Tea Tonic and Toxin: Mystery and Thriller Podcast and Book Club

ERIC AMBLER

A Coffin for Dimitrios /
The Mask of Dimitrios

The intricate plot, morally complex characters, and exploration of the human psyche in A COFFIN FOR DIMITRIOS (THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS) (1939) make it one of the first modern suspense thrillers. Eric Ambler paved the way for such writers as John Le Carré, Len Deighton, and Robert Ludlum. It’s one of TIME Magazine’s 100 best mystery and thriller books of all time.

Read: Buy the book on Amazon.

Reflect: Check out the conversation starters below.

Weigh In: Speak up, and you might get an on-air shout out and a fabulous sticker!

Subscribe: Never miss an episode!

The Mask of Dimitrios - A Coffin for Dimitrios - Eric Ambler

Start Reading!

At no extra cost to you, Tea, Tonic & Toxin will earn an affiliate commission if you buy your Tea, Tonic & Toxin books using the button below. Thank you for supporting our labor of love!

Eric Ambler: Conversation Starters

The Mask of Dimitrios - A Coffin for Dimitrios - Eric Ambler
The Mask of Dimitrios - A Coffin for Dimitrios
The Mask of Dimitrios - A Coffin for Dimitrios - Eric Ambler

Before we record our episode on the book, you can check out Tea, Tonic & Toxin conversation starters. Please share your thoughts below!

Eric Ambler: Weigh In

Share your thoughts about the book (or about mysteries, detective stories, thrillers, or our podcast), and we may give you an on-air shoutout AND send you the world’s best sticker! (It is a pretty sweet sticker.)

About Tea, Tonic & Toxin

Tea, Tonic, and Toxin is a book club and podcast for people who love mysteries, detective stories, thrillers, introspection, and good conversation. Each month, your hosts, Sarah Harrison and Carolyn Daughters, will dive into the history of mystery to get a firsthand look at how the mystery genre evolved.

Along the way, we’ll entertain ideas, prospects, theories, doubts, and grudges, along with fabulous guests. And we hope to entertain you, dear friend. We want you to experience the joys of reading some of the best mysteries and thrillers ever written.

Teasers & Tidbits

Who Is Lord Peter Wimsey? Dorothy Sayers Whose Body? Tea Tonic and Toxin Podcast

Who Is Lord Peter Wimsey? Was He Based on a Real Person?

When Dorothy L. Sayers wrote Whose Body? (her debut novel, published in 1923), she introduced a detective who would go on to appear in 10 more novels and five collections of short stories. Lord Peter Wimsey was no ordinary detective, however. Readers of the stories about this character will soon

READ MORE »
The Mysterious Affair at Styles - First Poirot Novel

Agatha Christie’s First Poirot Novel Is Still a Classic

If you’re a fan of Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries, I’m sure you’re already familiar with Hercule Poirot, the eccentric Belgian detective who manages to solve virtually every murder he stumbles across. But did you know The Mysterious Affair at Styles is the novel where he first appears? Seeing the way

READ MORE »
What Are the 39 Steps? Tea Tonic and Toxin Podcast and Book Club

What Are the 39 Steps? The Book Holds the Key …

This detective novel introduces readers to a British mining engineer – Richard Hannay – who has just returned to London from Rhodesia. The story was written by Scottish author John Buchan and published in 1915. The tale is exciting, fast-moving, and action-packed. Not surprisingly, it was adapted into several different

READ MORE »
Trent's Last Case - Detective Philip Trent - Tea Tonic and Toxin Podcast

Detective Philip Trent in Trent’s Last Case

Even though the name of this book is Trent’s Last Case, the novel is actually about the FIRST detective case of detective Philip Trent. Published in 1913, the main character, Philip Trent, is an artist, freelance journalist, and amateur detective sent to report on a case involving the murder of

READ MORE »