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mask of Dimitrios.

Eric Ambler

mask of Dimitrios.

by Eric Ambler

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Published by Hodder & Stoughton .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesClassics of detection and adventure
The Physical Object
Pagination256p.,20cm
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19325957M

According to his autobiography, The Mask of Dimitrios had the distinction of being the Daily Mail book-of-the-month in the same week Britain and France went to war with Germany, September (p) Throughout the writing Ambler’s working title was A Coffin For Dimitrios, but the publisher and then Hollywood studio preferred the word ‘mask’. A Coffin for Dimitrios Summary Detective novelist Charles Latimer becomes fascinated with the dead villain Dimitrios and on a whim begins to investigate Dimitrios's life. His quest leads him to one of Dimitrios's former partners in the drug business, Mr. Peters, whom Dimitrios double-crossed and sent to jail. Mr. Peters reveals that Dimitrios.

The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler 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. Skilfully combining a searching examination of European corruption with a pulsating quest to uncover the eponymous enigma, The Mask of Dimitrios is the finest of .

The Mask of Dimitrios, aka The Coffin of Dimitrios in the US, “was written during the nominal peace that followed the Munich agreement of ” and “was, inauspiciously, the Daily Mail Book-Of-The-Month for August ”. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler. at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!


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A Coffin for Dimitrios, originally published in England in under the title of A Mask for Dimitrios, is considered his most classic work. The quarrelsome Balkans provided ample material for mystery writers in the period between the two world wars, much as the cold war provided background for John Le Carré and turmoil in the Middle East provides a plentiful backdrop for current authors/5().

I’d heard that 'The Mask of Dimitrios' () (aka 'A Coffin for Dimitrios') was one of his very best. Charles Latimer, an English crime novelist, is in Istanbul where he meets Colonel Haki /5. The Mask of Dimitrios is a novel by Eric Ambler. In the United States it was published as A Coffin for Dimitrios.

It has been adapted as a radio play and made into a Author: Eric Ambler. It was Ambler who created the prototype and the Mask of Dimitrios remains his finest work. In what is the most sincere tribute till date, Ian Fleming mentions in one of his books that it is James Bond's favourite Mask of Dimitrios is a sombre romp through England, Istanbul and most of the Levant, coming full circle in that city created for novelists, by: 2.

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.

The Mask of Dimitrios was written in In the novel, Ambler perpetuated to create another kind of criminal – one with credibility and realistic features. The reader does not ‘see’ Dimitrios until the end of the novel, but Charles Latimer, who writes detective stories, decides to research the bad guy’s life, which puts him in danger.

Two part dramatisation of the novel often cited as Ambler's greatest. English crime novelist Charles Latimer is holidaying in Istanbul when 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.

Despite the consensus that The Mask of Dimitrios is "Ambler's finest novel", as the blurb on the back of the pulpy, now out-of-print Pan Classic Crime edition of 10 years ago put it. Editions for The Mask of Dimitrios: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Kindle Edition published Cited by: 2.

The Mask of Dimitrios The Mask of Dimitrios is a American film noir directed by Jean Negulesco and written by Frank Gruber, based on the novel of the same name written by Eric Ambler (in America the novel was titled A Coffin for Dimitrios). Ambler is known as a major influence on writers and an inventor of the modern thriller genre.

The Mask of Dimitrios is in many ways an old-fashioned, intelligent thriller, displaying all the craft of disciplined good writing. The central character, Latimer, is an academic and writer.

He has written books on economics, but, latterly, has become successful as a writer of popular, well written detective stories/5(). 'Not Le Carré, not Deighton, not Ludlum have surpassed the intelligence, authenticity or engrossing storytelling that established The Mask of Dimitrios as the best of its kind' The TimesEnglish 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 4/5(18). The Mask of Dimitrios is an intricate little conspiracy thriller-cum-film noir that provides a great deal of entertainment value for fans of intrigue and betrayal, all cast in shadowy light that obscures as much as it illuminates.

Indeed, Mask would be a top tier noir entry were it Brand: Warner Archives. Brand new Book. 'Not Le Carre, not Deighton, not Ludlum have surpassed the intelligence, authenticity or engrossing storytelling that established The Mask of Dimitrios as the best of its kind' The.

Buy The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 9 editions - starting at $ Shop now.5/5(1). The Mask of Dimitrios is in many ways an old-fashioned, intelligent thriller, displaying all the craft of disciplined good writing.

The central character, Latimer, is an academic and writer. He has written books on economics, but, latterly, has become successful as a writer of popular, well written detective stories/5().

The Mask of Dimitrios. 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. Widely credited with reviving and improving upon the thriller genre, Eric Ambler () is the author of many suspense, action, and adventure books, including A Coffin for Dimitrios and The Light of Day, both of which were adapted into was also a successful screenwriter, and he wrote the screenplays for The Cruel Sea and the American detective series Checkmate/5(3).

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Penguin Books. Used - Good All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Your purchase supports More Than Words, a nonprofit job training program for youth, empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. But the main thing about reading the book, the primary pleasure unavailable to viewers of the film The Mask of Dimitrios, is that the movie timeframe makes the story more or less a highlight reel/5(40).

In Ian Fleming’s From Russia, with Love (), James Bond whiles away a plane journey to Istanbul by reading a thriller: The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler.

He doesn’t get very far before. A mystery writer named Leyden is intrigued by the tale of notorious criminal Dimitrios Makropolous, whose body was found washed up on the shore in Istanbul.

He decides to follow the career of Dimitrios around Europe, to learn more about the man. Along the way, he is joined by mysterious Mr. Peters, who has his own motivation/10(3K).