Eric Ambler
Eric Ambler (1909-1998) was a British author of spy fiction and thriller novels as well as being a screenwriter. His novels often involve amateur protagonists forced to be in the company of enemies, consisting of spies and criminals. The protagonist is usually out of his league, but finds a way to pull through in the end. His novels The Mask of Dimitrios, Journey into Fear and The Light of Day (as Topkapi) were adapted to film.

Eric Ambler became a published novelist in 1936 with the novel The Dark Frontier. His final published work was the short story collection Waiting for Orders. Below is a list of Eric Ambler’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Charles Latimer Books


The Mask of Dimitrios(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Intercom Conspiracy(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Valeshoff Books


Uncommon Danger(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cause for Alarm(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Arthur Abdel Simpson Books


The Light of Day(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Gun for Hire(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Dark Frontier(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Epitaph for a Spy(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Journey into Fear(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skytip(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Judgement on Deltchev(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tender to Danger(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Schirmer Inheritance(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Maras Affair(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Charter to Danger(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night-Comers(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passport to Panic(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passage of Arms(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Kind of Anger(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Levanter(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Siege of the Villa Lipp(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doctor Frigo(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Care of Time(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Ability to Kill and Other Pieces(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waiting for Orders(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


To Catch a Spy(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Here Lies Eric Ambler: An Autobiography(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Mask of Dimitrios was also published under the title of A Coffin for Dimitrios. The Intercom Conspiracy was also published as Quiet Conspiracy. Uncommon Danger was also titled Background to Danger. The Light of the Day was also titled Topkapi. This Gun for Hire was also known as Dirty Story: A Further Account of the Life and Adventures of Arthur Abdel Simpson. The Night-Comers was also published as State of Siege. The Siege of the Villa Lipp was also titled Send No More Roses. Waiting for Orders was also published as The Story So Far.

The novels Skytip, Tender to Danger, The Maras Affair, Charter to Danger and Passport to Panic were written as Eliot Reed – a collaborative pen name of Ambler and Charles Rodda. Tender to Danger was also titled Tender to Moonlight.

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