The Best Eric Ambler Books

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Vote for the Eric Ambler novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.
List of the best Eric Ambler books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Eric Ambler is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Eric Ambler who want to know which novels they should start reading first. Join these spies on their secret missions as they stop the bad guys and save the world. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.This list has a variety of books, like Cause for Alarm and Passage of Arms, in it. What are Eric Ambler's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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  • Journey Into Fear
    34 votes
    • Subjects: Popular literature, Espionage, Great Britain
    • Genres (Book): Suspense, Mystery, Fiction
  • A Coffin for Dimitrios
    38 votes
    • First Published: 1939
    • Subjects: Popular literature, Espionage, Police procedural
    • Genres (Book): Suspense, Mystery, Fiction
  • Passage of Arms
    Eric Ambler
    14 votes
    • First Published: 1959
    • Subjects: Espionage, Southeast Asia
    • Genres (Book): Fiction, Spy fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Mask of Dimitrios
    24 votes
    • Subjects: Espionage, Adventure
  • State of Siege
    Eric Ambler
    23 votes
    • Subjects: Espionage, Adventure
    • Genres (Book): Fiction
  • Background to danger
    13 votes
    • Subjects: Popular literature, Espionage, Europe, Smuggling, British Cuisine
    • Genres (Book): Fiction, Fantasy