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Fleming Literary acquires John Creasey

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. The five titles to be published are: Journey into Fear, Epitaph for a Spy, The Mask of Dimitrios, Cause for Alarm and Uncommon Danger.

Ambler has been called the inventor of the spy thriller. His bestselling novels have previously been made into films.
As written in The Bookseller, 10/12/2008

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Owatonna Media International announces that following a transaction with Coolabi Plc during march 2009, it has acquired an exclusive master licence for all radio and audio rights in all 700+ titles written by authors Eric Ambler, Michael Innes and John Creasey.
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