In Paris the Saint falls upon a curious murder; in Amsterdam, he hoists a crook with his own petard; by the Rhine, he deals out justice to a swindler; in the Tyrol, he surprises a rich American; at Lucerne, he is involved in murder; in Juan-les-Pins, he loses an opportunity; and in Rome, he falls prey to terrorists.
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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.
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Book Description Coronet, 1971. Book Condition: Fair. paperback / softback. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88104833
Book Description Coronet Books, New York, 1971. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. The cover and book have parted company but all the pages are intact. A long time ago Esmits put his address label on the fly-leaf. These stories were first published in hardcover in 1953 and include Paris: The Covetous Headsman, Amsterdam: The Angel's Eye, The Rhine: The Rhine Maiden, Tirol: The Golden Journey, Lucerne: The Loaded Tourist, Jaun-Les-Pins: The Spanish Cow and Rome: The Latin Touch. Simon Templar, The Saint, ¿the Robin Hood of modern crime¿, starts out battling crooks that the law can¿t seem to get at. In later years he adapts to the times, battling Nazis during WWII and modern criminals after that. The Saint is introduced to the world in 1928 and, as a character by Charteris, lasted until 1963 and, with other authors writing Saint stories, until 1983. The Saint has an irreverant sense of humour. He makes cutting and off-putting remarks, especially to the villains, and the more tight the corner Simon finds himself in, the zanier the remarks. In the early books the Saint leaves his calling card at the scene of his exploits, a stick figure of a man with a halo, but in the later stories he rarely does this. During the 1920s and early 1930s, The Saint fights European arms dealers, drug runners, and white slavers from his base in London. In the very early Saint books (the first is Meet the Tiger 1928) the style bears more than a passing resemblance to that of Bulldog Drummond (published 1920) with Templar making quips, addressing Patricia Holm as ¿girl¿ while she addresses him as ¿boy¿. He has his own ¿gang¿ as did Drummond. Simon even has his pet villain, Rayt Marius, who is featured in a number of books as is Carl Peterson in the Drummond books. After the early books, which are all set in England, he spends time in the U.S., particularly during WWII, and in a later period travels the world. Bookseller Inventory # 000371
Book Description Coronet, London, 1971. Book Condition: Used - Good. Good paperback. Reprint. Covers remain relatively fresh: bump to base of back cover denting inner pages slightly. Pages yellowed, with stain on fore-edge. Binding tight. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS179760I
Book Description Coronet Books Hodder Paperbacks Ltd., London, 1971. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Thus 2nd Impression. Previous Owner Markings; Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Spine Slightly Cocked; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. SYNOPSIS: The Saint takes a holiday in Europe and the Common Market's commonest villains take fright; In Paris he falls upon a curious murder; In Amsterdam he hoists a crook with his own petard; By the Rhine he metes out justice to a swindler; In Rome he is grabbed by the long arm of the Mafia - at their peril. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001568
Book Description Coronet Books, London, 1971. Pictorial Card Covers. Book Condition: Good. 2nd Impression. Edgewear to spine, rear cover faintly rubbed at edges.Pages lghtly tanned. No inscriptions. Tight, clean copy.192 pp. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 004282