Epitaph for a Spy

Epitaph for a Spy

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 28/05/2009
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Josef Vadassy, a Hungarian refugee and language teacher living in France, is enjoying his first break for years in a small hotel on the Riviera. But when he takes his holiday photographs to be developed at a local chemists, he suddenly finds himself mistaken for a Gestapo agent and a charge of espionage is levelled at him. To prove himself innocent to the French police, he must discover which one of his fellow guests at his pension is the real spy. As he desperately tries to uncover the true culprit's identity, Vadassy must risk his job, his safety and everything he holds dear.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141190310
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 180g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 20 mm

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Epitaph for a Spy
Class Act
As with “The Mask of Dimitrios”, although the setting is nearly 100 years ago now, Ambler’s writing makes this feel very timeless. However, unlike Dimitri... READ MORE
Derek Duerden
Epitaph for a Spy
Style and substance
Eric Ambler is acknowledged as the doyen of spy story writers but he is also a master of character and location. This novel is a classic example of his ski... READ MORE
Martin Francis McArthur
Epitaph for a Spy
A great read
I have never read anything by Eric Ambler before but this was a brilliant read. It was a brilliant plot and beautifully written. I will definitely be buyin... READ MORE
Vikki Wastell