A Coffin for Dimitrios
A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel with a penchant for British crime novels leads mystery writer Charles Latimer into a world of sinister political and criminal maneuvers throughout the Balkans in the years between the world wars. Hoping that the career of the notorious Dimitrios, whose body has been identified in an Istanbul morgue, will inspire a plot for his next novel, Latimer soon finds himself caught up in a shadowy web of assassination, espionage, drugs, and treachery.
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Review: A Coffin for Dimitrios (Charles Latimer #1)User Review - Richard - Goodreads
For a deeper examination, I recommend Ron's review. I will add: Ambler is the grandfather of the psychological espionage novel, according to no less than Alan Furst, the current grand-master of the ... Read full review
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