Book List in Order: 33 titles

  • First published five years after he introduced Arthur Abdel Simpson in the comic thriller "The Light of Day," Eric Ambler turns the spotlight back to his compelling antihero -- a man you can’t help but root for. Arthur Abdel Simpson counts himse...


  • Lewis Page needs money urgently and a way out. He determines to get it from his wealthy brother who lives in a remote region of San Mateo in South America. Upon his arrival, however, he finds his brother desperately ill and in the hands of a notoriou...


  • Vincent Flavius, a millionaire industrialist, charters a cabin cruiser owned by Ross Barnes. Flavius is on the verge of engineering yet another sensational financial coup. Embarkation is set for Cannes, but that is where the trouble begins. Shock aft...


  • Peter Ackland is ordered to rest by his Doctor. He travels to Cornwall and is greeted by Henry Braddock at the door of a cottage below the 'skytip'. Braddock has a revolver in his pocket. Ackland also comes across Nathan Murrison and his valet, who d...


  • A coup d'état in a Caribbean state causes a political storm in the region and even the seemingly impassive and impersonal Doctor Castillo, nicknamed Doctor Frigo, cannot escape the consequences. As things heat up, Frigo finds that both his professio...


  • Charles Burton, journalist, cannot get work past Iron Curtain censors and knows he should leave the country. However, he is in love with his secretary, Anna Maras, and she is in danger. Then the President is assassinated and one of Burton's office wo...


  • A blanket of fog grounds a flight in Brussels and Dr. Andrew Maclaren finds himself sharing a room with a fellow passenger who by morning disappears in suspicious circumstances, leaving behind an envelope hidden under the carpet. Whilst the contents ...



  • Ambler peels back the layers of experience which have affected his life with the familiar skill he uses to unfold the plot of one of his novels. The first paperback publication of the Edgar-winning autobiography....






  • True tales of bloody murder. In The Ability to Kill, Eric Ambler turns his attention to true crime-with an emphasis on murder - in this collection of five essays exploring famously intriguing and disturbing cases of the last few hundred years. He del...



  • The warning message arrived on Monday, the bomb itself on Wednesday. It became a busy week......


  • The “Able Criminal”, as defined by noted criminologist Frits Krom, strikes with no discernible pattern or method, and flies below the radar of crime syndicates and law enforcement agencies alike. He is virtually uncatchable—but Krom...


  • Dr. Frigo is the nickname of Dr. Ernesto Castillo. His father either died or was assassinated and was a leading figure in the Democratic Socialist Party in St. Paul-les Alizes. With his death, leadership in the party would normally fall to Ernesto. ...


  • 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...



  • It is Syria in 1970, three years after the Six Days War. Michael Howell was utterly apolitical and genetically programmed for survival, a Levantine of mixed origin who possessed profitable business enterprises throughout the Middle East and an Italia...


  • in Mysterious Pleasures

    'Show me a man or woman who cannot stand mysteries and I will show you a fool. A clever fool -- perhaps -- but a fool just the same' RAYMOND CHANDLER Ever since its creation in 1953, the Crime Writers' Association has celebrated and champione...


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    All right, I know. You think that I behaved like a clown, panicking at the sight of that C.I.A. bastard. But what you have to remember is that in the space of a few hours I had been snatched, interrogated under duress, roughed up, threatened, burgled...






  • Eric Ambler reprises his greatest character, Arthur Abdel Simpson from Light of Day (aka Topkapi), in an entirely new adventure set in the heart of Africa. Simpson, anti-hero and general cad is up against it again - ''it'' being the injustice of life...


  • Eric Ambler is at the top of his form with A Kind of Anger , which expertly combines a satire of paparazzi-driven media culture with a classic espionage tale filled with breathless suspense. Six weeks ago, Lucia Bernardi fled the Swiss villa where ...


  • Arthur Simpson is a petty thief who is discovered stealing from a hotel room. His victim, however, turns out to be a criminal in a league well above his own and Simpson is blackmailed into smuggling arms into Turkey for use in a major jewel robbery. ...


  • 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. Greg and Doro...


  • All in all Steve Fraser had enjoyed his three-year stint in the former Dutch Southeast Asian colony of Sunda, and he’d been well compensated. But now he was looking forward to a last weekend in the capital before heading home. But Sunda was...


  • It wasn’t anyone’s idea of a glamorous first assignment at a white show law firm. George Cary, former WWII bomber pilot and newly minted lawyer, was given the ignoble task of going through the tons of files on the Schneider Johnson case,...


  • Foster is the toast of London's West End theatres and it's no surprise when the playwright is hired by an American newspaper 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 bewild...



  • A thrilling, intense, and masterfully plotted classic suspense tale from one of the founders of the genre.Returning to his hotel room after a late-night flirtation with a cabaret dancer at an Istanbul boîte, Graham is surprised by an intruder...


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    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...






  • 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 fiance points out the position with an English armaments manufacturer in Italy, he jumps at the chance. Soon after he arrive...


  • 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–...


  • 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...


  • The Dark Frontier launched Eric Ambler’s five-decade career as one of the most influential thriller writers of our time. England, 1935. Physicist Henry Barstow is on holiday when he meets the mysterious Simon Groom, a representative for an...