RARA-AVIS: Re: Ambler

From: Kate Derie ( katederie@mac.com)
Date: 27 Apr 2002

> Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 11:13:29 -0400
> From: "Anthony Dauer" < anthony.dauer@verizon.net>
> Subject: RE: RARA-AVIS: ambler and dibdin
> Ambler is Fleming's granddaddy and is the pseudonym of Eliot Reed with
> Charles Rodda ...

You've got this half-backwards, Anthony. Eric Ambler is, or rather was, a real person (1909-1998). Eliot Reed is the pseudonym of Eric Ambler in partnership with Charles Rodda. although several of the Reed books were written by Rodda alone. (Source: Hubin's Crime Fiction III)

Interestingly, Fleming was born the year before Ambler but published his first novel in 1953, while Ambler's first came out in 1936.

Kate Derie
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