Judgment on Deltchev

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House of Stratus, Aug 6, 2010 - Fiction - 238 pages
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Foster is hired to cover the trial of Deltchev, who is accused of treason for allegedly being a member of the sinister and secretive Brotherhood and preparing a plot to assassinate the head of state whilst President of the Agrarian Socialist Party and member of the Provisional Government. It is assumed to be a show trial, but when Foster encounters Madame Deltchev the plot thickens, with his and other lives in danger ....

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User Review  - Barbara Ab - Goodreads

Found by chance on a second-hand bookstall: it has been really a nice surprise Ambler is the father of the modern spy story. His post-war anti-Communist novel Judgment on Deltchev (1951), is based on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul Jellinek - Goodreads

The story of a truly Kafkaesque Bulgarian show trial during the icy depths of the Cold War. Ambler was an absolute master of this kind of darkly paranoid writing, and here he is at his peak. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Eric Clifford Ambler was born in London. He wrote plays initially, but these failed to find an appreciative audience so he turned his talents to novels. In time he became established as the "'father of the modern spy novel," which led John Le Carre to later claim Ambler was the "one they all followed." He worked in America as a successful screen writer, but moved to Switzerland in 1969 where he continued to write novels, until returning to England in 1985. His central characters are believable, well-meaning amateur underdogs who somehow overcome extreme adversity to win. His later novels were great commercial successes. Many of his works have been filmed, notably Topkapi. He was awarded four Gold Dagger Awards from the British Crime Writers Association and a Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement in 1986. He was also awarded an Edgar by The Mystery Writers of America and was named as Grand Master in 1975.

 

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