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His father was involved with crime and its punishment through his work as an official in the Lord Chancellor’s department; Bentley’s own classical education, followed by three years studying history at Oxford, insisted upon the importance of clear, grammatical speech and orderly ideas; in his period in chambers when qualifying as a barrister, he came into contact with the ponderous engines of judgment and witnessed the difficulties to be encountered encompassing the subtle complexities of truth; and finally, he had acquired the habit of summoning words to order in his capacity as a daily journalist.

14 100 Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction screenplays: The Way Ahead, 1944 (with Peter Ustinov); United States, 1945; The October Man, 1947; The Passionate Friends: One Woman’s Story, 1949; Highly Dangerous, 1950; The Clouded Yellow, 1950; The Magic Box, 1951; Gigolo and Gigolette, 1951; Encore, 1951; The Card, 1952; Rough Shoot, 1953; The Cruel Sea, 1953; Lease of Life, 1954; The Purple Plain, 1954; Yangtse Incident, 1957; A Night to Remember, 1958; The Wreck of the Mary Deare, 1959; Love Hate Love, 1970.

By the end of the war, he was a lieutenant colonel and had been awarded an American Bronze Star. His wartime experience led to a highly successful career as a screenwriter. He later spent eleven years in Hollywood before moving to Switzerland in 1968. Meanwhile, he resumed novel writing with Judgment on Deltchev (1951), the first of his postwar novels. In 1981, he was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Analysis • At the beginning of his career, Eric Ambler knew that his strengths were not in the construction of the ingenious plots required in detective fiction.

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