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The mask of Dimitrios

Eric Ambler

The mask of Dimitrios

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Published by Hodder and Stoughton in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1939.

StatementEric Ambler.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18482713M
ISBN 100340178140
OCLC/WorldCa2355592


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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 /5().

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.

Travelling abroad whilst he /5(). The Mask of Dimitrios book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel leads Charles Lati /5. The Mask of Dimitrios is a relative rarity for its time in that it follows Eric Ambler's book faithfully.

The only major change is to accommodate Peter Lorre. In the book the character was an English writer; here he has been made Dutch to cover Lorre's accent. No big deal Another minor difference is the hapless bureaucrat Dimitrios hustles.

Near the beginning of The Mask of Dimitrios, his most celebrated novel, he gives a terse account of the final weeks of the Greco-Turkish war and the sack of Smyrna (soon to become Izmir).

The Mask of Dimitrios is a relative rarity for its time in that it follows Eric Ambler's book faithfully. The only major change is to accommodate Peter Lorre. In the book the character was an English writer; here he has been made Dutch to cover Lorre's accent.

No big deal Another minor difference is the hapless bureaucrat Dimitrios hustles/5. Mask Of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler. Publication date Topics BBC Radio Fascinated by the story, Latimer decides to retrace his steps across Europe and gather material for a new book.

Fascination tips over into The mask of Dimitrios book as he gradually discovers more about his subject's shadowy history - involving murder, prostitution, political.

Intriguing story that begins with curiosity. Latimer is curious about Dimitrios and an adventure begins. After reading the novel check out the film noir version The Mask of Dimitrios. I think the casting stayed very true to the book with the exception of Latimer being Dutch.

(Probably to explain Peter Lorre's accent but otherwise he fits the bill.)/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 feature-length film, The Mask of Dimitrios.

References This article about an adventure novel of Author: Eric Ambler. 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.

Travelling abroad whilst he /5(). 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 drama features Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott. Directed by Jean Negulesco. With Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, Faye Emerson. Mystery writer Cornelius Leyden becomes intrigued when the murdered body of a vicious career criminal washes up in the Bosphorus/10(3K).

The Mask of Dimitrios Charles Latimer was a lecturer in political economy in England. In his mids he began to write detective stories, and became successful enough to make a new career.

While traveling abroad in Turkey he Cited by: 2. Editions for The Mask of Dimitrios: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Kindle Edition published Cited by: 2.

Eric Ambler has 62 books on Goodreads with ratings. Eric Ambler’s most popular book is The Mask of Dimitrios (Charles Latimer, #1). 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 subjects 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.

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/5(). 21 quotes from The Mask of Dimitrios (Charles Latimer, #1): ‘Yet, when these facts are seen side by side with other facts in the case, it is difficult no.

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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. Ambler's best known works are probably The Mask of Dimitrios () (published in the US under the title A Coffin for Dimitrios), which was made into a film inand The Light of Day (), filmed in as Topkapi.

He was also a successful Born: Eric Clifford Ambler, 28 JuneLondon. After the war Ambler was screenwriter for the Rank organization and starting from he published a number of novels with Charles Rodda under the pseudonym Eliot Reed.

Several of his novels were made into films, including A Coffin for Dimitrios inJourney into Fear inand Topkapi in The Mask of Dimitrios is an adaptation of Eric Ambler's novel A Coffin for Dimitrios directed by Rumanian-American director Jean Negulescu. A corpse of a man is found washed up on a sea shore somewhere in Bulgaria, which apparently is of Dimitrios Makropoulos, a sought after by the police of various European countries notorious criminal.

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). Book Club: The Mask of Dimitrios Posted on 22nd March by Eric Ambler Our Waterstones Book Club choice this week is the gripping thriller The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler.

Origins of an Obsession. A Frenchman named Chamfort, who should have known better, once said that chance was a nickname for Providence. "The Mask of Dimitrios" may get bogged down with its storytelling structure, but don't let that keep you from enjoying yet another amazing encounter between Greenstreet and Lorre%.

The Mask of Dimitrios by Ambler, Eric and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at 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.

Dimitrios was dead. His name was being crossed off police files from Smyrna to Paris. And that would have been that. But Latimer was a detective-story writer and the chronological gaps in Dimitrios's police record were a challenge to his professional ingenuity, a chance to pursue at last a real-life - but at the same time safely academic - line of detection.4/5(18).

Get this from a library. The mask of Dimitrios. [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. The Mask of Dimitrios: Eric Ambler: Books - Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists /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.

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For the Warners are proved masters of such grisly tales as Mr. Ambler writes and the latter's "A Coffin for Dimitrios," peg for this picture, was a pip of a book, we hear. 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. The Mask of Dimitrios once drew attention for its flashback structure, at a time when some film reviewers believed that movies with multiple flashbacks began with Citizen Kane.

Of course, the weakness of flashback-heavy stories is that, without Kane- like clues to the contrary, we naturally assume that everything in the flashbacks is just as. Get this from a library. The mask of Dimitrios. [Eric Ambler] -- A mystery writer becomes intrigued by stories of Dimitrios Makropoulos, a notorious criminal who has committed blackmail, thievery, murder and high treason, and whose dead body has been found washed.

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. Peters reveals that Dimitrios. The Mask of Dimitrios takes place in Istanbul, ca. where some children find a bloated dead body on a beach. The police arrive, and ID the victim as Dimitrios Makropoulos (Zachary Scott) based on a patch with his name on the inside of the victim’s l Haki of the Turkish police notes that Dimitrios died of a stab wound to the stomach.Written before the outbreak of the 2nd World War, A Coffin for Dimitrios is an interesting tale about an author who by chance manages to see the body of a dead criminal named Dimitrios.

Intrigued by this, the narrator decides to put off writing his next book and instead pursue the murky history of this dead criminal/5.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 not for the fact that the script bogs down in talk a bit too Brand: Warner Archives.