to make sure nothing had been overlooked. But George did discover something among the false claims and dead-end leads that connect a deserter from Napoleon’s defeated army to a guerrilla fighter in post-war Greece, and lead Cary himself into a dangerous situation where his own survival will depend more on what he learned in the army than anything he learned in law school.

 

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The Night-Comers
 

Steve Fraser was looking forward to an idyllic final weekend on the Southeast Asian island of Sunda, but things don’t quite go to plan.

All in all Fraser had enjoyed his three-year stint in Sunda, and he’d been well compensated. But the former Dutch colony is newly independent, and not entirely stable. When an opposition faction with fundamentalist Islamic leanings are making moves to overthrow the government. And instead of enjoying a sybaritic weekend with the beautiful Rosalie, Fraser finds himself trapped with her by a fanatical group who’ve taken over the country’s radio station and made their headquarters in his friend Jebb’s apartment. As the government launches a counterattack, the couple are forced to dodge bullets and the shifting loyalties of the coup’s lieutenants if they are to survive.

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The Intercom Conspiracy
 

Thirty years after Eric Ambler introduced the world to unlikely hero, academic and novelist Charles Latimer in The Mask of Dimitrios, Latimer returns in The Intercom Conspiracy.

Now a bestselling author promoting a new book, Latimer steps in to help Theodore Carter, the hapless, hard-drinking editor of international political newspaper Intercom. A small paper suddenly publishing big secrets, Intercom has recently been purchased and the once frivolous publication is causing a stir. Carter suspects something is amiss and sets about investigating his mysterious new bosses and the sources of the suddenly serious secrets he’s publishing.

As Latimer and Carter get closer to the truth, they realize they’re jeopardizing more than just their careers.

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The Levanter
 

Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award

Syria, 1970. Michael Howell has kept his family’s Middle Eastern business enterprises going through a decade of takeovers, war, and revolution, but he is about to meet his deadliest challenge yet.

Howell is working late with his office manager and mistress, Teresa, when the pair discover men working overtime—producing unauthorized bombs for the Palestine Action Force. The guerrilla terrorist group is not deterred by their discovery—rather, they enlist Howell and Teresa’s unwilling help in carrying out their plan.

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Doctor Frigo
 

Dr. Ernesto Castillo has shunned politics and public life since the assassination of his father, a charismatic Central American revolutionary, but when the rising leader of his father’s party comes calling Castillo is drawn into a world he thought he’d left behind.

Charismatic leader Manuel Villegas, hopes to put Dr. Castillo to work as a rallying figure for the elder Castillo’s supporters, who are still numerous and necessary to help Villegas win power in a planned coup. Ignoring advice from his mistress, herself a master of political games, the doctor stumbles forward, risking his profession—and then his life.

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Send No More Roses
 

Noted criminologist Frits Krom has built a career on studying “The Able Criminal”. Virtually uncatchable, he strikes with no discernible pattern or method, and flies below the radar of crime syndicates and law enforcement agencies alike.

Krom knows that Paul Firman, the director of an ostensibly legitimate international investment firm, is in fact an expert in tax avoidance and a textbook Able Criminal. Krom is surprised when Firman agrees to an interview with Krom and his colleagues at his secluded villa on the French Riviera. But it soon becomes evident that the host and his guests are under siege by a third party, one whose motives and violent intentions are unclear. If they are to survive, the criminal and the criminologists will have to band together.

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The Care of Time
 

One Monday, Robert Halliday receives a bomb threat in the mail. Two days later, the bomb arrives—accompanied by an offer of employment from one Karliss Zander, an international fixer. Unless Halliday agrees to help him edit the memoirs of a 19th century Russian terrorist and ghostwrite an exposé of modern terrorist governments, Zander will detonate the bomb.

For the sake of self-preservation, Halliday joins the project—but quickly discovers that Zander requires more than mere literary assistance: He and his daughter are in mortal peril from a Middle Eastern terrorist group. Now tangled in this massive international web of danger, Halliday wonders if it wouldn’t have been far less painful if that bomb had just gone off.

The Care of Time, Eric Ambler’s final novel, is a carefully constructed, utterly absorbing story of intrigue and suspense, one of the most acclaimed works of his more than sixty year career.

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The Light of Day
 

Arthur Simpson – ‘British to the core’, but without a passport to prove it – lives in Athens, scraping by as a driver, journalist and petty thief. When Simpson spots Harper at the airport he recognises him as a tourist new to the city and in need of a private driver. But an ill-judged attempt to relieve Harper of his traveller’s cheques reveals him to be a highly sophisticated criminal, and entangles Simpson in a complex double blackmail. Simpson becomes an unwilling member of an armed gang in Istanbul, tasked with driving a suspicious car across the border. Soon he is an even less willing agent for the Turkish secret police, who suspect Harper of planning a coup – but his plans are far more audacious than that, and Simpson is in very deep water indeed.The Light of Day won the Edgar Award for best novel in 1964, and was the basis for the classic film Topkapi. Like much of Ambler’s finest work, the novel focuses on an innocent man caught in a web of intrigue and deceit, and Simpson is one of the most memorable heroes in any classic thriller.

 

Published: The British Library, 10th March 2016

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Epitaph for a Spy
 

EPITAPH FOR A SPY

 

Josef Vadassy, a Hungarian refugee and language teacher living in France, is enjoying his first break for years in a small hotel on the Riviera. But when he takes his holiday photographs to be developed at a local chemists, he suddenly finds himself mistaken for a Gestapo agent and a charge of espionage is levelled at him. To prove himself innocent to the French police, he must discover which one of his fellow guests at his pension is the real spy. As he desperately tries to uncover the true culprit’s identity, Vadassy must risk his job, his safety and everything he holds dear.

‘Unquestionably our best thriller writer ever’ Graham Greene

‘A genuine classic’ The Times

 

Published: Penguin, 28th May 2009

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Journey Into Fear
 

JOURNEY INTO FEAR

 

It is 1940 and Mr Graham, a quietly-spoken engineer and arms expert, has just finished high-level talks with the Turkish government. And now somebody wants him dead. The previous night three shots were fired at him as he stepped into his hotel room, so, terrified, he escapes in secret on a passenger steamer from Istanbul. As he journeys home – alongside, among others, an entrancing French dancer, an unkempt trader, a mysterious German doctor and a small, brutal man in a crumpled suit – he enters a nightmarish world where friend and foe are indistinguishable. Graham can try to run, but he may not be able to hide for much longer …

 

Published: Penguin, 28th May 2009

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Cause For Alarm
 

CAUSE FOR ALARM

 

Nicky Marlow needs a job. He’s engaged to be married and the employment market in Britain in 1937 is pretty slim. So when his fiancée points out the position with an English armaments manufacturer in Italy, he jumps at the chance. Soon after he arrives, however, he learns the sinister truth about his predecessor’s departure and finds himself courted by two agents with dangerously different agendas. In the process, Marlow realizes that it’s not so simple just to do the job he’s paid for – not in fascist Italy, on the eve of a world war.

 

Published: Penguin, 28th May 2009

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Uncommon Danger
 

UNCOMMON DANGER

 

Kenton’s career as a journalist depends on his facility with languages, his knowledge of European politics and his quick judgement. Where his judgement sometimes fails him, however, is in his personal life. When he travels to Nuremberg to investigate a story about a top-level meeting of Nazi officials, he inadvertently finds himself on a train bound for Austria after a bad night of gambling. Stranded with no money, Kenton jumps at the chance to earn a fee helping a refugee smuggle securities across the border. Yet he soon discovers that the documents he holds have far more than cash value – and that they could cost him his life …

‘A crackerjack spy story, jammed with action, intrigue, thrills and super-villainy’ Saturday Review

‘If you want to experience the feel of the Continent in the 1930s, you will find few better guides’ – Robert Harris

 

Published: Penguin, 28th May 2009

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The Mask of Dimitrios
 

THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS

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.

 

Published: Penguin, 28th May 2009

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