Eric Ambler: Where to Start?

With an incredible career spanning sixty years, and a variety of works covering fiction and non-fiction, we thought an introductory guide might be helpful in knowing where to start.


Published today – ‘Waiting for Orders’ by Eric Ambler

We’re delighted to announce the publication of our penultimate Eric Ambler thriller, Waiting for Orders. Unlike many of Ambler’s previous novels, this book is comprised of nine short stories which span the career of the master thriller writer. What makes this book even more interesting is the close link one feels to the author himself […]


Eric Ambler: A Life in Pictures

We love it when new things land on our desk, a book delivery of the latest proofs maybe (it’s like Christmas) or, fresh, exciting information about our authors. We recently received a set of Eric Ambler’s personal photographs and what made these such a special find were that the captions were written by the man himself. […]


Ambler, Harrison, Hitchcock – the killer combination

Some of you might have known that Eric Ambler had some serious screenwriting credits to his name and even bagged an Oscar nomination. But did you know that the other half of this screen-writing power-couple – his wife Joan Harrison – has co-written 6 of Hitchcock’s immortal films and been his associate producer? Here’s a […]


Author Simon Brett shares his knowledge of thriller writer Eric Ambler

ERIC AMBLER    Eric Ambler was born in 1909 and I was fortunate enough to meet him a few years before he died in 1998. I sat next to him at a dinner of the Detection Club, which he had joined as a member in 1952. So Eric Ambler’s life spanned the so-called ‘Golden Age’ […]


A selection of Eric Ambler’s letters from World War Two

These extracts are taken from the letters which Eric Ambler sent to his first wife, Louise Crombie, during World War Two. A talented thriller writer, Eric Ambler demonstrates the same skill in these letters and offers an intriguing and moving account of the war.


Q&A with our cover designer, Stuart Bache

We pose a few questions to cover designer, Stuart Bache, following the success of his Eric Ambler and John Creasey jackets. (We are looking forward to publishing more from him soon!)


Eric Ambler is Re-Published by Ipso Books

Great news, we have now re-published seven of Eric Ambler’s spy novels. He is known by many, though not as many as deserved, as a talented spy/thriller writer. Eric Ambler wrote a kind of fiction that foresaw, not only the future political movements which were tense to say the least, but also the way in […]