Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler
(Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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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. When the film he drops off at the chemist reveals photographs he has not taken, Vadassy finds himself the object of intense suspicion. The result is anything but the rest he had been hoping for.




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About Eric Ambler

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Eric Ambler was born in London in 1909. Before turning to writing full-time, he worked at an engineering firm, and wrote copy for an advertising agency. His first novel was published in 1936. During the course of his career, Ambler was awarded two Gold Daggers, a Silver Dagger, and a Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain, named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers Association of America, and made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. In addition to his novels, Ambler wrote a number of screenplays, including A Night to Remember and The Cruel Sea, which won him an Oscar nomination. Eric Ambler died in 1998.
 
Published December 10, 2008 by Vintage. 272 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Horror. Fiction

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Lighter variant of the spy stalk in the dilemma of a timid teacher of languages vacationing in Nice, arrested as a spy and used by Naval Intelligence to find the camera that precipitated the predicament.

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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 Intelligence to find ...

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