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Thriller - There was nothing in Foster's career as a playwright that would prepare him for covering a political trial in Eastern Europe. But when he is asked by an American newspaper to report on the trial of Yordan Deltchev, the former leader of the People's Party now facing charges of treason, he cannot resist the challenge. After all, his inexperience will be his strength - allowing him to describe the proceedings with a fresh eye. But he has badly underestimated the world he is about to enter - a world in which naivety and ignorance are extremely dangerous qualities. And when Foster innocently agrees to deliver a letter for Deltchev's daughter, Katerina, he has no idea of the peril that lies ahead... Written in 1951, at the height of the Stalinist show trials in Eastern Europe, Judgment on Deltchev is Eric Ambler's most ambitious and complex novel, described in Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers as 'a seminal work in the history of Cold War fiction'.
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"The maestro is back again, with all his sinister magic intact." -"The New York Times Book Review"
"Genuine excitement . . . neat, brisk and altogether admirable." -"The New Yorker"
""Judgment on Deltchev" is a haunted manse-and you'll venture in at your peril. Once you're there, you'll stay till the end." -"The New York Times
"Vintage Ambler . . . readers of intrigue can settle under their reading lamps with a contented sigh." -"Chicago Tribune"
The maestro is back again, with all his sinister magic intact. The New York Times Book Review
Genuine excitement . . . neat, brisk and altogether admirable. The New Yorker
Judgment on Deltchev is a haunted manse and you ll venture in at your peril. Once you re there, you ll stay till the end. The New York Times
Vintage Ambler . . . readers of intrigue can settle under their reading lamps with a contented sigh. Chicago Tribune"
-The maestro is back again, with all his sinister magic intact.- -The New York Times Book Review
-Genuine excitement . . . neat, brisk and altogether admirable.- -The New Yorker
-Judgment on Deltchev is a haunted manse-and you'll venture in at your peril. Once you're there, you'll stay till the end.- -The New York Times
-Vintage Ambler . . . readers of intrigue can settle under their reading lamps with a contented sigh.- -Chicago Tribune
Eric Ambler began his writing career in the early 1930s, and quickly established a reputation as a thriller writer of extraordinary depth and originality. He is often credited as the inventor of the modern political thriller. Ambler began his working life at an engineering firm, then as a copywriter at an advertising agency, while in his spare time he worked on his ambition to become a playwright. His first novel was published in 1936 and as his reputation as a novelist grew he turned to writing full time. During the war he was seconded to the Army Film Unit, where he wrote, among other projects, The Way Ahead with Peter Ustinov. He moved to Hollywood in 1957 and during his eleven years there scripted some memorable films, including A Night to Remember and The Cruel Sea, which won him an Oscar nomination. In a career spanning over sixty years, Eric Ambler wrote nineteen novels and was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award for Passage of Arms in 1960. He was married to Joan Harrison, who wrote or co-wrote many of Alfred Hitchcock’s screenplays – in fact Hitchcock organized their wedding. Eric Ambler died in London in October 1998.
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