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Epitaph for a Spy

Eric Ambler

Epitaph for a Spy

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Published by Books On Tape .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical,
  • Unabridged Audio - Misc.Nonfiction

  • The Physical Object
    FormatAudio Cassette
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12580583M
    ISBN 105557085491
    ISBN 109785557085496


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Epitaph for a Spy is an excellent thriller, set on a small stage but similar in atmosphere to Alan Furst’s wonderful novels of Europe in the s, which I also recommend. Having authored A Coffin for Dimitrios, and The Light of Day, Eric Ambler is known as one of the father’s of the thriller/5.

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Despite the shortcomings of its plot, "Epitaph for a Spy" is recommended for those who like political/espionage thriller. It is also a terrific character study of a man who is almost driven crazy while trying to solve the all but unsolvable/5(38).

About Epitaph for a Spy 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.

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Epitaph for a Spy In a French village near the Riviera, on the eve of World War II, mild-mannered teacher Josef Vadassy stops to pick up his vacation photos. Before he can admire the fruits of his favorite hobby, he is promptly arrested for espionage.

Buy Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 8 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).

Reviewer: Michael - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - Ap Subject: Epitaph for a spy This is a brillaint whodonit spy novel; one of the best in its genre. A must read for those who like to keep guessing to the end. Epitaph for a Spy is a sly variation on the traditional English country-house murder mystery - a crime has been committed; one of the guests must be.

Epitaph for a Spy. Epitaph for a Spy was published in the year and is a great example of the author’s rather distinctive approach to the spy fiction genre. The hero’s that author Ambler created are not professional spies but were normal people who were caught at the center of normal espionage.

Epitaph for a Spy (Penguin Modern Classics) eBook: Ambler, Eric, Fenton, James: : Kindle Store/5(38). Epitaph for a Spy out of 5 based on 0 Epitaph for a Spy book. 11 reviews.

Ambler is a master of the spy novel, even arguably it's : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. WELCOME TO FRIENDLY!!. What are you looking for Book "Epitaph For A Spy"?Click "Read Now PDF" / "Download", Get it for FREE, Register % Easily. You can read all your books for as long as a month for FREE and will get the latest Books Notifications.

Epitaph for a Spy. Eric Ambler. Penguin Books Limited, His book of poems, "Out of Danger", was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He won the PEN/Pinter Prize for poetry. The award, established by English PEN in memory of Nobel-Laureate playwright Harold Pinter, is presented annually for outstanding literary merit by a.

Because of the wealth of espionage novels that have followed in the last 50+ years, "Epitaph for a Spy" can come off as somewhat corny. The plot line has become something of a classic in itself: the innocent plunged into a morass of intrigue and deviousness well beyond his (her) wit to understand who nonetheless succeeds in winning through/5(60).

Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler starting at $ Epitaph for a Spy has 10 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace. This book by Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning author Peter Lewis is the first full-length study of Amber's life and work.

In it, we get to the heart of the grand master of intrigue through insightful discussions of such popular novels as Epitaph for a Spy, A Coffin for Dimitrios, The Light of Day (on which the well-known film Topkapi is based), and The Siege of the Villa Lipp among many others. Because of the wealth of espionage novels that have followed in the last 50+ years, "Epitaph for a Spy" can come off as somewhat corny.

The plot line has become something of a classic in itself: the innocent plunged into a morass of intrigue and deviousness well beyond his (her) wit to understand who nonetheless succeeds in winning through/5(70). Two part, ponderous and slow dramatisation of Eric Ambler;s clouds of war gather over Europe, Josef Vadassy, a Hungarian refugee and language.

Because of the wealth of espionage novels that have followed in the last 50+ years, "Epitaph for a Spy" can come off as somewhat corny. The plot line has become something of a classic in itself: the innocent plunged into a morass of intrigue and deviousness well beyond his (her) wit to understand who nonetheless succeeds in winning through/5(68).

Epitaph for a Spy is an excellent book, with the southern French setting and characters very vividly described, though it's more of a mystery/detective story than spy fiction in the usual sense.

Popular CategoriesCited by: 2. Ambler was acknowledged as a godfather of spy-novel writers by no less a luminary than John le Carré, but Epitaph for a Spy is by no means an epic. At little over pages, set over a few days in a small coastal resort hotel in the south of France, it is more reminiscent of an Agatha Christie story than a John Grisham thriller.

Editions for Epitaph for a Spy: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ). 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–the American brother and sister, the expatriate Brits, and the German gentleman traveling under at least one assumed name. Folio Society - Epitaph for a Spy ____ The wonderful Folio Society commissioned me for another Eric Ambler book, this time set in southern France, pre war and in the middle of a hot summer - the work was created in the middle of winter so my powers of imagination were well tested.

It has been said that Eric Ambler's first novel, "Dark Frontier," was written as a kind of tongue-in-cheek pastiche of European detective fiction. If that's the case, then "Epitaph for a Spy" can be read as a self-conscious exercise in the Big House genre of crime fiction mastered by Agatha Christie and others.

Epitaph For A Spy by Eric Ambler (Folio Society, £) Finally, the Folio Society has produced a beautiful edition of Eric Ambler 's top-notch thriller Epitaph for a Spy (£). Epitaph for a spy. [Eric Ambler] -- Josef Vadassy, a Hungarian language teacher, decides to break his journey from Nice to Paris at a windswept coastal town where his solitary nightmare begins.

He collects his photographs from the. Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler. Janu by vel veeter Leave a Comment. A spy novel from the early os, but taking place in the s in the lead up to WWII. We follow an almost entirely stateless man–a Hungarian-born man with Yugoslavia passport that came to him through a brokered treaty in the wake of WWI and who finds himself.

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Corral. A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. Epitaph for a Spy audiobook, by Eric Ambler Vadassy was just another name on the guest list at the seedy Mediterranean Hotel until he was accused of spying. Then, suddenly, he was on everybody’s list.

Suspense aplenty fills the pages of Epitaph for a fact, it's the most solidly constructed suspense I've yet read in Ambler's novels. The story itself is a fusion of the classical detective tale and Ambler's own inspired spy thriller format/5(12).

With Colin Jeavons, Sandra Barry, Robert Crewdson, William Fox. Taking some photographs lands Vadassy, a Latvian on holiday, in a very great deal of trouble. Get this from a library. Epitaph for a spy. [Eric Ambler] -- 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.

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Epitaph for a Spy quantity. Add to basket. Description. Josef Vadassy, a Hungarian refugee and language teacher living in. Looking for books by Eric Ambler. See all books authored by Eric Ambler, including Espionage: Three Great Spy Novels in One Volume: A Coffin For Dimitrios, Judgement On Deltchev and Passage of Arms, and The Mask of Dimitrios, and more on With Peter Cushing, Vivienne Burgess, Philip Dale, Philip Leaver.

In France, an innocent photographer is arrested for espionage. Read "Epitaph for a Spy" by Eric Ambler available from Rakuten Kobo. When Josef Vadassy arrives at the Hotel de la Reserve at the end of his Riviera holiday, he Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

This book by Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning author Peter Lewis is the first full-length study of Amber's life and work. In it, we get to the heart of the grand master of intrigue through insightful discussions of such popular novels as Epitaph for a Spy, A Coffin for Dimitrios, The Light of Day (on which the well-known film Topkapi is based.

Eric Ambler: A Crime Reader's Guide to the Classics. Revisiting the Father of the Modern Thriller. Septem These books were often rousing adventures, but filled with improbabilities, both of plot and character, plus a hearty jingoism and a well of right-wing, Old World prejudice that would curl your hair today.

Epitaph for a SpyAuthor: Neil Nyren. epitaph for a spy by Eric Ambler ‧ RELEASE DATE: Ma From the more sombre, sinister Judgment on Deltchev, Coffin for Dimitrios, etc. this offers a lighter variant of the spy stalk in the dilemma of Monsieur Vadassy, a timid teacher of languages vacationing in Nice, who is arrested as a spy and used as an accessory by the Naval.Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler is due to be published on 5th September £ The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham Considered one of the finest thrillers in the English language, The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham is the gripping story of a Author: Ayo Onatade.Description of the book "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.