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The Saint's Getaway - SIGNED, INSCRIBED & DRAWING - Leslie Charteris
1973 UK paperback third edition, published by Coronet in London
Dedicated and signed with very best wishes, sincerely Leslie Charteris 74.3.3 with a drawing of the St stickman image !
A VG+ book in nice collectable condition
The book is tight and square and feels unread

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Salvage for the Saint by Leslie Charteris
1983 English hardback first edition, first impression published by Hodder and Stoughton in London
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dust jacket
Clean cloth , tight and square, very small neat name and date to endpaper
A solid tight book - really clean
The jacket has no loss or tears etc very bright

A lovely copy of what is generally regarded to be one of the rarest of the late titles
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The Saint in Pursuit written by Leslie Charteris
1971 English hardback first edition, first impression published by Hodder and Stoughton in London
A near fine book in like unclipped dust jacket
The book is clean and tight, no names or stamps etc
The jacket has no loss, or tears, clean and tidy

A clean solid copy of a rare book and a bargain !
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The Saint and the Templar Treasure
1979 UK first hardback first edition, first impression, Hodder, London
A near fine book in VG++ unclipped dust jacket
Tight and solid book, no names or stamps
Jacket is clean and bright, light rubs to extremities
A very tidy copy of a rare book
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The Saint and the People Importers - Leslie Charteris
1971 UK first hardback edition, first impression, Hodder, London
A fine book book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper
Tight clean and square book with non names or stamps etc
The jacket has no loss or tears clean and bright
A really nice copy of a very uncommon book and well below retail price
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Send for the Saint
1977 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hodder, London
A fine book in VG++ to near fine unclipped dustwrapper
Tight and square, clean and bright, very small neat name and date to endpaper corner
The jacket is with loss etc, clean and bright, one rub to rear panel
A very nice copy of a rare late title, one of the few which didn't go to public library
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Saint Errant - Leslie Charteris
c1950s UK hardback Thriller Book Club edition
A VG+ book in unclipped dustwrapper
No names inscriptions or stamps etc
The jacket shows some loss to spine ends and some edge wear, still looks good in the removable film cover
A solid period reading copy
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Thieves' Picnic - Leslie Charteris
1937 British hardback first edition, first impression published by Hodder and Stoughton in London
A near VG book sadly lacking dust jacket
Tight and solid book with clean pages, no names etc
The cloth has some rubbing to edges etc
A reasonable copy and a bargain !
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Saint Overboard
1936 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hodder, London
A VG+ book sadly without dustwrapper
Just minor rubs to edges, nice clean contents
Still tight and square
A scarce book in this condition
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Getaway
1932 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hodder and Stoughton, London
A VG+ book sadly lacking dust jacket
Tight and square, clean contents and cloth, slight tan to edges
Boards clean and tidy
A nice copy of a scarce book
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Paperbacks & Bargain Reading Copies !

The Saint Bids Diamonds - Thieves' Picnic - Leslie Charteris
1964 UK Hodder paperback later edition published in London
A nice bright copy
A little minor wear, still fresh

Simon Templar and Hoppy Uniatz weren't out for trouble. So a barroom fight, a gorgeous girl, or the murderous Reuben Graner and his gang was a surprise!
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Vendetta for the Saint
1967 UK paperback later edition published by Hodder & Stoughton, London
A very tidy copy, just light rubs
Tight and solid

Simon Templar is annoyed when a fight spoils his meal of lobster in Naples
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Alias the Saint - Leslie Charteris
1962 UK Hodder paperback later edition published in London
A nice tight copy, light wear to spine
Usual period paper tan - great cover artwork

A locked room mystery in London and pirates operating from an Inn in South Wales!
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The Saint Plays with Fire - Prelude to War
1963 UK paperback later edition published by Hodder & Stoughton, London
A lovely copy, celan and tidy, well cared for
Tight and solid

A nice quiet night time drive in the English countryside is interrupted when Simon Templar and Patricia Holm hear a worrying radio broadcast from France by a would-be dictator
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The Saint Versus Scotland Yard - The Holy Terror - Leslie Charteris
1973 UK Pan paperback later edition published in London
A clean reading copy, light rubs to cover
A decent reading copy

Originally published in 1932 as The Holy Terror
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The Saint to the Rescue
1965 English paperback later edition published by Hodder & Stoughton, London
A solid readers book
Tight and solid

Involved with everythig from haunted ladies to a Candy King in California
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Thanks to the Saint - Leslie Charteris
1961 UK Hodder paperback edition published London
A clean reading copy, rub to cover
Light rubbing and wear, still solid though

Nothing ordinary ever happens to our hero
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Call for the Saint
1961 English paperback later edition published by Hodder & Stoughton, London
A lovely book
Clean covers tight and solid

The continuing adventures of Simon Templar
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The Saint Meets His Match - Leslie Charteris
1968 UK Hodder paperback edition published London
A readers copy, age tan to edges and rear cover
Light rubbing and wear, still solid though
Our hero breaks up a crime ring and saves a beautiful woman from a murder charge
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The Ace of Knaves written by Leslie Charteris
1958 English paperback later edition published by Hodder & Stoughton, London
A solid reading copy, some paper ageing
Clean cover, light wear and surface crease
Murderer in Chelsea with Spanish connections, a beautiful female smuggler and a blackmailer
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The Saint on TV - Leslie Charteris
1970 UK first Pan paperback edition published London
A particularly nice copy, bright solid and fresh
The book feels unread
A lovely copy
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The Saint in New York written by Leslie Charteris
1964 English paperback later edition published by Hodder & Stoughton, London
A solid reading copy, some light paper ageing
Clean covers, a nicer than normal copy
A solid readers copy and a less common title
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The Saint Goes West
1961 UK Hodder paperback later edition, London
Some minor rubbing and wear to edges
Still tightly bound, usual paper tanning
A better than normal copy
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The Saint Around the World - Leslie Charteris
1965 English first Pan paperback edition published in London
A rather nice copy
No names etc, tightly bound, light ageing
A better than usual copy
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The Saint in Europe - Leslie Charteris
1958 UK Hodder paperback edition published in London
A solid period readers copy, tight and square
Tan and light edge wear
A vintage reading copy with superb cover art by Jarvis
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Featuring the Saint - Leslie Charteris
1965 English paperback later edition published by Hodder & Stoughton, London
A solid reading copy
No names etc, tightly bound, light ageing
A better than usual copy
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Trust the Saint - Leslie Charteris
1966 UK Hodder paperback edition, London
A solid copy, tight and square
Light paper tan as ever
A much nicer than normal reading copy
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Follow the Saint - Leslie Charteris
1964 English Pan paperback later edition published in London
A solid copy
No names etc, tightly bound, bit of edge wear, usual age tan
A solid book with great cover art
Our man sallies with millionaires and murder
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Saint Overboard
1951 UK Hodder paperback edition, London
A clean, and tight copy, slight lean to spine
Minor rubs and wear to extremities
A nice format book - Jarvis cover art reproduced from the 1st edition
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The Saint Goes On - Leslie Charteris
1972 UK Coronet paperback later edition, London
A nice clean reading copy
Odd light surface crease
Still tight and solid

First published in 1934
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Enter the Saint written by Leslie Charteris
1957 British Hodder paperback later edition printed in London
A solid copy, very unusual edition
Pen mark inside cover and usual edge tan
Overall a decent period copy
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The Happy Highwayman
1960 UK Pan paperback 3rd printing, London
A nice clean reading copy
Light rubbing and usual page tanning
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The Saint's Getaway - Leslie Charteris
1959 English Pan paperback 1st edition published in London
A nice clean copy, slight lean
General paper tan as ever
A solid book
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The Saint Steps in
1963 UK Hodder paperback later edition, London
A nicer copy than normally seen
Still tightly bound,
A solid copy
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The Saint on the Spanish Main
1970 UK paperback later edition, Hodder, London
A reading copy light edge wear, slight lean
Still clean and solidly bound though
A decent copy
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Saint Errant
1966 English Hodder paperback later edition, London
Clean solid copy
No names etc, tight and square
A solid copy with attractive cover artwork
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The Saint in London or The Misfortunes of Mr Teal or Saint in England
c1960s US Avon paperback edition,
Originally published in 1934 as The Misfortunes of Mr Teal
Some minor wear to edges
Still tightly bound, usual paper tanning
A solid readers copy
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The Saint in the Sun
1966 UK first Hodder paperback edition, London
A nice solid copy
Clean and bright
Simon Templar stirs things up - supposedly on a peace-making tour of Europe !
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The Saint and the People Importers
1971 UK later Hodder paperback London
A solid reading copy and a scarce title
Shelf rubs, light creases and wear to covers, usual paper tanning
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The St Closes the Case
1961 UK Pan paperback 2nd edition, London
Some light rubbing & wear to covers
Nice cover art
A solid example
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The Saint in Miami - Leslie Charteris
1961 UK Hodder paperback edition, London
Clean and tight, light rubbing to edges
A nice copy with great cover artwork
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The Saint and Mr Teal or Once More the Saint - Leslie Charteris
1958 UK Pan paperback later edition, London
An attractive vintage period reading copy
Tight and solid book, usual age tan

AFirst published in 1933 as Once More the Saint
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Salvage for the Saint - Leslie Charteris
1985 UK Coronet paperback edition published in London
Slight lean but clean and bright

A solid copy of a rare later title and the 50th Saint Novel
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The Saint on Guard
1962 UK Hodder paperback later impression, London
A clean tidy example, nicer than normal
Still tightly bound

Nice clean reading copy
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The Saint Intervenes - Leslie Charteris
1962 UK Hodder paperback edition, published in London
A nice clean, tight straight spined copy
A scarce and attractive publication
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Count on the Saint written by author Leslie Charteris
1981 UK softcover edition, Coronet, London
A reading copy only, some wear and tanning
General wear and signs of being read
A reading copy only but a rare late title
Simon Templar and murders at Cambridge University
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The Saint and the Hapsburg Necklace
1970s American paperback edition
A nreading copy only, small notch clipped out to bottom edge, no text affected
A bit of wear but still solid
A rare title, one of the scarcest in our experience

It's World War II and our man is in Vienna with attention divided between a sensuous countess and some diamonds . . .
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Senor Saint
1962 UK softcover later edition, Hodder, London
A nice tidy reading copy
No names or inscriptions etc, tight and square
Bit of paper tanning as ever
Simon Templar is kept busy in Latin America
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Brief Biography
CHARTERIS, Leslie. Born Leslie Charles Bowyer Yin; adopted the name Charteris legally in 1926. American. Born in Singapore. 12 May 1907; naturalized American citizen, 1946. Educated privately; Falconbury School. Purley, Surrey, 1919-22; Rossall School. Fleelwood. Lancashire. 1922-24; King's College, Cambridge. 1925-26. Married 1) Pauline Schishkin m 193-1 (divorced, 'l937); one daughter; 2) Barbara Meyer in J938 (divorced, 1943); 3) Elizabeth Bryant Borst in 1943 (divorced. 1951); 4) Audrey Long in 1952. Worked at odd jobs in England. France, and Malaya until 1935; lived in America after 1935. Writer and journalist: wrote syndicated comic strip Secrei Agent X-9. in mid-1930's, and Saint, 1945-55: Editor, Suspense magazine 1946-47. and The Saint Detective Magazine, later The Sam! Mystery Magazine, 1953-67; Columnist. Gourmet Magazine, 1966-68. Fellow. Royal Society of Arts

Leslie Charteris - The Characters
The Saint
Simon Templar (The Saint) isn't really a detective, meaning he was never officially a policeman. He was, however, once associated with Scotland Yard and did solve one of its toughest cases. He isn't really a criminal either, though he did more than his share of law-breaking, generally reaping a handsome profit. He is an adventurer, a 20th-century Robin Hood, whose ill-gotten gains are more often than not used to good purpose. "I'm mad enough to believe in romance," he says. "And I was sick and tired of this age tired of the miserable little mildewed things that people racked their brains about, and wrote books about, and called life. I wanted something more elementary and honest battle, murder, sudden death, with plenty of good beer and damsels in distress and a complete callousness about blipping the ungodly over the beezer. It mayn't be life as we know it, but it ought to be." He is tall, lean, broad-shouldered; his face is clean-cut, with deep-set blue eyes. His dark hair is patent-leather-smooth and his bronzed skin gives him a healthy, ruddy look. His voice a low, gentle drawl conveys cavalier insolence. He is, indisputably, the most immaculate and elegant adventurer in London. The Saint's first amour seems to be Patricia Holm, who bobs up in his adventures whenever he needs a feminine accomplice.

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