10.12.08 Victoria Gallagher writing in The Bookseller
Penguin has acquired five "remarkable and prescient" thrillers by Eric Ambler, who died in 1998. Simon Winder, publishing director bought the rights from Simon Clegg at Owatonna Media.
The five novels will be republished as Penguin Modern Classics in May 2009 in time for what would have been Ambler's 100th birthday.
Ambler has been called the inventor of the spy thriller. His bestselling novels have previously been made into films.