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A Coffin for Dimitrios

A Coffin for Dimitrios

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A Coffin for Dimitrios

by Ambler, Eric

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First U.S. Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine/Fine. 8vo., 281pp. Beautiful Stated First American Edition of this high-spot in espionage fiction. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title. Published the same year in the UK as "The Mask of Dimitrios" by Hodder & Stoughton. Bound in gray cloth with titles in red on spine and decoration in reed on front board. Square, tight and clean throughout with little or no wear safe a touch of softness to spine ends but quite minor. Clean interior with no toning or foxing. Very well-preserved. Very attractive unclipped classic dust-jacket ($2.00 net), has very mild wear to the spine ends. Fresh and bright with no chipping, creases, tears or the toning that is common with this jacket. Made into the 1944 film starring Zachary Scott, Peter Lorre and Sidney Greenstreet. A gorgeous collectable copy at a very attractive price. (Hubin, p.7; Steinbrunner & Penzler, p. 8-9).


Eric Ambler is often said to have invented the modern suspense novel. Beginning in 1937, he wrote a series of novels that were touted for their realism, in which he introduced ordinary protagonists who are thrust into political intrigue they are ill prepared to deal with. In the process he paved the way for such writers as John Le Carr?, Len Deighton, and Robert Ludlum. He was awarded four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger from The Crime Writers Association, named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers Association, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth. In addition to his novels, Ambler wrote a number of screenplays, including Rebecca , which he collaborated on with his wife, Joan Harrison. Eric Ambler died in 1998.


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A Coffin for Dimitrios
Ambler, Eric
Hard Cover
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First U.S. Edition
Alfred A. Knopf
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New York
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