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The Saint is back - the thirty-five original books starring the debonair classic crime hero are being republished in print and ebook with new introductions and extra content.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Leslie Charteris was born in Singapore on May 12th, 1907. With his mother and brother, he moved to England in 1919 and attended Rossall School in Lancashire before moving on to Cambridge University to study law. His studies there came to a halt when a publisher accepted his first novel. His third book, entitled Meet the Tiger!, was written when he was twenty years old and published in September 1928. It introduced the world to Simon Templar, aka the Saint.
He continued to write about the Saint until 1983 when the last book, Salvage for the Saint, was published. The books, which have been translated into over thirty languages, number nearly a hundred and have sold over 40 million copies around the world. They’ve inspired, to date, fifteen feature films, three TV series, ten radio series, and a comic strip that was written by Charteris and syndicated around the world for over a decade. He enjoyed travelling but settled for long periods in Hollywood, Florida, and finally in Surrey, England. He was awarded the Cartier Diamond Dagger by the Crime Writers’ Association in 1992, in recognition of a lifetime of achievement. He died the following year.
To find out more about Leslie Charteris and his work, visit www.lesliecharteris.com.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Dated in some ways but still very good. Clearly political views have changed as well and you have to take some of it with a pinch of salt but still enjoyablePublished 3 months ago by MR. R. B
I just want to make a general appreciation of the fact that these wonderful books are back in print - with excellent introductions by crime writers and other enthusiasts. Read morePublished 8 months ago by La rue Verte
Three good easy reading short stories -- now reading them for a second time. I first heard of these in 1952/3 so decided to look to see if they still existedPublished 8 months ago by Fred Mellings
It's another early Saint book (the second in this remastered series, since Charteris himself considered the first volume "Meet - the Tiger! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chris Worth
I'm a 'Saint' addict, and although I may well have read most of the Saint series of novella's I can re-read them again and again. Excellent novels and well written. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Martin Simister
These early Saint stories illustrate just how much the character developed over the years. The youthful Simon Templar shows fighting skills which are worthy of a super hero. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Foden Wheatley