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.
A film adaptation was released under the original British title, The Mask Of Dimitrios, in 1944 starring Peter Lorre & Sydney Greenstreet.
Title: A Coffin For Dimitrios (UK title: The Mask Of Dimitrios)
Author: Eric Ambler
Imprint & Number: Pocket 232
Cover price: none
Publication date: 1943
Cover artist: uncredited
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