Monday, August 7, 2017

8/7/1940 Eric Ambler introduces a gentleman poet

August 7, 1940.  Eric Ambler was a great author of thriller and spy novels.  On this date Sketch magazine published one of his few short stories.  "The Adventure of the Gentleman Poet" was one of six tales he wrote about Dr. Jan Czissar, a Czech refugee who helped Scotland yard.


  1. I read a couple of these in EQMM or another mystery/tec monthly short story magazine. Czissar was quite a character.

  2. Oddly, perhaps, the collection appears to be OP...but there are used booksellers.