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4.0 out of 5 stars Saint Saga Nş 13, 9 July 2013
Paul Magnussen (Campbell, CA USA) - See all my reviews
Further lightweight but entertaining short stories of the Saint (in the same vein as The Brighter Buccaneer), wherein more mysteries are unravelled, more swindlers swindled, and more beer consumed.

Unlike some of his contemporaries, Charteris appears to have been neither a snob nor an inverted snob (although "The Noble Sportsman" contains some blistering remarks about the Huntin', Shootin' and Fishin' ethos). Politicians, however, get a tremendous series of bloody noses from the Saint books, and captains of industry do not fare well either, as here in "The Sleepless Knight".

Pat and Claud Eustace feature throughout, as usual; and Monty Hayward, Peter Quentin and (briefly) Dicky Tremayne drop in to remind us of old times.

The story "The Uncritical Publisher" is missing from some (especially the British) editions, so be careful which you get.

Variously published as "Boodle" and "The Saint Intervenes".

P.S. For a list of all Charteris's Saint books (in two sections, because of length limitations) see my Listmanias.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Saint Goes On !, 5 Jun 2014
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My very first acquaintance with Simon Templar in 1951 !

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. These books which are not sufficiently well known these days are up there with P G Wodehouse, better than James Bond and much better than almost anything else in their genre.

I know of many people who will tell you that their lives, attitudes and resilience have benefitted from an early acquaintance with Simon Templar. Well, now he's back for a new generation. The Saint Goes On !
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