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Full Name: Simon Templar
Series Name: The Saint
Nationality: British
Organization: None
Occupation Adventurer

Creator: Leslie Charteris
Time Span: 1928 - 2014

ABOUT THE SERIES

Simon Templar is an adventurer.

He is also a frequent target for the police and secret services of multiple countries. Usually this attention is because he is the prime suspect in a crime or altercation, often deserved. Sometimes it is because his expertise is needed to handle nastier miscreants. Either way, the more he does, the more his notoriety increases.

This reputation is compounded by the fact that to all who know him, whether it is to hurl insult or compliment, curse or congratulation, Simon Templar is the Saint. This epithet is undoubtedly related to Templar's initials but no one ever explicitly states it.

His origins are obscure, purposefully so when one gets to know Simon Templar. He is British. That is about it. Where he was born and what his upbringing was like is a mystery he does not even hint about. His early life must have been interesting, though, because he is extremely comfortable all across Europe, showing a lot of experience, including a good collection of languages. And when first we meet him, he has just concluded a couple of years in the States.

Templar is living by himself in the English countryside in his first recorded adventure, helped only by his manservant, an American ex-boxer named Orace. He does not stay alone long, though, as in that initial fight with a member of the "ungodly", as he calls them, he meets and becomes greatly enamored with a young socialite named Patricia Holm. Together they take on the criminal that the Saint has decreed needed his attention.

In the next several cases, Templar, often with but occasionally without Miss Holm, is teamed up with several other men also in their mid 20's to take down people who have victimized innocents and earned the wrath of the Saint. Templar refers to these other men a couple of times as fellow saints but there is no doubt that he is the true, one and only, Saint in the group.

The motives of Templar, and probably those of his associates, are mostly pure. Templar does not like the ungodly. He takes it personally when bad people go after good people and win. He cannot stand idly by and do nothing - instead, he strikes out at these evil-doers and exacts retribution.

He also extracts as much of their ill-gotten goods as he can and returns it to the victims, again as much as he can. Less 10% for his troubles. When one considers the amounts he goes after, his 10% quickly amounts to quite a lot. This will help immensely as time goes by and begins to leap into adventures for the fun of it and not just the chance to earn his keep.

The recipients of his attention, these ungodly, do not accept his actions without a fight and they try every thing they can to end his interference as well as his life. In turn, Templar is not adverse to ending their existence if truly pushed to it. Again as time advances and he ages, the Saint is not so quick to take a life but he always knows it is an option.

Because the Saint deals with the lower element so much, it is inevitable that he be considered by many to be just as bad as they are. This is particularly true with police officers who, even if they realize and accept what he is doing, nevertheless feel justice is their department and he should not interfere. Many an officer of the law tries to nab Templar, none more so than Inspector Claud Teal. Teal has the dubious honor of being one of the very first cops to have to deal with the Saint and his antics. Teal is a man who admitted once that under other circumstances he and Templar might have been friends but a little thing called the law stood in the way and as long as it did, he would do his best to put Templar being bars. Luckily, over time the relationship would improve.

It is not just crooks that Templar often decides to combat. For all his flaunting of authority, the Saint is most definitely a patriot and a man determined to not let his country fall victim to its many enemies. That is why on more occasions than is easy to count, Simon Templar has been there when duty called, albeit in his own way. The Intelligence services of Great Britain and the United States have had to ask for his help ofter over the years and though his way of handling situations might be offbeat and uniquely his, he has never let them down.

Over the many years he has been active in his chosen avocation, Templar has definitely aged and with that passage has come a slight mellowing. In the latter adventures, he would not be quite so quick to leap in with both fists flying or to race into darkened hallways without a glance. He has learned that prudence is often called for. Nevertheless, with all his experience-based wisdom, Simon Templar has never lost that flair and style that makes him forever the one and only Saint.

BOOKS

Number of Books:60
First Appearance:1928
Last Appearance:1997

       When the Saint is first introduced to the reading populace, he was 27. Since this took place in 1928, it stands to reason that he was born on or about 1901. When the Second World War began and Templar went into action helping the West's Intelligence branches fight the Nazis in his own way, he would have been in his mid to late 40's. Twenty years later he was still going strong and still fighting with the best of them and still charming the ladies with ease. Obviously his life-cycle did not coincide with the rest of the world.
       It didn't matter then and still doesn't. Each book should be read on its own with the actions and situations understood for that book and if, thirty books and fifty years later, he is still fairly young and full of life and not a gray hair on his head, who cares. It is the Saint. The Saint should never grow old.

       Leslie Charteris apparently did not initially intend the Saint to be a series character. At the end of the first book, it seemed as though he had had his last hurrah and was ready to settle down at the age of 27.
       Luckily, neither Charteris nor Templar let that go on very long. When the Saint came back, he was even flashier than before, a tad more energetic even and surrounded by like-minded fellows to help him out. Over the next few years, the playmates, including the delicious Miss Holm, might or might not be around. If they were, great. If not, he still had fun.
       As the second decade of his escapades came to us, the fellow "saints" would be gone except for a very rare appearance. Patricia Holm was still there once in a while but their relationship had to have been an interesting one for Templar's appreciation for the fairer sex never wavers. It seems obvious that to the author, having a steady love interest for Templar was not in the cards as it would slow down the story too often or make some adventures impossible. It is hard for a lady in distress to fall into his arms when he is holding someone else's hand. So Miss Holm just faded from the pages.

       Through the 30s, 40s, 50s, and some of the 60, Charteris gave the world a wide range of exciting tales of the Saint as he moved all over the world and took part in an amazing number of terrific shenanigans. Eventually, the pen of the author decided enough was enough. But the Saint still had too much energy to retire and the author opened up the field to other writers.
       Their tales, though, would largely be reproductions of adventures depicted in the television series. Most of the episodes on the show were adaptations from Charteris's short stories and novellas. A few, though, were original screenplays and it was those original works that got the novelization treatment. Ten years after the Roger Moore version stopped production, the Ian Ogilvy version of the Saint came to the screen and it, too, produced numerous tales that got novelized. A couple of the last books to be published, originals, took us back in time to the earlier days of Templar's activities.

       Regardless of the decade in which the story was written, the tales are great fun and well worth the time.

1 The Saint Meets The Tiger The Saint Meets The Tiger
aka Meet The Tiger, Scoundrels, Ltd, Crooked Gold
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1928

Published in the magazine called Detective Classics in April 1930.
Simon Templar has come to the North Devon area to meet the person known as the Tiger and relieve him of a bounty in stolen gold, returning said item to its owner for a ransom.

2 Enter The Saint Enter The Saint
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1930

A set of 3 interconnected novellas:
The Man Who Was Clever - Working with a small group of people, the Saint brings down a drug smuggler.
The Policeman With Wings - Simon Templar and his friend Roger look into two kidnappings connected to stolen diamonds.
The Lawless Lady - A friend of Simon, Dicky, infiltrates a gang only to fall in love with its female leader.

3 The Saint Closes The Case The Saint Closes The Case
aka The Last Hero
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1930

Published in the magazine called Detective Classics in March 1931.
Simon Templar's first foray into the cloak and dagger world happens when he saves a foreign prince from being blown up. The government offers him a job but he instead chooses to lie low, coming back only to take on a powerful bad guy out to steal a dangerous weapon from the Army.
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4 The Avenging Saint The Avenging Saint
aka Knight Templar
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1930

Though he had been forced to flee England in the previous adventure, Simon Templar returns some time later to get revenge on the tycoon who had killed his friend and to stop the man's plot with a foreign Prince.
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5 Featuring The Saint Featuring The Saint
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1931

Collection of 3 novellas:
The Logical Adventure - Templar is out to stop a famous pilot who is involved in smuggling both drugs and people.
The Wonderful War - In Central America, Simon Templar wants to avenge the death of a oil prospector and figures he will start a revolution at the same time.
The Man Who Could Not Die - The man seemed certain Death could not claim him but when he took the life of a friend of the Saint, Simon Templar is out to prove him wrong.'


6 Alias The Saint Alias The Saint
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1931

Collection of 3 novellas:
The Story of a Dead Man - When Simon Templar settles down and takes a job managing an office, Inspector Teal knows something is up.
The Impossible Crime - Teal is facing a locked room mystery with a shot-dead man inside. Bored, Templar decides to help.
The National Debt - Modern day pirates kidnap a young woman and give her drug that temporarily turn her into a killer.

7 The Saint - Wanted For Murder The Saint - Wanted For Murder
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1931

Collection of the 3 novellas from Featuring the Saint and the 3 from Alias The Saint. It was first printed as Wanted For Murder in 1931 by The Crime Club. It was then printed again in 1943 by Sun Dial Press and twice by Avon (1956 & 1967) with the better known title.
The stories are:
The Logical Adventure
The Wonderful War
The Man Who Could Not Die
The Story of a Dead Man
The Impossible Crime
The National Debt

8 The Saint Meets His Match The Saint Meets His Match
aka Angels of Doom and She Was A Lady
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1931

Published in the magazine called All Star Detective Stories in December 1930.
The Angels of Doom is a gang specializing in helping wanted people get away. Simon Templar initially agrees to help the police take the group down but then he meets Jill, the gang leader, and finds he has a lot in common with her.
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9 The Saint vs. Scotland Yard The Saint vs. Scotland Yard
aka The Holy Terror
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1932

Collection of 3 novellas:
The Inland Revenue - Templar has published a novel and the taxman is after him. To get the money, he and his gal, Patricia, decide to turn the tables on a nasty blackmailer.
The Million Pound Day - Helping a man being attacked by a mugger, Templar finds his way into an international counterfeiting case.
The Melancholy Journey of Mr. Teal - Having almost enough to retire, Templar goes after two diamond smugglers but things go terribly wrong.

10 The Saint's Getaway The Saint's Getaway
aka Getaway
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1932

In Austria on vacation, Simon Templar stops a man from being beaten but the man's surly response surprises the Saint so much he knocks the man out himself. Taking him back to his hotel room to investigate, Templar is stunned to soon find the man stabbed to death and Templar wanted for the crime.

11 The Saint And Mr. Teal The Saint And Mr. Teal
aka Once More The Saint
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

Collection of 3 novellas:
The Gold Standard - Simon Templar discovers a dying man who says his brother can create gold. Now the Saint is being hunted by that man's killer.
The Man From St. Louis - An American small-time crime boss wants to set up his own racket in London but the Saint thinks otherwise.
The Death Penalty - Escaping the heat of London, the Saint and Patricia Holm head to the Scilly Isles and come up against an old enemy who is now into white slavery.

12 The Brighter Buccaneer The Brighter Buccaneer
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

Collection of 15 short stories:
TThe Brain Workers - taking the role of Sebastian Tombs, the Saint goes after a stock swindler.
The Export Trade - Simon Templar is employed to courier a necklace to Paris but he is up to something.
The Unblemished Bootlegger - A fake charity con man finds himself being conned by the Saint.
The Owner's Handicap - A loan shark is being especially nasty to his clients and that attracts the Saint.
The Tough Egg - An illegal casino owner in London wants to retire but Templar wants his booty.
The Bad Baron - A jewel thief calling himself 'The Fox' is out for the same bracelet the Saint wants.
The Brass Buddha - Templar is interested in the purchase of an expensive statuette but ends up involved in a con game.
The Perfect Crime - Another moneylender who does not play by the rules is the target of the Saint.
The Appalling Politician - Trade treaty secrets have been stolen and Teal asks Templar to help recover them.
The Unpopular Landlord - When Templar learns of a landlord who is bilking little old ladies, he cannot resist getting involved.
The New Swindle - A previous recipient of the Saint's attention has a new con going and Templar steps in.
The Five Thousand Pound Kiss - A large diamond called the 'Star of Mandalay' is Simon Templar's target but it also attracts someone else.
The Green Goods Man - A counterfeit con game has a new twist but that just makes the Saint more interested.
The Blind Spot - A patent agent is stealing from his would-be clients causing one victim to attempt suicide.
The Unusual Ending - The con man that Templar went after twice is trying to leave the country but the Saint thinks otherwise.

13 The Saint In London The Saint In London
aka The Misfortunes of Mr. Teal
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

Collection of 3 novellas:
The Simon Templar Foundation - Coming into possession of the black book of an old adversary, Simon Templar decides to blackmail the bad guys listed in it to fund a foundation aiding war victims.
The Higher Finance - One of the richest men in Europe is dealing in fake bond certificates, reason enough to interest the Saint.
The Art of Alibi - Someone has left the Saint's calling card at the scene of a murder and Simon Templar must prove his innocence.

14 The Saint Intervenes The Saint Intervenes
aka Boodle
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

Collection of 14 short stories:
The Ingenuous Colonel - At a racetrack, two con men pick the wrong patsy for their scam - Simon Templar.
The Unfortunate Financier - The swindler specializing in Middle East oil stock scams did not know his new secretary is Patricia Holm, girlfriend of the Saint.
The Newdick Helicopter - A friend of Templar has fallen victim to a con about a new form of helicopter and the Saint wants to get even.
The Prince of Cherkessia - Inspector Teal is given the job of safeguarding a crown made for a foreign prince.
The Treasure of Turk's Lane - An unscrupulous land developer is using nasty tactics to force a friend of Templar to sell his ancestral home.
The Sleepless Knight - A trucking company is forcing its drivers to push themselves and an innocent cyclist loses his life because of it.
The Uncritical Publisher - Templar's friend has written a book but the publisher steals the proceeds.
The Noble Sportsman - A British politician is found dead and Teal looks into it with Templar's help.
The Damsel in Distress - Templar is hired to kidnap a forger and bringing back to England for a shot-gun wedding.
The Loving Brothers - Templar makes the mistake of getting between two swabbling brothers over their father's will.
The Tall Timber - An interesting scam involving trees in Brazil attracts Templar's attention.
The Art Photographer - Naughty photographs are being sold and people hurt when Templar decides to get involved.
The Man who Liked Toys - Teal and Templar are again working somewhat together on a case involving a man who loved playing with toys
The Mixture as Before - A con man claims he can make diamonds in his bathtub. Templar cannot resist checking it out.

15 The Saint Goes On The Saint Goes On
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

Collection of 3 novellas:
The High Fence - Simon Templar, joined by Patricia Holm, goes after a man called the High Fence who tends to kill people who might rat him out.
The Elusive Ellshaw - Both Teal and Templar are involved in the disappearance of a man a year before, a case which involves an English Lord.
The Case of the Frightened Innkeeper - The owner of an inn and his niece have been frightened out of their wits by strange happenings in and around their establishment, causing them to ask Templar for help.

16 The Saint In New York The Saint In New York
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1935

Offered $1 million to go to New York and do what he does best to bad guys, this time aimed at the man who killed the son of a recent acquaintance of Simon Templar, the Saint heads there but the local police are alerted to his intentions.

17 The Saint Overboard The Saint Overboard
aka The Pirate Saint
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1936

A pleasure cruise for Simon Templar turns into an adventure when a passing ship fires on a woman swimming for her life. The Saint rescues her and get involved in a case of modern pirates and sunken treasure.

18 The Ace Of Knaves The Ace Of Knaves
aka The Saint In Action
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1937

Collection of 3 novellas:
The Spanish War - The debt was only £1 but it led to an adventure worth $30,000 in bearer bonds as well as at least one dead.
The Unlicensed Victuallers - Simon Templar is working with his friends to take down a liquor-smuggling gang but that get complicated by a beautiful blonde.
The Beauty Specialist - The 'Z-Man' is a vicious blackmailer and the Saint is suspected of being him.

19 The Saint Bids Diamonds The Saint Bids Diamonds
aka Thieves' Picnic
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1937

Simon Templar was not the intended recipient of a message alluding to a gem smuggling operation while in Spain but having gotten wind of the activity, he and his friend Hoppy cannot resist butting in.

20 The Saint Plays With Fire The Saint Plays With Fire
aks Prelude For War
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1938

A would-be French tyrant airs a broadcast detailing his plans for taking over that country and ruling it. As Simon Templar and Patricia Holm listen to it, they are interrupted by a nearby fire of a house belonging to a war arms dealer.

21 Follow The Saint Follow The Saint
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1939

Collection of 3 novellas:
The Miracle Tea Party - When Inspector Teal is attacked, Simon Templar takes that as an insult and decides to bring the baddies to justice.
The Invisible Millionaire - A message invites the Saint to a clandestine meeting with a woman about a major con going on. When he arrives, he finds her dead.
The Affair of Hogsbotham - Ebenezer Hogsbotham is determined to rid England of all vices. The Saint decides to rob him for fun but pick the wrong house.

22 The Happy Highwayman The Happy Highwayman
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1940

Collection of 9 short stories:
The Man Who Was Lucky - A gangster has vowed to kill a witness against him. The Saint says otherwise.
The Smart Detective - Simon Templar has taken a shining to some emeralds that a bad guy has but he does not know a detective is shadowing him.
The Wicked Cousin - A will may or may not have been tampered with leaving a friend of the Saint with little. The Saint thinks he should investigate.
The Well-Meaning Mayor - A police commissioner in a small US city has committed suicide and the Saint decides to get the man who drove him to it.
The Benevolent Burglary - At a big shindig, the Saint bets that the paintings a big shot has will be stolen within the week, getting Scotland Yard's attention.
The Star Producers - An acting scam takes a young woman's life savings and the Saint does not appreciate that.
The Charitable Countess - The high society lady is big into charities but has no charitable nature. The Saint wants to correct that.
The Mug's Game - Several people have been cheated at poker by a pair of pros but they do not see Simon Templar coming.
The Man Who Liked Ants - The Saint does not know what to do when he comes across a mad scientist interested in getting giant ants to take over the world.
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23 The Saint In Miami The Saint In Miami
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1940

Patricia Holm has been invited to Miami by an old friend. When she and Simon Templar show up, the woman and her husband are missing. The Saint believes there is a connection to the body of a sailor he finds. It is not long before he is up against a Nazi spy ring.

24 The Saint Goes West The Saint Goes West
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1942

Collection of 3 novellas:
Arizona - The Nazis need the mercury that can be gotten from beneath a ranch in Arizona. Simon Templar wants to stop them.
Palm Springs - A millionaire provides info that help the police to find and kill a big gangster. Now that rich man is getting death threats and appeals to the Saint.
Hollywood - His notoriety lands Simon Templar a chance to play himself in a movie but that comes to an end when the producer is killed.

25 The Saint Two In One The Saint Two In One
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1942

Published only in the US by Sun Dial Press. It combines two previously released collections into one volume.
Contains the 3 novellas from The Ace Of Knaves:
The Spanish War
The Unlicensed Victuallers
The Beauty Specialist
as well as the 9 short stories from The Happy Highwayman
The Man Who Was Lucky
The Smart Detective
The Wicked Cousin
The Well-Meaning Mayor
The Benevolent Burglary
The Star Producers
The Charitable Countess
The Mug's Game
The Man Who Liked Ants

26 The Saint Steps In The Saint Steps In
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1942

The daughter of an important scientist has received a threatening note and turns to Simon Templar for help. As he is now working behind the scenes for the war effort, the Saint agrees to help stop the Nazis from getting the girl or her father's synthetic rubber invention.
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27 The Saint At Large The Saint At Large
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1943

Published only in the US by Sun Dial Press with short stories selected by the writer himself. It includes 14 short stories from 3 previously released collections.
Contains 5 short stories from The Brighter Buccaneer
The Export Trade - Simon Templar is employed to courier a necklace to Paris but he is up to something.
The Owner's Handicap - A loan shark is being especially nasty to his clients and that attracts the Saint.
The Perfect Crime - Another moneylender who does not play by the rules is the target of the Saint.
The Unpopular Landlord - When Templar learns of a landlord who is bilking little old ladies, he cannot resist getting involved.
The Five Thousand Pound Kiss - A large diamond called the 'Star of Mandalay' is Simon Templar's target but it also attracts someone else.
Contains 5 short stories from The Saint Intervenes:
The Unfortunate Financier - The swindler specializing in Middle East oil stock scams did not know his new secretary is Patricia Holm, girlfriend of the Saint.
The Prince of Cherkessia - Inspector Teal is given the job of safeguarding a crown made for a foreign prince.
The Treasure of Turk's Lane - An unscrupulous land developer is using nasty tactics to force a friend of Templar to sell his ancestral home
The Uncritical Publisher - Templar's friend has written a book but the publisher steals the proceeds.
The Man who Liked Toys - Teal and Templar are again working somewhat together on a case involving a man who loved playing with toys.
Contains 4 short stories from The Happy Highwayman:
The Wicked Cousin - A will may or may not have been tampered with leaving a friend of the Saint with little. The Saint thinks he should investigate.
The Charitable Countess - The high society lady is big into charities but has no charitable nature. The Saint wants to correct that.
The Mug's Game - Several people have been cheated at poker by a pair of pros but they do not see Simon Templar coming.
The Man Who Liked Ants - The Saint does not know what to do when he comes across a mad scientist interested in getting giant ants to take over the world.

28 The Saint On Guard The Saint On Guard
aka The Saint and the Sizzling Saboteur
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1944

Collection of 2 novellas:
The Black Market - A shipment of iridium, vital for the war effort, has been snatched to be sold on the black market. Simon Templar works with US Intelligence to get it back.
The Sizzling Saboteur - In Galveston, the Saint is on the hunt for a man who is sabotaging war munitions plants.

29 Paging The Saint Paging The Saint
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1945

The two novellas contained here were previously released in other collections, the first in Featuring The Saint and the second in Alias The Saint and both in The Saint - Wanted For Murder.
The two adventure in this collection are:
The Man Who Could Not Die - The man seemed certain Death could not claim him but when he took the life of a friend of the Saint, Simon Templar is out to prove him wrong.'
The Story of a Dead Man - When Simon Templar settles down and takes a job managing an office, Inspector Teal knows something is up.

30 The Saint Sees It Through The Saint Sees It Through
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1946

Simon Templar is in New York working again for US Intelligence, this time checking into a gang who is smuggling in opium to cause trouble in the US.

31 Call For The Saint Call For The Saint
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1948

Collection of 2 novellas:
The King of the Beggars - Simon Templar wants to dethrone the man calling himself the King of the Beggars and taking a good slice of their income.
The Masked Angel - The name refers to a boxer who supposedly killed a man in a previous bout. He is now set to fight a man the Saint knows.

32 Saint Errant Saint Errant
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1948

Collection of 9 short stories:
Judith aka The Naughty Niece - Judith wants Simon Templar to help stop her uncle from stealing an invention of her father.
Iris aka The Old Routine - Iris is a very bad actress. Her plays are paid for by her husband, a very bad protection racketeer.
Lida aka The Foolish Frail - When Joan asks Templar for help freeing her sister from a blackmailer, they discover the sibling has been murdered.
Jeannine aka The Lovely Sinner - A dictator owns a priceless pearl necklace that is the target of more than one thief.
Lucia aka The Homecoming of Amadeo Urselli - A nasty criminal is plaguing an entire village in Greece until Templar travels through.
Teresa aka The Uncertain Widow - Teresa needs the Saint to help her locate her husband in Mexico.
Luelia aka The Saint and the Double Badger - The luscious Luella is the bait in a badger game that hooked Templar's friend so he sets himself up a the next sucker.
Emily aka The Doodlebug - The Saint's friend's mother has been hoodwinked into buying a fake gold mine.
Dawn aka The Darker Drink - Dawn is the sleep-time dream of a bank teller who is being pursued by a couple of nasty types.
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33 The Saint In Europe The Saint In Europe
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1953

Collection of 7 short stories:
Paris: The Covetous Headsman - A woman Simon Templar just met discovers her long-lost brother has been murdered apparently for a St.
Christopher medal he was wearing. She is then kidnapped.
Amsterdam: The Angel's Eye - Members of a once powerful family from an island nation are on the French Riviera to convince the Saint to help them reclaim their glory.
The Rhine: The Rhine Maiden - Templar rescues a woman from being hit by a car. At first they thought an accident but soon learn a gangster is out to kill her.
Tirol: The Golden Journey - The fiancée of a friend of the Saint is a spoilt brat who needs a taste of life without her wealth, something Templar can pull off.
Lucerne: The Loaded Tourist - The murder of a man about to emigrate to America gets the Saint involved, leading to a briefcase full of diamonds.
Jaun-Les-Pins: The Spanish Cow - Helping bodyguard a diamond courier friend, Templar is available to lend a hand when the huge uncut gem goes missing.
Rome: The Latin Touch - To help free an American governor held captive by a gangster to force the release of the hood's brother, the Saint gets himself captured.

34 The Saint On The Spanish Main The Saint On The Spanish Main
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1955

Collection of 6 short stories:
Bimini: The Effete Angler - When Simon Templar tries to rent a charter in Miami Beach, the captain refuses, saying he is already booked. When Templar joins in the group doing the hiring, the captain is even more furious.
Nassau: The Arrow of God - A particularly nasty sort of reporter is killed by an arrow and while not really mourning the victim, the Saint is interested.
Jamaica: The Black Commissar aka The Man from Moscow - There is trouble brewing in Jamaica and a visiting Templar willing takes a part in stopping a Soviet takeover.
Puerto Rico: The Unkind Philanthropist - A woman working for a philanthropist falls victim to a con artist in Puerto Rico. The Saint thinks he will even the score.
The Virgin Islands: The Old Treasure Story - Three men in a bar each have a piece of a treasure map. The Saint finagles a way into the group for fun.
Haiti: The Questing Tycoon - Fun and amusement was what Templar was seeking but instead he found voodoo, and not a nice batch of it.

35 The Saint Around The World The Saint Around The World
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1956

Collection of 6 short stories:
Bermuda: The Patient Playboy - A woman appeals to Simon Templar for help getting her kidnapped husband back.
England: The Talented Husband - A female friend of the Saint was recently paralyzed in an accident which the Saint believes was caused by her spouse.
France: The Reluctant Nudist - The wedding of a very rich man to a very young woman turns very bad when he is murdered.
Middle East: The Lovelorn Sheik - An oil prospector is in trouble with the local high official and looks to Templar for help.
Malaya: The Pluperfect Lady - Templar is in the wrong place at definitely the wrong time when trouble breaks out in Malaya.
Vancouver: The Sporting Chance - A rocket scientist is about to defect to keep his family safe when the Saint steps in to help.

36 Concerning The Saint Concerning The Saint
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1958

Collection of 2 novellas previously released in two other collections, The Saint Goes On and The Ace of Knaves.
The stories are:
The Elusive Ellshaw - Both Teal and Templar are involved in the disappearance of a man a year before, a case which involves an English Lord
The Spanish War - The debt was only £1 but it led to an adventure worth $30,000 in bearer bonds as well as at least one dead.

37 Senor Saint Senor Saint
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1958

Collection of 4 novellas:
The Pearls of Peace - Simon Templar goes to Mexico to find a long missing man but finds things are far different than he thought.
The Revolution Racket - A couple that the Saint thinks are gun-runners turn out to be con artists out to snag the revolutionary leader.
The Romantic Matron - A woman is beguiled by a man to smuggle a list of dissidents out of the country and she asks the Saint for help.
The Golden Frog - A father-daughter con team mistakenly target Templar in South America. Unfortunately for him, they are also gun-runners working with revolutionaries.

38 The Saint To The Rescue The Saint To The Rescue
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1959

Collection of 6 stories:
The Ever-Loving Spouse - Simon Templar is asked for help by a man who was tricked into being in a compromising position.
The Fruitful Land - The man that the Saint has targeted for justice does not believe the Saint really exists.
The Percentage Player - The con man that the Saint goes up against does nothing that is not mathematically favorable to him.
The Water Merchant - The invention was too good to be believed and the Saint was the chief non-believer.
The Gentle Ladies - Two elderly ladies in a small village in England are being preyed upon by a blackmailer.
The Element of Doubt - A shady lawyer gets a arsonist acquitted and the Saint wants to see justice is done.

39 The Saint Cleans Up The Saint Cleans Up
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1959

Collection of 5 stories previously released in three other collections, The Brighter Buccaneer, The Happy Highwayman, and The Saint On The Spanish Main.
The stories are:
The Green Goods Man - A counterfeit con game has a new twist but that just makes the Saint more interested.
The Charitable Countess - The high society lady is big into charities but has no charitable nature. The Saint wants to correct that.
The Mug's Game - Several people have been cheated at poker by a pair of pros but they do not see Simon Templar coming.
The Unkind Philanthropist - A woman working for a philanthropist falls victim to a con artist in Puerto Rico. The Saint thinks he will even the score.
Nassau: The Arrow of God - A particularly nasty sort of reporter is killed by an arrow and while not really mourning the victim, the Saint is interested.


40 Trust The Saint Trust The Saint
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1962

Collection of 6 short stories:
The Helpful Pirate - British Intelligence asks Simon Templar to go to Germany to find a missing scientist.
The Bigger Game - Templar is the referee for a wager between a retired matador a big game hunter.
The Cleaner Cure - How can a man die from having his tie cleaned? The Saint is curious.
The Intemperate Reformer - The temperance leader has some pretty unpleasant things going on that the Saint wants to resolve.
The Uncured Ham - To get back at an actor who has been quite naughty, the Saint sets up a sting involving Hamlet.
The Convenient Monster - The death of a man and a dog are being blamed on the Loch Ness monster but the Saint finds something nasty is afoot.

41 The Saint In The Sun The Saint In The Sun
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1963

Collection of 7 short stories:
Cannes: The Better Mousetrap - Simon Templar is the best man to use as a fall-guy by a band of jewel thieves - except he is the worst man to have as an enemy.
St. Tropez: The Ugly Impresario - [plot unknown]
England: The Prodigal Miser - [plot unknown]
Nassau: The Fast Women - Two female racecar drivers are great rivals and when one is being targeted for murder, the other is the prime suspect.
Florida: The Jolly Undertaker - [plot unknown]
Lucerne: The Russian Prisoner - The Saint helps a Russian scientist and his daughter defect while in Switzerland.
Provence: The Hopeless Heiress - [plot unknown]

42 Vendetta For The Saint Vendetta For The Saint
Written by Leslie Charteris, Harry Harrison
Copyright: 1964

A man named Euston comes across an old acquaintance in Naples but that fellow denies it. Euston is later found murdered and the Saint wants to know why.

43 The Saint On TV The Saint On TV
Written by Leslie Charteris, Fleming Lee
Copyright: 1968

Collection of 2 novellas taken from the TV show:
The Death Game - story by John Kruse, teleplay by Harry W. Junkin - Students at various colleges are involved in war games that turned quite real.
The Power Artists - story and teleplay by John Kruse - Framed for murder by the villain in The Death Game Simon Templar needs help proving his innocence, one source being Inspector Teal.

44 The Saint Returns The Saint Returns
Written by Leslie Charteris, Fleming Lee
Copyright: 1968

Collection of 2 novellas taken from the TV show:
The Dizzy Daughter - story by D.R. Motton, teleplay (named Little Girl Lost, by Leigh Vance - A young woman claiming to be the daughter of Adolf Hitler is rescued by Simon Templar and while he does not believe it, he cannot deny someone is after her.
The Gadget Lovers - story and teleplay by John Kruse - Someone is killing Soviet spies and the Saint is hired to bodyguard yet another as he travels by train from Berlin to Paris.

45 The Saint and the Fiction Makers The Saint and the Fiction Makers
Written by Leslie Charteris, Fleming Lee
Copyright: 1968

Novelization of a two-part episode on TV by John Kruse - A publisher asks Simon Templar to bodyguard a reclusive author of spy novels. As soon as he arrives, the attempts start, keeping his quite busy.

46 The Saint Abroad The Saint Abroad
Written by Leslie Charteris, Fleming Lee
Copyright: 1969

Collection of 2 novellas taken from the TV show:
The Art Collectors - teleplay by Michael Pertwee - Helping a woman sell some valuable paintings finds Simon Templar accused of murder and the artwork stolen.
The Persistent Patriots - teleplay by Michael Pertwee - the Saint saves the life of a prominent politician and then is asked to save his reputation.

47 The Saint In Pursuit The Saint In Pursuit
Written by Leslie Charteris, Fleming Lee
Copyright: 1970

Novelization of a Saint comic strip story - An American woman receives word about her father, missing since the end of WWII and she heads to Europe to follow up on it. US Intelligence is interested because the man had been an agent of theirs involved in gold shipments. They ask Simon Templar to follow her and the Saint cannot resist the treasure hunt.

48 The Saint and the People Importers The Saint and the People Importers
Written by Leslie Charteris, Fleming Lee
Copyright: 1971

Novelization of an episode from the TV series, written by Donald James - Simon Templar gets involved in stopping a horrible racket targeting Pakistanis wanting to emigrate to England. The Saint does not much care for the way the gang is treating its 'customers'.

49 Saints Alive Saints Alive
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1974

A collection of 6 stories published in other collections. These stories are:

The Impossible Crime - Teal is facing a locked room mystery with a shot-dead man inside. Bored, Templar decides to help.
The Melancholy Journey of Mr. Teal - Having almost enough to retire, Templar goes after two diamond smugglers but things go terribly wrong.
The Higher Finance - One of the richest men in Europe is dealing in fake bond certificates, reason enough to interest the Saint.
The Invisible Millionaire - A message invites the Saint to a clandestine meeting with a woman about a major con going on. When he arrives, he finds her dead.
The Black Market - A shipment of iridium, vital for the war effort, has been snatched to be sold on the black market. Simon Templar works with US Intelligence to get it back.
The Man From St. Louis - An American small-time crime boss wants to set up his own racket in London but the Saint thinks otherwise.


50 Catch The Saint Catch The Saint
Written by Leslie Charteris, Fleming Lee
Copyright: 1975

Collection of 2 short stories written by Norman Worker and adapted by Lee Fleming. Both stories take place just before WWII:
The Masterpiece Merchant - Simon Templar has fun taking on an art swindler but the case turns out to be much bigger than he thought.
The Adoring Socialite - A woman madly in love with the Saint helps him when he accidentally messes up an undercover policeman's cover and must do his best to keep the man alive.

51 The Saint and the Hapsburg Necklace The Saint and the Hapsburg Necklace
Written by Leslie Charteris, Christopher Short
Copyright: 1976

Taking place in 1938, Simon Templar is very much interested in a set of jewelry that he would rather see somewhere else than fall into the hands of the Nazis as they prepare to annex Austria. He is also very interested in a beautiful woman with him in Vienna.

52 Send For The Saint Send For The Saint
Written by Peter Bloxsom
Copyright: 1977

Collection of 2 novelizations of the TV show:
The Midas Double- story by John Kruse - episode called The Double Take - Simon Templar is hired by a Greek magnate to find and stop an imposter. When he confronts the 'fake' he is told his employer is the real fraud.
The Pawn Gamble - story by Donald James - episode called The Organization Man - British Intelligence hires the Saint to find out why an ex-soldier is busy training a group of mercenaries.

53 The Saint In Trouble The Saint In Trouble
Written by Graham Weaver
Copyright: 1978

Collection of 2 novelizations of the Return of the Saint TV series:
The Imprudent Professor - teleplay by Terence Feely - A daughter of a scientist working on a petrol substitute asks Simon Templar to protect the man and the Saint soon learns one of those out for him is a company specializing in kidnapping geniuses.
The Red Sabbath - teleplay by John Kruse - episode entitled One Black September - A member of the Black September terrorist gang has left the group and is hiding in London. The Saint works with an Israeli agent to find him.

54 The Saint and the Templar Treasure The Saint and the Templar Treasure
Written by Graham Weaver
Copyright: 1979

Novel written by Graham Weaver based on an outline by Donne Avenell - taking place in 1945, Simon Templar is in France where a vineyard is in danger of going under, partially because it is said to be haunted. Being a fan of fine wine and even more a fan of mysteries, the Saint decides to investigate.

55 The Saint: Good As Gold The Saint: Good As Gold
Written by Assorted
Copyright: 1979

A collection that reprints all the stories in the 2 collections Send For The Saint and The Saint In Trouble.
The Midas Double - Simon Templar is hired by a Greek magnate to find and stop an imposter. When he confronts the 'fake' he is told his employer is the real fraud.
The Pawn Gamble - British Intelligence hires the Saint to find out why an ex-soldier is busy training a group of mercenaries.
The Imprudent Professor - A daughter of a scientist working on a petrol substitute asks Simon Templar to protect the man and the Saint soon learns one of those out for him is a company specializing in kidnapping geniuses
The Red Sabbath - A member of the Black September terrorist gang has left the group and is hiding in London. The Saint works with an Israeli agent to find him.

56 Count On The Saint Count On The Saint
Written by Graham Weaver
Copyright: 1980

Collection of 2 novellas taking place in 1950, outlined by Donne Avenell and written by Graham Weaver:
The Pastor's Problem - To help a priest save his London mission, Simon Templar agrees to steal a chalice but that gets him involved with nasty crooks not so philanthropic.
The Unsaintly Santa - While in Cambridge, the Saint learns someone dressed as Santa is killing people.

57 The Fantastic Saint The Fantastic Saint
Written by Martin Harry Greenberg (ed.), Charles G. Waugh (ed.)
Copyright: 1982

Collection of 6 stories published in other collections. These stories are:
The Gold Standard - Simon Templar discovers a dying man who says his brother can create gold. Now the Saint is being hunted by that man's killer.
The Newdick Helicopter - A friend of Templar has fallen victim to a con about a new form of helicopter and the Saint wants to get even.
The Man Who Liked Ants - The Saint does not know what to do when he comes across a mad scientist interested in getting giant ants to take over the world.
The Questing Tycoon - Fun and amusement was what Templar was seeking but instead he found voodoo, and not a nice batch of it.
Dawn aka The Darker Drink - Dawn is the sleeptime dream of a bank teller who is being pursued by a couple of nasty types.
The Convenient Monster - The death of a man and a dog are being blamed on the Loch Ness monster but the Saint finds something nasty is afoot.


58 Salvage For The Saint Salvage For The Saint
Written by Peter Bloxsom
Copyright: 1983

Novelization of a two-part episode of Return of the Saint, teleplay by John Kruse - When her speed-racing husband dies in an explosion during a competition, a woman goes to retrieve their yacht but is hounded by crooks wanting the whereabouts of gold bullion heisted by they and her husband. Simon Templar decides to step in.

59 The Saint The Saint
Written by Burl Barer
Copyright: 1997

Very loosely based on the Saint, this is a novelization of the Val Kilmer movie, not actually part of the canon. Simon Templar is a thief hired to steal a cold fusion formula from a scientist by a Russian oil baron.

60 Capture The Saint Capture The Saint
Written by Burl Barer
Copyright: 1997

A woman that Simon Templar had rescued as a little girl in The Saint in New York is now grown, married to a rabbi in Seattle, and working with homeless children. She discovers one of the girls is being targeted by pedophiles and she appeals to the Saint for help.
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YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

Number of Books:6
First Appearance:1967
Last Appearance:1979

1 The Saint Annual 1968 The Saint Annual 1968
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1967

Published by World Distributors.

2 The Saint Annual 1969 The Saint Annual 1969
Written by
Copyright: 1968

Published by World Distributors.
A Collection of 11 stories, 14 features and 1 game as follows:
The Stories are:
The Saint Completes The Circuit
Set-up for the Saint
Simon the Unknown
Trick to the Saint
All Lit-up
Sunk Without Trace
Meet Me in the Louvre
Run For Your Gun
Simon makes the Fashion Scene
The Hot Session
Said the Gangster to the Saint
The Features are:
1. Meet the Saint
2. En Route with the Saint
3. London's People
4. Here and There
5. True or False
6. The Story of Heraldry
7. The Big Drop
8. The History of Motor Racing
9. Did You Know?
10. Record Breakers
11. Pop's New Faces
12. The Gentle Art
13. The Tower with a Crazy Tilt
14. World of Sport
The Game is;
1. Raiders From The Sky

3 The Saint Annual 1970 The Saint Annual 1970
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1969

Published by World Distributors.

4 The Saint Television Picture Story Book The Saint Television Picture Story Book
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1971

Published by World Distributors.
A collection of 5 short stories, 2 graphic stories, and 1 feature game as follows:
The Short Stories are:
A Saintly Tip
Highways Robbery
The Saint Takes A Hand
Trust The Saint
The Saint and the Skeleton
The Graphic Stories are:
The Rocket Renegade
Cave of Death
The Feature Game is:
Cross-Words with the Saint

5 Return Of The Saint Annual 1979 Return Of The Saint Annual 1979
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1978

Published by Stafford Pemberton Publishing.

A collection of 3 short stories, 3 comic stories, 3 games and 3 feature articles as follows;
The Short Stories are;
1. A Girl In The Boot
2. Lady Helen's Necklace
3. The Saint Leads a Dance
The Comic Stories are;
1. A Packet Of Trouble
2. Roberts Return
3. All You Need Is A Good Agent
The Games are;
1. Round the Word Quiz
2. Crossword Clues
3. Saint Quiz
The Featured Articles are;
1. Leslie Charteris - The Stick Man
2.  The Saint Drives A Jaguar
3. The Saint At Home

6 Return Of The Saint Annual 1980 Return Of The Saint Annual 1980
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1979

Published by Stafford Pemberton Publishing.

NOVELLAS AND SHORT STORIES

Number of Stories:166
First Appearance:1930
Last Appearance:1980

1 The Man Who Was Clever The Man Who Was Clever
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1930

Published in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (US - July, AUS - July, UK - September) all in 1956. Contained in the collections Enter The Saint and The First Saint Omnibus.
Working with a small group of people, the Saint brings down a drug smuggler.

2 The Policeman With Wings The Policeman With Wings
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1930

Published in 5 issues of The Thriller Library #500-#504 (September 3 - October 1, 1938) as a series in five parts. Included in the collection Enter The Saint.
Simon Templar and his friend Roger look into two kidnappings connected to stolen diamonds.

3 The Lawless Lady The Lawless Lady
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1930

Published in 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - March 1960 & UK - May 1960). Contained in the collection Enter The Saint.
A friend of Simon, Dicky, infiltrates a gang only to fall in love with its female leader.

4 The Logical Adventure The Logical Adventure
novella

Copyright: 1931

First published as "Without Warning" in The Thriller, May 24 1930. Released in the collections Featuring The Saint and The Saint - Wanted For Murder.
Templar is out to stop a famous pilot who is involved in smuggling both drugs and people.

5 The Wonderful War The Wonderful War
novella

Copyright: 1931

Published in The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - March 1965). Also published in the collections Featuring The Saint, The Saint - Wanted For Murder, and The First Saint Omnibus.
In Central America, Simon Templar wants to avenge the death of a oil prospector and figures he will start a revolution at the same time.

6 The Man Who Could Not Die The Man Who Could Not Die
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1931

First published as Treachery in The Thriller (Oct. 11, 1930). Published in the collections Featuring The Saint, The Saint - Wanted For Murder and Paging The Saint.
The man seemed certain Death could not claim him but when he took the life of a friend of the Saint, Simon Templar is out to prove him wrong.

7 The Story of a Dead Man The Story of a Dead Man
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1931

Published as The Saint and a Dead Man in 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - May 1960 and UK - July 1960), Also published in the collection Alias The Saint, The Saint - Wanted For Murder, Paging The Saint, and The First Saint Omnibus.
When Simon Templar settles down and takes a job managing an office, Inspector Teal knows something is up.
Note: Rewritten and revised into a Saint story from a 1929 non-Saint story.

8 The Impossible Crime The Impossible Crime
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1931

First published as Bumped Off in The Thriller, March 7 1931 and later in 2 issues the The Saint Mystery Magazine (UK March 1964 & US September 1964) with the better known title. Also contained in the collections Alias The Saint and The Saint - Wanted For Murder and Saints Alive.
Teal is facing a locked room mystery with a shot-dead man inside. Bored, Templar decides to help.

9 The National Debt The National Debt
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1931

Originally published as a non-Saint novella titled The Secret of Beacon Inn in The Thriller (April 6, 1929). Published in the collection Alias The Saint and The Saint - Wanted For Murder.
Modern day pirates kidnap a young woman and give her drug that temporarily turn her into a killer.

10 The Inland Revenue The Inland Revenue
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1932

First published as The Masked Menace in The Thriller (April 25, 1931) and as The Saint's Income Tax in Mystery Novel Magazine (Spring 1934). Published in the collection The Saint vs. Scotland Yard.
Templar has published a novel and the taxman is after him. To get the money, he and his gal, Patricia, decide to turn the tables on a nasty blackmailer..

11 The Million Pound Day The Million Pound Day
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1932

First published as Black Face in The Thriller (June 6, 1931), then in Mystery Novels Magazine (Spring 1933) and The Saint Choice Vol 1. (1945) with the better known title. Also published in the collection The Saint vs. Scotland Yard and The First Saint Omnibus.
Helping a man being attacked by a mugger, Templar finds his way into an international counterfeiting case.

12 The Melancholy Journey of Mr. Teal The Melancholy Journey of Mr. Teal
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1932

First published as The Kidnapped Killer in The Thriller (August 8, 1931), then in 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Sept. 1962 & UK - Feb. 1963) with the known title. Also published in the collections The Saint vs. Scotland Yard and Saints Alive.
Having almost enough to retire, Templar goes after two diamond smugglers but things go terribly wrong.

13 The Property of the Deceased The Property of the Deceased
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1932

First published in The Thriller (February 6, 1932) and later that year as the first part of the book The Saint's Getaway.
[exact plot unknown]

14 Two Men From Munich Two Men From Munich
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1932

First published in The Thriller (June 18, 1932) and later that year as the second part of the book The Saint's Getaway.
[exact plot unknown]

15 The Gold Standard The Gold Standard
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published as The Gold Flood in The Thriller (Oct. 15, 1932) and then in Short Stories (Jun. 10, 1933), The Saint's Choice (Vol. 5 - 1945) and The Saint Mystery Magazine (UK - Dec. 1964) with the current known title. Also published in the collections The Saint And Mr. Teal and The Fantastic Saint.
Simon Templar discovers a dying man who says his brother can create gold. Now the Saint is being hunted by that man's killer.

16 The Man From St. Louis The Man From St. Louis
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published as The Saint: Hi-Jacked in The Thriller (Nov. 19, 1932), then in 2 issues of Short Stories (US - Jun. 25, 1933 & UK - early Nov. 1933) and 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Feb. 1963 & UK - Jun. 1963) with the current known title. Also published in the collections The Saint And Mr. Teal and Saints Alive.
An American small-time crime boss wants to set up his own racket in London but the Saint thinks otherwise.

17 The Death Penalty The Death Penalty
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published in the Star Novels Magazine (Fall 1933). Published in the collection The Saint And Mr. Teal and The First Saint Omnibus.
Escaping the heat of London, the Saint and Patricia Holm head to the Scilly Isles and come up against an old enemy who is now into white slavery.

18 The Brain Workers The Brain Workers
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published as To The Call Of A Beauty In Distress in the Empire News (Aug. 21, 1932) , then in The Thriller (Feb 2, 1935), The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Nov. 1958) and The Saint Detective Magazine (UK - Jan 1959) with the current title. Also published in the collection The Brighter Buccaneer.
Taking the role of Sebastian Tombs, the Saint goes after a stock swindler.

19 The Export Trade The Export Trade
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published as Diamond Cut Diamond in the Empire News (Aug. 28, 1932), then in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (US - Jan 1957, AUS - Jan. 1957, UK - Mar. 1957) and The Saint Magazine (US - Jan. 1967) with the current known title. Also published in the collections The Brighter Buccaneer and The Saint At Large.
Simon Templar is employed to courier a necklace to Paris but he is up to something.

20 The Unblemished Bootlegger The Unblemished Bootlegger
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published as Shanghaied in the Empire News (September 4, 1932) then in Mystery Novels Magazine (March 1935) and 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (US - July 1958, AUS - July 1958 & UK - September 1958) with the current better known title.  Also published in the collections The Brighter Buccaneer and The First Saint Omnibus.
A fake charity con man finds himself being conned by the Saint.

21 The Owner's Handicap The Owner's Handicap
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published as Won By A Neck in the Empire News (Sep. 11, 1932), then in The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Jan. 1959), and 2 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (AUS - Jan. 1959 & UK - Mar. 1959) with the current known title. Also published in the collections The Brighter Buccaneer and The Saint At Large.
A loan shark is being especially nasty to his clients and that attracts the Saint.

22 The Tough Egg The Tough Egg
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published as Double-Cross in the Empire News (Sep. 18, 1932), then in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (AUS - May 1956, UK - July 1956, & US - Jan 1958) with the current known title. Also published in the collection The Brighter Buccaneer.
An illegal casino owner in London wants to retire but Templar wants his booty.

23 The Bad Baron The Bad Baron
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published in Empire News (Sep. 25, 1932), then in The Thriller (Apr. 13, 1935) and 2 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (UK - Aug 1956 & US - Feb 1958). Also published in the collection The Brighter Buccaneer.
A jewel thief calling himself 'The Fox' is out for the same bracelet the Saint wants.

24 The Brass Buddha The Brass Buddha
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published in the Empire News (Oct. 2, 1932) then in The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Apr. 1959) and The Saint Detective Magazine (UK - May 1959). Also published in the collection The Brighter Buccaneer.
Templar is interested in the purchase of an expensive statuette but ends up involved in a con game.

25 The Perfect Crime The Perfect Crime
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published as The Perfect Touch in the Empire News (Oct 9. 1932) then in the Mystery Novels Magazine (May 1935), The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - July 1959) and 2 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (AUS - July 1959 & UK - Nov. 1959) with the known title. Also published in the collections The Brighter Buccaneer and The Saint At Large.
Another moneylender who does not play by the rules is the target of the Saint.

26 The Appalling Politician The Appalling Politician
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published as Third Degree Fires in the Empire News (October 16, 1932) then in Mystery Novels Magazine (July 1935) and 4 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (US - Jan 1955, AUS - Feb 1955, UK - Apr 1955 & Feb 1962) with the current, better known title. Also published in the collection The Brighter Buccaneer and The First Saint Omnibus.
Trade treaty secrets have been stolen and Teal asks Templar to help recover them.

27 The Unpopular Landlord The Unpopular Landlord
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First Published as The Bullying Major in the Empire News (Oct. 23, 1932) then as The Saint and the Unpopular Landlord in The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Oct. 1959 & UK - Sep. 1960) and in The Saint Detective Magazine (AUS - Nov. 1959) with the known title. Also published in the collections The Brighter Buccaneer and The Saint At Large.
When Templar learns of a landlord who is bilking little old ladies, he cannot resist getting involved.

28 The New Swindle The New Swindle
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First Published as The Mail Swindle in the Empire News (Oct. 20, 1932) then in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (AUS - Apr. 1956, UK - Jun. 1956 & US - Oct. 1958) and in The Saint Mystery Magazine (UK - Apr. 1964) with the known title. Also published in the collection The Brighter Buccaneer.
A previous recipient of the Saint's attention has a new con going and Templar steps in.

29 The Five Thousand Pound Kiss The Five Thousand Pound Kiss
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First Published as The Star of Mandalay in the Empire News (Nov. 6, 1932) then in 2 issues of MacKill's Mystery Magazine (UK - Jul. 1953 & US - Sep. 1953), in 2 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (US - May. 1957 & UK - May 1957), in The Saint Magazine (US - Jan. 1967) with the current title and as The Saint Takes On A Dare in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (US - Sep. 1964). Also published in the collections The Brighter Buccaneer and The Saint At Large.
A large diamond called the 'Star of Mandalay' is Simon Templar's target but it also attracts someone else.

30 The Green Goods Man The Green Goods Man
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published as The Very Green Goods Man in the Empire News (Nov. 21, 1932), then in 2 issues of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (US - Aug. 1946 & AUS - Dec. 1947), 2 issues of MacKill's Mystery Magazine (UK - Apr. 1953 & US - May 1953), and Ellery Queen's 1963 Anthology with the current title, plus as The Saint and the Green Goods Man in 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Nov. 1959 & UK - Jan. 1960). Also published in the collections The Brighter Buccaneer and The Saint Cleans Up.
A counterfeit con game has a new twist but that just makes the Saint more interested.

31 The Blind Spot The Blind Spot
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published as The Stolen Formula in the Empire News (Nov. 13, 1932), then as The Saint and the Blind Spot in 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Apr. 1960 & UK - Jun. 1960). Published only with the current title in the collection The Brighter Buccaneer.
A patent agent is stealing from his would-be clients causing one victim to attempt suicide.

32 The Unusual Ending The Unusual Ending
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1933

First published as The Case of the Lady Informer in the Empire News (Nov. 27, 1932) then in 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Jan. 1962 & UK 0 Apr. 1962) with the current title. Also published in the collection The Brighter Buccaneer.
The con man that Templar went after twice is trying to leave the country but the Saint thinks otherwise.

33 The Simon Templar Foundation The Simon Templar Foundation
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First Published as The Book of Fate in The Thriller (Feb 10, 1934) then in Star Novels Magazine (Sep 1934) and 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - May 1963 & UK - Sep 1963) with the current known title. Also published in the collection The Saint In London and The First Saint Omnibus.
Coming into possession of the black book of an old adversary, Simon Templar decides to blackmail the bad guys listed in it to fund a foundation aiding war victims.

34 The Higher Finance The Higher Finance
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published as On The Night of the 13th in The Thriller (Feb. 24, 1934) then in the Star Novels Magazine (Oct. 1934) and The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Oct. 1965) with the current title. Also published in the collections The Saint In London and Saints Alive.
One of the richest men in Europe is dealing in fake bond certificates, reason enough to interest the Saint.

35 The Art of Alibi The Art of Alibi
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published as After The Murder in The Thriller (Mar. 24, 1934) then in the Mystery Novels Magazine Quarterly (Summer 1934) with the current title. Also published in the collection The Saint In London.
Someone has left the Saint's calling card at the scene of a murder and Simon Templar must prove his innocence.

36 The Ingenuous Colonel The Ingenuous Colonel
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published as Keep An Eye On The Clock in the Empire News (Oct. 1, 1933) then in The Thriller (Oct. 13, 1934) and 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (AUS - Dec. 1954, UK - Feb. 1955 & US - Jul. 1955) with the known title. Also published in the collection The Saint Intervenes.
At a racetrack, two con men pick the wrong patsy for their scam - Simon Templar.

37 The Unfortunate Financier The Unfortunate Financier
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published as The Whipping of Uncle Oats in the Empire News (Oct 8, 1933) then in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (Aus - Aug 1955, UK - Oct 1955, & US - Sep 1956) and 1 issue of Argosy (UK - Nov 1968) with the title it is currently known by. Also published in the collections The Saint Intervenes, The Saint At Large and The First Saint Omnibus.
The swindler specializing in Middle East oil stock scams did not know his new secretary is Patricia Holm, girlfriend of the Saint.

38 The Newdick Helicopter The Newdick Helicopter
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published as The Inventions of Oscar Newdick in the Empire News (Oct. 15, 1933) then in 2 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (AUS - Aug. 1956, UK - Oct. 1956 & US - Jul. 1957) with the known title. Also published in the collections The Saint Intervenes and The Fantastic Saint.
A friend of Templar has fallen victim to a con about a new form of helicopter and the Saint wants to get even.'

39 The Prince of Cherkessia The Prince of Cherkessia
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published as The Vanishing of Prince Schomyl in the Empire News (Oct. 22, 1933) then in The Thriller (Nov. 10, 1934), The Saint Detective Magazine (US - Apr. 1956), Suspense (UK - Sep. 1959) and The Saint Mystery Magazine (UK - Oct. 1963) with the known title. Also published in the collections The Saint Intervenes and The Saint At Large.
Inspector Teal is given the job of safeguarding a crown made for a foreign prince.

40 The Treasure of Turk's Lane The Treasure of Turk's Lane
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published in the Empire News (Oct. 29, 1933) then in The Thriller (Dec. 29, 1934), 2 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (UK - Dec. 1955 & US - Nov. 1957) and The Saint Mystery Magazine (UK - Jun. 1962). Also published in the collection The Saint Intervenes and The Saint At Large.
An unscrupulous land developer is using nasty tactics to force a friend of Templar to sell his ancestral home.

41 The Sleepless Knight The Sleepless Knight
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published as The Slave Driver Sees The Red Light in the Empire News (Nov 5, 1933), then in The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Feb 1959) and The Saint Detective Magazine (UK - Apr 1959) with the known current title. Also published in the collection The Saint Intervenes and The First Saint Omnibus.
A trucking company is forcing its drivers to push themselves and an innocent cyclist loses his life because of it.

42 The Uncritical Publisher The Uncritical Publisher
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published as The Smashing of Another Racket in the Empire News (Nov. 12, 1933) then as The Saint and the Uncritical Publisher in 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Aug. 1960 & UK - Nov. 1960). Published only with the current title in the collections The Saint Intervenes and The Saint At Large.
Templar's friend has written a book but the publisher steals the proceeds.

43 The Noble Sportsman The Noble Sportsman
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

Published in The Thriller (Feb. 9, 1935) and also in the collection The Saint Intervenes.
A British politician is found dead and Teal looks into it with Templar's help.

44 The Damsel in Distress The Damsel in Distress
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published as The Kidnapping of the Fickle Financier in the Empire News (Nov. 19, 1933) then as The Saint and the Damsel in Distress in 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Jun. 1960 & UK - Aug. 1960). Only published with the known title in the collection The Saint Intervenes.
Templar is hired to kidnap a forger and bringing back to England for a shot-gun wedding.

45 The Loving Brothers The Loving Brothers
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published as Green Eyes of the Greedy Brothers in the Empire News (Nov. 26, 1933) then in The Saint Detective Magazine (US - Oct. 1957) with the known title. Also published in the collection The Saint Intervenes.
Templar makes the mistake of getting between two squabbling brothers over their father's will.

46 The Tall Timber The Tall Timber
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published as The Mustache and the Tea-Cup in the Empire News (Dec. 3, 1933) then 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Mar. 1962 & UK - Oct. 1962) with the known title. Also published in the collection The Saint Intervenes.
An interesting scam involving trees in Brazil attracts Templar's attention.

47 The Art Photographer The Art Photographer
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

Published in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (US - May 1958, AUS - May 1958 & UK - Jul. 1958). Also published in the collection The Saint Intervenes.
Naughty photographs are being sold and people hurt when Templar decides to get involved.

48 The Man Who Liked Toys The Man Who Liked Toys
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published as a non-Saint story in The American Magazine (Sep. 1933) then revised into a Saint story in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (AUS - Sep. 1954, UK - Nov. 1954, & US - Nov. 1956). Also published in the collections The Saint Intervenes and {!bk_10662|The Saint At Large.
Teal and Templar are again working somewhat together on a case involving a man who loved playing with toys.

49 The Mixture As Before The Mixture As Before
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

Published in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (AUS - Jun. 1955, UK - Aug. 1955, & US - Sep. 1955). Also published in the collection The Saint Intervenes.
A con man claims he can make diamonds in his bathtub. Templar cannot resist checking it out.

50 The High Fence The High Fence
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published as The Man Who Knew in The Thriller (June 16, 1934), then as The Saint and Mr. Teal in 2 issues of Popular Detective (US & Can - april 1935) and Triple Detective (Winter 1951). The titled story in the Popular Detective and Triple Detective is not the same as the book. Published in the collections The Saint Goes On and The First Saint Omnibus with the current known title.
Simon Templar, joined by Patricia Holm, goes after a man called the High Fence who tends to kill people who might rat him out. He was "England's most feared handler of stolen jewels, whose identity is so well hidden even his own men never meet him".

51 The Elusive Ellshaw The Elusive Ellshaw
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

First published as The Race Train Crime in The Thriller (Jul. 24, 1934) then as The Saint Carries On in Popular Detective (Mar. 1935) and 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - May 1965 & UK - Jun. 1965) with the known title. Also published in the collection The Saint Goes On and Concerning The Saint.
Both Teal and Templar are involved in the disappearance of a man a year before, a case which involves an English Lord.

52 The Case of the Frightened Innkeeper The Case of the Frightened Innkeeper
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1934

Published in Popular Detective (May 1935) as The Saint Steps In, which is not the book with that title, and as The Frightened Innkeeper in The Saint Magazine (US - Apr. 1967). Also published in the collection The Saint Goes On.
The owner of an inn and his niece have been frightened out of their wits by strange happenings in and around their establishment, causing them to ask Templar for help.

53 The Spanish War The Spanish War
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1937

First published as The Return of the Saint in The Thriller (Feb. 13, 1937) then as The Saint's Progress in Popular Detective (Sep. 1937). Only published with the current title in the collections The Ace Of Knaves, The Saint Two In One, and Concerning The Saint.
The debt was only £1 but it led to an adventure worth $30,000 in bearer bonds as well as at least one dead.

54 The Unlicensed Victuallers The Unlicensed Victuallers
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1937

Published in 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Nov 1963 & UK - Dec 1963). Also published in the collections The Ace Of Knaves, The Saint Two In One, and The First Saint Omnibus.
Simon Templar is working with his friends to take down a liquor-smuggling gang but that get complicated by a beautiful blonde.

55 The Beauty Specialist The Beauty Specialist
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1937

First published as The Z Man in The Thriller Library (Mar. 27, 1937) then as The Saint and the Z Man in Popular Detective (Oct. 1937) and in The Saint Mystery Magazine (UK - Oct. 1964) with the current title. Also published in the collections The Ace Of Knaves and The Saint Two In One.
The 'Z-Man' is a vicious blackmailer and the Saint is suspected of being him.

56 The Miracle Tea Party The Miracle Tea Party
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1939

First published as The T.N. Tea-Party in The Thriller Library (Jan. 29, 1938) then as The Saint's No Angel in Popular Detective (Jun. 1938), 2 issues of The Saint Choice (V4 - 1945 & V& - 1946) and The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Aug. 1963) with the current title. Also published in the collection Follow The Saint.
When Inspector Teal is attacked, Simon Templar takes that as an insult and decides to bring the baddies to justice.

57 The Invisible Millionaire The Invisible Millionaire
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1939

First published in The Daily Mail (May 10-24, 1938) then in 2 issues of Black Mask (US - Jun. 1938 & UK - Jun. 1938). Also published in the collections Follow The Saint and Saints Alive.
A message invites the Saint to a clandestine meeting with a woman about a major con going on. When he arrives, he finds her dead.

58 The Affair of Hogsbotham The Affair of Hogsbotham
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1939

First published as The Saint At Bay in Detective Fiction Weekly (August 6, 1938) then as The Saint On Parade in The Thriller Library (December 10, 1938). Published only with the current known title in the collections Follow The Saint and The First Saint Omnibus.
Ebenezer Hogsbotham is determined to rid England of all vices. The Saint decides to rob him for fun but picks the wrong house.

59 The Man Who Was Lucky The Man Who Was Lucky
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1940

First published as Date In The Dark in The American Magazine (Dec. 1935) then in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (US - Mar. 1955, AUS - Mar. 1955, & UK - May 1955) with the current title. Also published in the collection The Happy Highwayman and The Saint Two In One.
A gangster has vowed to kill a witness against him. The Saint says otherwise.

60 The Smart Detective The Smart Detective
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1940

First published as The Saint and the Siren in The American Magazine (Jun. 1936) then in 2 issues of MacKill's Mystery Magazine (UK - May 1953 & US - Jun. 1953), 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (US - Nov. 1954, AUS - Jan. 1955 & UK - Mar. 1955)  and The Saint Mystery Magazine (UK - Mar. 1962) with the known title. Also published in the collection The Happy Highwaymanand The Saint Two In One.
Simon Templar has taken a shining to some emeralds that a bad guy has but he does not know a detective is shadowing him.

61 The Wicked Cousin The Wicked Cousin
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1940

First published as The Saint In Hollywood in The American Magazine (Oct. 1936) then in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (AUS - Apr. 1955, US - May 1955 & UK - Jun. 1955) and The Saint Mystery Magazine (UK - Jun. 1961) with the current title. Also published in the collections The Happy Highwayman, The Saint Two In One, and The Saint At Large, Alfred Hitchcock's Daring Detective (1969 hardback only) and The Second Saint Omnibus.
A will may or may not have been tampered with leaving a friend of the Saint with little. The Saint thinks he should investigate.

62 The Well-Meaning Mayor The Well-Meaning Mayor
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1940

First published as Don't Shoot The Mayor in The American Magazine (Aug. 1936) then in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (AUS - Nov. 1955, US - Dec. 1955 & UK - Jan. 1956) with the current title. Also published in the collections The Happy Highwayman and The Saint Two In One.
A police commissioner in a small US city has committed suicide and the Saint decides to get the man who drove him to it.

63 The Benevolent Burglary The Benevolent Burglary
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1940

Published in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (AUS - Dec. 1955, US - Feb. 1956 & UK - Feb. 1956). Also published in the collections The Happy Highwayman and The Saint Two In One..
At a big shindig, the Saint bets that the paintings a big shot has will be stolen within the week, getting Scotland Yard's attention.

64 The Star Producers The Star Producers
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1939

Published in Detective Fiction Weekly (Mar. 18, 1939) then in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (AUS - Jan. 1956, UK - Mar. 1956 & US - May 1957). Also published in the collections The Happy Highwayman and The Saint Two In One.
An acting scam takes a young woman's life savings and the Saint does not appreciate that.

65 The Charitable Countess The Charitable Countess
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1940

First published in Detective Fiction Weekly (Mar 4. 1938) then 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (UK - Aug. 1961 & US - Apr. 1962). Also published in the collections The Happy Highwayman, The Saint Two In One, The Saint At Large, and The Saint Cleans Up.
The high society lady is big into charities but has no charitable nature. The Saint wants to correct that.

66 The Mug's Game The Mug's Game
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1940

Published as The Saint and the Mug's Game in 2 issues of The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Feb. 1960 & UK - Apr. 1960). Only published with the current title in the collections The Happy Highwayman, The Saint Two In One, The Saint At Large, and The Saint Cleans Up.
Several people have been cheated at poker by a pair of pros but they do not see Simon Templar coming.

67 The Man Who Liked Ants The Man Who Liked Ants
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1940

First published in the magazine called Double Detective (Dec. 1937) then in The Saint's Choice (V2 - 1945), The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (Jun. 1953), 2 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (AUS - Feb. 1956 & UK - Apr. 1956) and as The Saint and the Man Who Liked Ants in The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Jul. 1960). Also published in the collections The Happy Highwayman, The Saint Two In One, The Saint At Large, The Fantastic Saint, and The Second Saint Omnibus.
The Saint does not know what to do when he comes across a mad scientist interested in getting giant ants to take over the world.

68 Arizona Arizona
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1942

Published in the collection The Saint Goes West.
The Nazis need the mercury that can be gotten from beneath a ranch in Arizona. Simon Templar wants to stop them.

69 Palm Springs Palm Springs
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1942

Published as The Problem In Palm Springs in the Big-Book Detective Magazine (Canada - April 1945). Only published with the current title in the collections The Saint Goes West and The Second Saint Omnibus. Also based on a photo essay listed in Odds & Ends.
A millionaire provides info that help the police to find and kill a big gangster. Now that rich man is getting death threats and appeals to the Saint.

70 Hollywood Hollywood
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1942

Published in the collection The Saint Goes West.
His notoriety lands Simon Templar a chance to play himself in a movie but that comes to an end when the producer is killed.

71 The Black Market The Black Market
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1944

First published as Murder Goes to Market in 3 issues of Black Mask (US - March 1944, Can - May 1944 & UK - October 1944). Published with the current title only in the collections The Saint On Guard and Saints Alive.
A shipment of iridium, vital for the war effort, has been snatched to be sold on the black market. Simon Templar works with US Intelligence to get it back.

72 The Sizzling Saboteur The Sizzling Saboteur
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1944

First published as The Saint in Trouble in 3 issues of Flynn's Detective Fiction (USA - November 1943 - January 1944) then in The Saint Magazine (UK - June 1966) with the current known title. Also published in a book format twice as The Saint and the Sizzling Saboteur by Avon in 1944 and by Charter in 1981. Also included in the collection The Saint On Guard and The Second Saint Omnibus.
In Galveston, the Saint is on the hunt for a man who is sabotaging war munitions plants.

73 The King of the Beggars The King of the Beggars
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1948

First published in The American Magazine (May 1947). Also published in the collection Call For The Saint.
Simon Templar wants to dethrone the man calling himself the King of the Beggars and taking a good slice of their income.

74 The Masked Angel The Masked Angel
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1948

First published in Mystery Book Magazine (Winter 1947). Also published in the collections Call For The Saint and <i>The Second Saint Omnibus</i>.
The name refers to a boxer who supposedly killed a man in a previous bout. He is now set to fight a man the Saint knows.

75 Judith aka The Naughty Niece Judith aka The Naughty Niece
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1948

Published in the collection Saint Errant.
Judith wants Simon Templar to help stop her uncle from stealing an invention of her father.

76 Iris aka The Old Routine Iris aka The Old Routine
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1948

Published in the collection Saint Errant.
Iris is a very bad actress. Her plays are paid for by her husband, a very bad protection racketeer.

77 Lida aka The Foolish Frail Lida aka The Foolish Frail
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1948

Published in the collection Saint Errant.
When Joan asks Templar for help freeing her sister from a blackmailer, they discover the sibling has been murdered.

78 Jeannine aka The Lovely Sinner Jeannine aka The Lovely Sinner
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1948

Published in the collection Saint Errant.
A dictator owns a priceless pearl necklace that is the target of more than one thief.

79 Lucia aka The Homecoming of Amadeo Urselli Lucia aka The Homecoming of Amadeo Urselli
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1948

Published in the collection Saint Errant.
A nasty criminal is plaguing an entire village in Greece until Templar travels through.

80 Teresa aka The Uncertain Widow Teresa aka The Uncertain Widow
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1948

Published in the collection Saint Errant.
Teresa needs the Saint to help her locate her husband in Mexico.

81 Luelia aka The Saint and the Double Badger Luelia aka The Saint and the Double Badger
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1948

Published in the collection Saint Errant.
The luscious Luella is the bait in a badger game that hooked Templar's friend so he sets himself up a the next sucker.

82 Emily aka The Doodlebug Emily aka The Doodlebug
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1948

Published in the collection Saint Errant.
The Saint's friend's mother has been hoodwinked into buying a fake gold mine.

83 Dawn aka The Darker Drink Dawn aka The Darker Drink
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1948

Published in the collections Saint Errant and The Fantastic Saint.
Dawn is the sleeptime dream of a bank teller who is being pursued by a couple of nasty types.

84 Danger No. 5 Danger No. 5
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1949

First published in The Saint No. 6 (1949), then in Captain Steve Savage Vol. 2 No. 5 (Sep.-Oct. 1954) which are both comic books from Avon.
Pat Holm could not find her favorite perfume anywhere in town, so Simon Templar goes to find her some and discovers that it gets ransacked on the way. Can he fix the problem?
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85 The Saint At A Daredevil Circus! The Saint At A Daredevil Circus!
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1952

Published in a comic book from Avon called  The Saint No. 12 in March 1952.
Simon Templar overhears the lion-tamer and his female assistant arguing. He then decides that he will have to save the girl.
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86 Paris: The Covetous Headsman Paris: The Covetous Headsman
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1953

Published in the collection The Saint In Europe.
A woman Simon Templar just met discovers her long-lost brother has been murdered apparently for a St. Christopher medal he was wearing. She is then kidnapped.

87 Amsterdam: The Angel's Eye Amsterdam: The Angel's Eye
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1953

Published in the collection The Saint In Europe.
Members of a once powerful family from an island nation are on the French Riviera to convince the Saint to help them reclaim their glory.

88 The Rhine: The Rhine Maiden The Rhine: The Rhine Maiden
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1953

Published in the collection The Saint In Europe.
Templar rescues a woman from being hit by a car. At first they thought an accident but soon learn a gangster is out to kill her.

89 Tirol: The Golden Journey Tirol: The Golden Journey
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1953

Published in the collection The Saint In Europe.
The fiancée of a friend of the Saint is a spoilt brat who needs a taste of life without her wealth, something Templar can pull off.

90 Lucerne: The Loaded Tourist Lucerne: The Loaded Tourist
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1953

Published in the collection The Saint In Europe.
The murder of a man about to emigrate to America gets the Saint involved, leading to a briefcase full of diamonds.

91 Jaun-Les-Pins: The Spanish Cow Jaun-Les-Pins: The Spanish Cow
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1953

Published in the collection The Saint In Europe.
Helping bodyguard a diamond courier friend, Templar is available to lend a hand when the huge uncut gem goes missing.

92 Rome: The Latin Touch Rome: The Latin Touch
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1953

Published in the collection The Saint In Europe.
To help free an American governor held captive by a gangster to force the release of the hood's brother, the Saint gets himself captured.

93 Bimini: The Effete Angler Bimini: The Effete Angler
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1955

Published in the collection The Saint On The Spanish Main.
When Simon Templar tries to rent a charter in Miami Beach, the captain refuses, saying he is already booked. When Templar joins in the group doing the hiring, the captain is even more furious.

94 Nassau: The Arrow of God Nassau: The Arrow of God
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1955

Published in the collection The Saint On The Spanish Main.
A particularly nasty sort of reporter is killed by an arrow and while not really mourning the victim, the Saint is interested.

95 Jamaica: The Black Commissar aka The Man from Moscow Jamaica: The Black Commissar aka The Man from Moscow
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1955

Published in the collection The Saint On The Spanish Main.
There is trouble brewing in Jamaica and a visiting Templar willing takes a part in stopping a Soviet takeover.

96 Puerto Rico: The Unkind Philanthropist Puerto Rico: The Unkind Philanthropist
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1955

Published in the collection The Saint On The Spanish Main.
A woman working for a philanthropist falls victim to a con artist in Puerto Rico. The Saint thinks he will even the score.

97 The Virgin Islands: The Old Treasure Story The Virgin Islands: The Old Treasure Story
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1955

Published in the collection The Saint On The Spanish Main.
Three men in a bar each have a piece of a treasure map. The Saint finagles a way into the group for fun.

98 Haiti: The Questing Tycoon Haiti: The Questing Tycoon
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1955

Published in the collections The Saint On The Spanish Main and The Fantastic Saint.
Fun and amusement was what Templar was seeking but instead he found voodoo, and not a nice batch of it.

99 Bermuda: The Patient Playboy Bermuda: The Patient Playboy
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1956

Published in the collection The Saint Around The World.
A woman appeals to Simon Templar for help getting her kidnapped husband back.

100 England: The Talented Husband England: The Talented Husband
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1956

Published in the collection The Saint Around The World.
A female friend of the Saint was recently paralyzed in an accident which the Saint believes was caused by her spouse.

101 France: The Reluctant Nudist France: The Reluctant Nudist
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1956

Published in the collection The Saint Around The World.
The wedding of a very rich man to a very young woman turns very bad when he is murdered.

102 Middle East: The Lovelorn Sheik Middle East: The Lovelorn Sheik
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1956

Published in the collection The Saint Around The World.
An oil prospector is in trouble with the local high official and looks to Templar for help.

103 Malaya: The Pluperfect Lady Malaya: The Pluperfect Lady
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1956

Published as The Pluperfect Lady in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (US - November 1955, AUS - October 1956, and UK - December 1956). Also included in the collection The Saint Around The World.
Templar is in the wrong place at definitely the wrong time when trouble breaks out in Malaya.

104 Vancouver: The Sporting Chance Vancouver: The Sporting Chance
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1956

Published as The Sporting Chance in 3 issued of The Saint Detective Magazine (US - Apr. 1955, AUS - Sep. 1957 & UK - Nov. 1957). Also published in the collection The Saint Around The World.
A rocket scientist is about to defect to keep his family safe when the Saint steps in to help.

105 The Bunco Artists The Bunco Artists
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1956

Published in 3 issues of The Saint Detective Magazine (US - Dec. 1956, AUS - Nov. 1957 & UK - Jan. 1058). Also published in the collection Thanks To The Saint.
Simon Templar and a lady friend go after a bunco artist couple who fleeced the lady's mother.

106 The Happy Suicide The Happy Suicide
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1956

Published in the collection Thanks To The Saint.
The brother of a popular tv host by suicide attracts Templar who is not convinced the man killed himself.

107 The Good Medicine The Good Medicine
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1956

Published in the collection Thanks To The Saint.
The head of a major beauty products firm got there by stealing her ex-husband's ideas. The Saint wants to even things.

108 The Unescapable Word The Unescapable Word
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1956

Published in the collection Thanks To The Saint.
The death of a leading scientist at a secret facility in Scotland prompts the Saint to investigate.

109 The Perfect Sucker The Perfect Sucker
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1956

Published in the collection Thanks To The Saint.
The Saint is set to unload on a con artist when he realizes the man was innocent and it was the Saint who was conned.

110 The Careful Terrorist The Careful Terrorist
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1956

Published in the collection Thanks To The Saint.
A reporter friend of the Saint goes up against a corrupt union boss and dies for it.

111 The Pearls of Peace The Pearls of Peace
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1958

Published in the collection Senor Saint.
Simon Templar goes to Mexico to find a long missing man but finds things are far different than he thought.

112 The Revolution Racket The Revolution Racket
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1958

Published in the collection Senor Saint.
A couple that the Saint thinks are gun-runners turn out to be con artists out to snag the revolutionary leader.

113 The Romantic Matron The Romantic Matron
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1958

Published in the collection Senor Saint.
A woman is beguiled by a man to smuggle a list of dissidents out of the country and she asks the Saint for help.

114 The Golden Frog The Golden Frog
novella
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1958

Published in the collection Senor Saint.
A father-daughter con team mistakenly target Templar in South America. Unfortunately for him, they are also gun-runners working with revolutionaries.

115 The Ever-Loving Spouse The Ever-Loving Spouse
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1959

Published in the collection The Saint To The Rescue.
Simon Templar is asked for help by a man who was tricked into being in a compromising position.

116 The Fruitful Land The Fruitful Land
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1959

Published in the collection The Saint To The Rescue.
The man that the Saint has targeted for justice does not believe the Saint really exists.

117 The Percentage Player The Percentage Player
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1959

Published in the collection The Saint To The Rescue.
The con man that the Saint goes up against does nothing that is not mathematically favorable to him.

118 The Water Merchant The Water Merchant
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1959

Published in the collection The Saint To The Rescue.
The invention was too good to be believed and the Saint was the chief non-believer.

119 The Gentle Ladies The Gentle Ladies
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1959

Published in the collection The Saint To The Rescue.
Two elderly ladies in a small village in England are being preyed upon by a blackmailer.

120 The Element of Doubt The Element of Doubt
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1959

Published in the collection The Saint To The Rescue.
A shady lawyer gets a arsonist acquitted and the Saint wants to see justice is done.

121 The Helpful Pirate The Helpful Pirate
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1962

Published in the collection Trust The Saint.
British Intelligence asks Simon Templar to go to Germany to find a missing scientist.

122 The Bigger Game The Bigger Game
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1962

Published in the collection Trust The Saint.
Templar is the referee for a wager between a retired matador a big game hunter.

123 The Cleaner Cure The Cleaner Cure
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1962

Published in the collection Trust The Saint.
How can a man die from having his tie cleaned? The Saint is curious.

124 The Intemperate Reformer The Intemperate Reformer
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1962

Published in the collection Trust The Saint.
The temperance leader has some pretty unpleasant things going on that the Saint wants to resolve.

125 The Uncured Ham The Uncured Ham
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1962

Published in the collection Trust The Saint.
To get back at an actor who has been quite naughty, the Saint sets up a sting involving Hamlet.

126 The Convenient Monster The Convenient Monster
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1962

Published in the collections Trust The Saint and The Fantastic Saint.
The death of a man and a dog are being blamed on the Loch Ness monster but the Saint finds something nasty is afoot.

127 Cannes: The Better Mousetrap Cannes: The Better Mousetrap
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1963

Published in the collection The Saint In The Sun.
Simon Templar is the best man to use as a fall-guy by a band of jewel thieves - except he is the worst man to have as an enemy.

128 St. Tropez: The Ugly Impresario St. Tropez: The Ugly Impresario
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1963

Published in the collection The Saint In The Sun.
[plot unknown]

129 England: The Prodigal Miser England: The Prodigal Miser
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1963

Published in the collection The Saint In The Sun.
[plot unknown]

130 Nassau: The Fast Women Nassau: The Fast Women
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1963

Published in the collection The Saint In The Sun.
Two female racecar drivers are great rivals and when one is being targeted for murder, the other is the prime suspect.

131 Florida: The Jolly Undertaker Florida: The Jolly Undertaker
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1963

Published in the collection The Saint In The Sun.
[plot unknown]

132 Lucerne: The Russian Prisoner Lucerne: The Russian Prisoner
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1963

Published in the collection The Saint In The Sun.
The Saint helps a Russian scientist and his daughter defect while in Switzerland.

133 Provence: The Hopeless Heiress Provence: The Hopeless Heiress
short story
Written by Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1963

Published in the collection The Saint In The Sun.
[plot unknown]

134 The Death Game The Death Game
novella
Written by John Kruse (story)
Copyright: 1968

Published in the collection The Saint On TV.
Students at various colleges are involved in war games that turned quite real.

135 The Power Artists The Power Artists
novella
Written by John Kruse
Copyright: 1968

Published in the collection The Saint On TV.
Framed for murder by the villain in The Death Game Simon Templar needs help proving his innocence, one source being Inspector Teal.

136 The Dizzy Daughter The Dizzy Daughter
novella

Copyright: 1968

Published in the collection The Saint Returns.
story by D.R. Motton, teleplay (named Little Girl Lost, by Leigh Vance - A young woman claiming to be the daughter of Adolf Hitler is rescued by Simon Templar and while he does not believe it, he cannot deny someone is after her.

137 The Gadget Lovers The Gadget Lovers
novella

Copyright: 1968

Published in the collection The Saint Returns.
story and teleplay by John Kruse - Someone is killing Soviet spies and the Saint is hired to bodyguard yet another as he travels by train from Berlin to Paris.

138 The Saint Completes The Circuit The Saint Completes The Circuit
short story

Copyright: 1968

Published in The Saint Annual 1969.
[plot unknown]

139 Set-up for the Saint Set-up for the Saint
short story

Copyright: 1968

Published in The Saint Annual 1969.
[plot unknown]

140 Simon the Unknown Simon the Unknown
short story

Copyright: 1968

Published in The Saint Annual 1969.
[plot unknown]

141 Trick to the Saint Trick to the Saint
short story

Copyright: 1968

Published in The Saint Annual 1969.
[plot unknown]

142 All Lit-up All Lit-up
short story

Copyright: 1968

Published in The Saint Annual 1969.
[plot unknown]

143 Sunk Without Trace Sunk Without Trace
short story

Copyright: 1968

Published in The Saint Annual 1969.
[plot unknown]

144 Meet Me in the Louvre Meet Me in the Louvre
short story

Copyright: 1968

Published in The Saint Annual 1969.
[plot unknown]

145 Run For Your Gun Run For Your Gun
short story

Copyright: 1968

Published in The Saint Annual 1969.
[plot unknown]

146 Simon makes the Fashion Scene Simon makes the Fashion Scene
short story

Copyright: 1968

Published in The Saint Annual 1969.
[plot unknown]

147 The Hot Session The Hot Session
short story

Copyright: 1968

Published in The Saint Annual 1969.
[plot unknown]

148 Said the Gangster to the Saint Said the Gangster to the Saint
short story

Copyright: 1968

Published in The Saint Annual 1969.
[plot unknown]

149 The Art Collectors The Art Collectors
novella

Copyright: 1969

Published in the collection The Saint Abroad.
teleplay by Michael Pertwee - Helping a woman sell some valuable paintings finds Simon Templar accused of murder and the artwork stolen.

150 The Persistent Patriots The Persistent Patriots
novella

Copyright: 1969

Published in the collection The Saint Abroad.
teleplay by Michael Pertwee - the Saint saves the life of a prominent politician and then is asked to save his reputation.

151 A Saintly Tip A Saintly Tip
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1971

1st of 5 text adventures in The Saint Television Picture Story Book, 1971.
[plot unknown]

152 Highway Robbery Highway Robbery
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1971

2nd of 5 text adventures in The Saint Television Picture Story Book, 1971.
[plot unknown]

153 The Saint Takes A Hand The Saint Takes A Hand
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1971

3rd of 5 text adventures in The Saint Television Picture Story Book, 1971.
[plot unknown]

154 Trust The Saint Trust The Saint
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1971

4th of 5 text adventures in The Saint Television Picture Story Book, 1971.
[plot unknown]

155 The Saint and the Skeleton The Saint and the Skeleton
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1971

5th of 5 text adventures in The Saint Television Picture Story Book, 1971.
[plot unknown]

156 The Masterpiece Merchant The Masterpiece Merchant
short story

Copyright: 1975

Published in the collection Catch The Saint.
Simon Templar has fun taking on an art swindler but the case turns out to be much bigger than he thought.

157 The Adoring Socialite The Adoring Socialite
short story

Copyright: 1975

Published in the collection Catch The Saint.
A woman madly in love with the Saint helps him when he accidentally messes up an undercover policeman's cover and must do his best to keep the man alive.

158 The Midas Double The Midas Double
novella

Copyright: 1977

Published in the collection Send For The Saint.
story by John Kruse - episode called The Double Take - Simon Templar is hired by a Greek magnate to find and stop an imposter. When he confronts the 'fake' he is told his employer is the real fraud.

159 The Pawn Gamble The Pawn Gamble
novella

Copyright: 1977

Published in the collection Send For The Saint.
story by Donald James - episode called The Organization Man - British Intelligence hires the Saint to find out why an ex-soldier is busy training a group of mercenaries.

160 The Imprudent Professor The Imprudent Professor
novella

Copyright: 1978

Published in the collection The Saint In Trouble.
teleplay by Terence Feely - A daughter of a scientist working on a petrol substitute asks Simon Templar to protect the man and the Saint soon learns one of those out for him is a company specializing in kidnapping geniuses.

161 The Red Sabbath The Red Sabbath
novella

Copyright: 1978

Published in the collection The Saint In Trouble.
teleplay by John Kruse - episode entitled One Black September - A member of the Black September terrorist gang has left the group and is hiding in London. The Saint works with an Israeli agent to find him.

162 A Girl in the Boot A Girl in the Boot
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1978

1st of 3 text adventures published in Return of the Saint Annual 1979.
[plot unknown]
Click here to read the story.

163 Lady Helen's Necklace Lady Helen's Necklace
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1978

2nd of 3 text adventures published in Return of the Saint Annual 1979.
[plot unknown]
Click here to read the story.

164 The Saint Leads a Dance The Saint Leads a Dance
Written by Unknown
Copyright: 1978

3rd of 3 text adventures published in Return of the Saint Annual 1979.
[plot unknown]
Click here to read the story.

165 The Pastor's Problem The Pastor's Problem
novella

Copyright: 1980

Published in the collection Count On The Saint.
To help a priest save his London mission, Simon Templar agrees to steal a chalice but that gets him involved with nasty crooks not so philanthropic.

166 The Unsaintly Santa The Unsaintly Santa
novella

Copyright: 1980

Published in the collection Count On The Saint.
While in Cambridge, the Saint learns someone dressed as Santa is killing people.

MOVIES

Number of Movies:13
First Appearance:1938
Last Appearance:1997

       It took the movie industry nearly a decade to realize the potential of the Saint on the big screen but once they did, they had a field day. Eight movies came out in the course of 5 years. Not every film had the same actor portray the Saint with three different people in the starring role.
       Louis Hayward was the first but George Sanders really took over, making 5 Saint films. Hugh Sinclair got a couple in, mixed in with Sanders enough to get rather confusing. Then a 10-year gap took place before Hayward would bring him back for one more adventure.
       Fifteen years would pass before the big screen would host the Saint and even then it would be as amalgams of the television series pieced together to make a long tale, usually a two-part episode merged into one. Two would star Roger Moore and one would have Ian Ogilvy.
       Letting another ten years go by, the Saint again appears in movie format, albeit made-for-tv movies starring Simon Dutton as Templar. These original tales did not get the novelization treatment they deserved.

       Mention has to be made of the Val Kilmer movie, The Saint, even though the character was most definitely not Simon Templar, use of that name by him notwithstanding. It was a terrifically entertaining action flick that I watched several times but it was NOT Simon Templar, the Saint.

1 The Saint In New York The Saint In New York
Director: Leslie Fenton
Writers: Charles Kaufman, Mortimer Offner, Leslie Charteris
Actors: Louis Hayward as Simon Templay, Kay Sutton as Fay Edwards, Sig Ruman as Hutch Relin, Jonathan Hale as Inspector Fernack
Released: 1938

A police inspector invites Simon Templar to New York to help fight the rise in gangs. The Saint soon learns there is a "Big Fellow" who is clearly taking over.

2 The Saint Strikes Back The Saint Strikes Back
Also known as Angel of Doom
Director: John Farrow
Writers: John Twist, Leslie Charteris
Actors: George Sanders as Simon Templar, Wendy Barrie as Val Travers, Jonathan Hale as Inspector Fernack, Barry Fitzgerald as Zipper Dyson, Neil Hamilton as Allan Breck
Released: 1939

Moving to San Francisco, Simon Templar seems to be working with the police to fight corruption while also working with the lovely crime boss to destroy his own friend.

3 The Saint In London The Saint In London
Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Writers: Lynn Root, Frank Fenton, Leslie Charteris
Actors: George Sanders as Simon Templar, Sally Gray as Penny Parker, David Burns as Dugan, Gordon McLeod as Inspector Teal, John Abbott as Count Stephen Duni
Released: 1939

Back home in London, Simon Templar takes on a major counterfeiting ring.

4 The Saint's Double Trouble The Saint's Double Trouble
Director: Jack Hively
Writers: Ben Holmes, Leslie Charteris
Actors: George Sanders as Simon Templar, George Sanders as Duke Bates aka the Boss, Jonathan Hale as Inspector Fernack, Bela Lugosi as Partner, Helene Whitney as Anne Bitts
Released: 1940

The Saint is the prime suspect as the head of a gang but it is really a man known as 'The Boss' who is a dead-ringer for Simon Templar.

5 The Saint Takes Over The Saint Takes Over
Director: Jack Hively
Writers: Lynn Root, Frank Fenton, Leslie Charteris
Actors: George Sanders as Simon Templar, Wendy Burns as Ruth Summers, Jonathan Hale as Inspector Fernack, Paul Guilfoyle as Clarence Gates
Released: 1940

When his friend, Inspector Fernack, is framed by a group of gangsters to get him out of the way, Simon Templar decides he needs to get involved.

6 The Saint's Vacation The Saint's Vacation
Director: Leslie Fenton
Writers: Jeffrey Dell, Leslie Charteris
Actors: Hugh Sinclair as Simon Templar, Sally Gray as Mary Langdon, Arthur Macrae as Monty Hayward, Cecil Parker as Rudolph Hauser
Released: 1941

The Saint is on vacation when he comes across a simple music box. Getting it, though, gets him into a lot of adventure that spreads across Europe.

7 The Saint In Palm Springs The Saint In Palm Springs
Director: Jack Hively
Writers: Jerome Cady, Leslie Charteris
Actors: George Sanders as Simon Templar, Wendy Barrie as Elna Johnson, Paul Guilfoyle as Clarence Gates, Jonathan Hale as Inspector Fernack
Released: 1941

Simon Templar is asked by his friend to watch over a man couriering a valuable collection of stamps but the man is killed, the stamps stolen, and the Saint is on the job.

8 The Saint Meets The Tiger The Saint Meets The Tiger
Director: Paul L. Stein
Writers: Leslie Arliss, Wolfgang Wilhelm, James Seymoure, Leslie Charteris
Actors: Hugh Sinclair as Simon Templar, Jean Gillie as Patricia Holm, Gordon McLeod as Inspector Teal, Clifford Evans as Tidemarsh aka the Tiger, Wylie Watson as Horace
Released: 1943

Simon Templar might not have gotten involved if the man had not died on his doorstep, whispering about gold and smuggling and someone known as the Tiger.

9 The Saint's Girl Friday The Saint's Girl Friday
Also known as aka The Saint's Return
Director: Seymour Friedman
Writers: Allan MacKinnon, Leslie Charteris
Actors: Louis Hayward as Simon Templar, Naomi Chance as Carol Denby, Sydney Tafler as Max Lennar, Charles Victor as Inspector Teal
Released: 1953

A lady friend of Simon Templar calls begging for help but before the Saint can get to her, she dies in a car crash the police say was accidental but which the Saint knows was murder. He is out to get revenge.

10 The Fiction Makers The Fiction Makers
Also known as The Saint and the Fiction Makers
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Writers: John Kruse, Harry W. Junkin
Actors: Roger Moore as Simon Templar, Sylvia Syms as Joyce Darling / Amos Klein, Justine Lord as Galaxy Rose, Kenneth J. Warren as Warlock
Released: 1968

Two episodes of the television series turned into a theater release, this has Simon Templar hired to protect a young author but soon the Saint and his protectee are kidnapped to use the writer's ideas to create a crime empire.

11 Vendetta For The Saint Vendetta For The Saint
Director: Jim O'Connolly
Writers: Harry W. Junkin, John Kruse
Actors: Roger Moore as Simon Templar, Ian Hendrey as Alessandro Destamio, Rosemary Dexter as Gina Destamio
Released: 1969

A two-part episode from the television series turned into a theater release. A man named Euston comes across an old acquaintance in Naples but that fellow denies it. Euston is later found murdered and the Saint wants to know why.

12 The Saint and the Brave Goose The Saint and the Brave Goose
Director: Cyril Frankel
Writer: John Kruse
Actors: Ian Ogilvy as Simon Templar, Gayle Hunnicutt as Annabel West, Stratford Johns as George Duchamps
Released: 1979

Two episodes from The Return of the Saint made into a theater release. While taking part in a speedboat race, Simon Templar sees a competitor blown to bits. The police rule it an accident but the Saint is certain it is otherwise.

13 The Saint The Saint
Director: Philip Noyce
Writers: Jonathan Hensleigh, Wesley Strick
Actors: Val Kilmer as Simon Templar, Elisabeth Shue as Dr. Emma Russell, Rade Serbedzija as Ivan Tretiak, Valeriy Nikolaev as Ilya Tretiak
Released: 1997

Hired by a Russian mobster to steal a cold fusion formula, Simon Templar does not expect to have feelings for the beautiful female scientist who came up with it. - Fun movie but definitely not the Saint.

TELEVISION


Number of Episodes:150
First Appearance:1962
Last Appearance:2013
Network:Various

REGULAR CAST
Roger MooreSimon Templar [ 1-118 ]
Ian OgilvySimon Templar [ 119-142 ]
Andrew ClarkeSimon Templar [ 143 ]
Simon DuttonSimon Templar [ 144-149 ]
Adam RaynerSimon Templar [ 150 ]

       As popular as Simon Templar had to have been to keep the magazines clamouring for more adventures, it could not have come close to the incredible popularity that would grace the Saint once his tales made the small screen under the terrific handling of the ever-sophisticated but also playful Roger Moore. The panache he showed with his mischievous grin and slight tilt of his head over something oddly ironic was matched by the swiftness and ferocity he could show when laying into one of the ungodly. It ran for 6 seasons.
       Clearly, Moore gave to Templar the same vitality, perhaps even more so, than he would a few years later for James Bond. But for me, while I enjoyed the Bond films that Sir Roger made, I will always appreciate him even more for Simon Templar.

       Ten years after the Moore era, The Return of the Saint came to the small screen in England with young, incredibly handsome Ian Ogilvy as Templar. The series did not catch the attention of the public as it deserved and it lasted just one season, which is a shame because Ogilvy did a terrific job and the episodes definitely do justice to the legend.

       Fast forward nearly another decade and a pilot for a possible new series was made with Andrew Clarke as Templar. It ran as part of CBS's Playhouse. It did not get picked up.

       Two years later, another incarnation of the Saint appeared with several episodes starring Simon Dutton as Templar. It also did not make it past the first year.

       Jump ahead two decades and another attempt for a television series. Adam Rayner played the Saint and veteran actress Eliza Dushku appeared as Patricia Holm. It did not take either.

COMIC BOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, AND MANGA

Number of Stories:84
First Appearance:1939
Last Appearance:2014

       Several comics were written about the Saint over the years. The ones I know about are listed here.
       The first illustrated Saint story was an adaptation of a Saint movie starring George Sanders. It was released by the very new comic publisher Detective Comics, which would become DC.
       A couple of years later, a possibly short-lived New Friday Publications, under the banner of Comic House, had an anthology magazine called Silver Streak. The contents of the comic changed quite a bit over the couple of years it was around. Four of those issues contained original Saint stories penned by Leslie Charteris and recounting what the Saint did to help the war effort behind enemy lines.
       Avon Comics released 12 issues over a 4-year period. Each issue had one or more Saint stories and other tales as well, as was common back then.
       British publisher Fleetway put out a series of adventures of numerous characters, first in its Thriller Comics and then in its Super-Detective Library comic, apparently illustrated versions of previously released stories. One of the former and eight of the latter issues dealt with the Saint although I have not yet figured out what stories they connect with.
       In recent years, at least one graphic novel and one lone comic book was released by Moonstone.
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COMIC STRIPS

Number of Arcs:46
Number of Strips:1
First Appearance:1947
Last Appearance:1961

       The exact number of strips is not known to me at this time though a fellow fan has told me there were 46 arcs. The comics were syndicated by the New York Herald Tribune to papers all over the world. My source has told me that the strips started weekdays on September 27, 1948 with a Sunday edition being added March 20th, 1949. They would last until September 16, 1961.
       The artists who provided the images were Mike Roy, John Spranger, Bob Lubbers, and Doug Wildey.
       There was a preliminary strip put out before the main run started, drawn by Lew Schwartz, which I have numbered 0.5.

1 New York   New York
Strips: 1 - 7
Dates: 09/27/1948 - 10/04/1948
Contributors: Mike Roy (artist), Leslie Charteris (writer)
Artist: Mike Roy

7 strips - A young daughter of a wealthy man has been kidnapped by gangsters out for a large ransom. What they get is the Saint.
Click here to read some or all the story.

2 Beauty Scam   Beauty Scam
Strips: 8 - 47
Dates: 10/05/1948 - 11/19/1948
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), Mike Roy (artist)
Artist: Mike Roy

40 strips - A nasty piece of work named Jolly Joe is starting a protection racket targeting showgirls in nightclubs - pay $5 a week or bad things happen. When his henchman sprays acid on one woman on stage and the Saint is in the audience, Templar has to step in.
Click here to read some or all the story.

3 Mystery Debutante   Mystery Debutante
Strips: 48 - 99
Dates: 11/20/1948 - 01/19/1949
Contributors: Mike Roy (artist), Leslie Charteris (writer)
Artist: Mike Roy

52 strips - The newspaper headline says that a mystery débutante has hired the Saint as a bodyguard. The interesting fact is that she did not know about it. And neither did Simon Templar.
Click here to read some or all the story.

4 Nassau Treasure   Nassau Treasure
Strips: 100 - 148
Dates: 01/20/1949 - 03/17/1949
Contributors: Mike Roy (artist), Leslie Charteris (writer)
Artist: Mike Roy

49 strips - An aging treasure hunter and his adult daughter have found a buried treasure but loose lips let a modern day pirate know about it and he has taken the woman as a hostage to ensure the father delivers the loot. The father appeals to the Saint for help.
Click here to read some or all the story.

5 Rex Martin   Rex Martin
Strips: 149 - 207
Dates: 03/18/1949 - 05/16/1949
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), Mike Roy (artist)
Artist: Mike Roy

59 strips including the first of the Sunday editions - Wealthy Colonel Wrenn has a daughter infatuated with an 'adventurer' that Wrenn does not trust. He appeals to Simon Templar to come to his estate in Virginia to see if the object of her affection is a scam artist.
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6 Virus 13   Virus 13
Strips: 208 - 335
Dates: 05/17/1949 - 09/21/1949
Contributors: Mike Roy (artist), Leslie Charteris (writer)
Artist: Mike Roy

128 strips
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7 Rio   Rio
Strips: 336 - 432
Dates: 09/21/1949 - 12/26/1949
Contributors: Mike Roy (artist), Leslie Charteris (writer)
Artist: Mike Roy

97 strips
Click here to read some or all the story.

8 Hell   Hell
Strips: 433 - 527
Dates: 12/26/1949 - 04/09/1950

105 strips
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9 Valdor   Valdor
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 04/07/1950 - 09/06/1950
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), Mike Roy (artist)
Artist: Mike Roy


Click here to read some or all the story.

10 Arms   Arms
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 09/06/1950 - 12/31/1950
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), Mike Roy (artist)
Artist: Mike Roy


Click here to read some or all the story.

11 Midnight   Midnight
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 12/30/1950 - 04/20/1951
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), Mike Roy (artist)
Artist: Mike Roy


12 Plays With Fire   Plays With Fire
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 04/21/1951 - 07/27/1951
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), Mike Roy (artist)
Artist: Mike Roy


13 Dope   Dope
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 07/28/1951 - 10/13/1951
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger


14 Good Hunting   Good Hunting
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 10/15/1951 - 01/05/1952
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger

The Saint helps a Russian scientist and his daughter defect while in Switzerland. Used as the source for story 6 in The Saint In The Sun and the tv episode The Russian Prisoner, episode 5-3.

15 Triangle   Triangle
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 01/28/1952 - 06/07/1952
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger


16 Spectre   Spectre
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 06/28/1952 - 09/27/1952
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger


17 Flying Saucer   Flying Saucer
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 09/29/1952 - 01/02/1953
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger


18 Honolulu   Honolulu
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 01/03/1953 - 03/04/1953
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger


19 Without Appeal   Without Appeal
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 04/04/1953 - 07/18/1953
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger


20 Nemo   Nemo
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 07/20/1953 - 09/26/1953
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger


21 Antilla   Antilla
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 09/27/1953 - 01/24/1954
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger


22 Keys Treasure   Keys Treasure
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 01/25/1954 - 03/01/1954
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger


23 Contest   Contest
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 03/22/1954 - 05/16/1954
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger


24 D.F. Jakes   D.F. Jakes
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 05/17/1954 - 08/07/1954
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger


25 Chinatown   Chinatown
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 08/09/1954 - 09/12/1954
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger


26 Uranium   Uranium
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 09/13/1954 - 11/07/1954
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger


27 Muscles   Muscles
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 11/09/1954 - 02/06/1955
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger

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28 Valentine   Valentine
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 02/07/1955 - 05/08/1955
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger

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29 Dig (Goggles)   Dig (Goggles)
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 05/09/1955 - 07/17/1955
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger

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30 HiFi   HiFi
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 07/18/1955 - 10/23/1955
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger

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31 Greta-Piracy Part 1   Greta-Piracy Part 1
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 10/23/1955 - 01/22/1956
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger

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32 Greta-Piracy Part 2   Greta-Piracy Part 2
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 01/23/1956 - 06/03/1956
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger

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33 Tag   Tag
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 06/07/1956 - 11/01/1956
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger

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34 Pilby   Pilby
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 11/02/1956 - 03/15/1957
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger

Note: Adapted for an unpublished story called 'Bet On The Saint'

35 Escoria   Escoria
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 03/16/1957 - 10/18/1957
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger

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36 Gray Ghost   Gray Ghost
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 10/19/1957 - 03/19/1958
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), John Spranger (artist)
Artist: John Spranger

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37 Paris   Paris
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 03/20/1958 - 08/28/1958
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (Writer), John Spranger (Artist)
Artist: John Spranger

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38 Sorcelou   Sorcelou
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 08/29/1958 - 01/01/1959
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (Writer), John Spranger (Artist)
Artist: John Spranger

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39 Brazil   Brazil
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 01/02/1959 - 07/17/1959
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (Writer), John Spranger (Artist)
Artist: John Spranger

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40 Nazi Loot   Nazi Loot
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 07/18/1959 - 01/07/1960
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (Writer), John Spranger (Artist), Bob Lubbers (Artist)
Artists: John Spranger, Bob Lubbers

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41 Gunrunners   Gunrunners
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 01/08/1960 - 04/20/1960
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (Writer), Doug Wildey (Artist)
Artist: Doug Wildey

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42 Duke Part 1   Duke Part 1
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 04/21/1960 - 07/10/1960
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (Writer), Doug Wildey (Artist)
Artist: Doug Wildey

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43 Duke Part 2   Duke Part 2
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 07/11/1960 - 09/15/1960
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (Writer), Doug Wildey (Artist)
Artist: Doug Wildey

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44 Mexico   Mexico
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 09/16/1960 - 01/26/1961
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (Writer), Doug Wildey (Artist)
Artist: Doug Wildey

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45 African   African
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 01/27/1961 - 06/15/1961
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (Writer), Doug Wildey (Artist)
Artist: Doug Wildey

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46 Art Robbers   Art Robbers
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 06/16/1961 - 09/16/1961
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (Writer), Doug Wildey (Artist)
Artist: Doug Wildey

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47 Love's Sweet Refrain   Love's Sweet Refrain
Strips: 1 - 1
Dates: 1947 - 1947
Contributors: Leslie Charteris (writer), Lew Schwartz (artist)
Artist: Lew Schwartz

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GAMES

Number of Games:2
First Appearance:1966
Last Appearance:1967

1 Stars and their Cars Stars and their Cars
Quiz
D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
Copyright: 1966

From the pages of Diana's Top Secret Diary. Guess the 3 Secret Agents by the cars they drive.

2 Saint Shooting Game Saint Shooting Game
Target Shooting
Merit
Copyright: 1967

Are you a Saint? If not, you can play as if you are by helping The Saint get away from those after him. Take the pistol, put in a dart and shoot at the dynamite. Hit it and up goes the boat chasing him. The game includes Target Board with Stand, 2 Safety Darts (red with black suction cups) and a Red Pistol. The picture on game box and target board depicts Roger Moore as Simon Templar (The Saint) chased by the bud guys. It is a water chase scene between two boats. Play alone or with a friend. The winner or saint is the player that hits the dynamite the most.

3 QuizMaster - What Do You Know About Cars On TV? QuizMaster - What Do You Know About Cars On TV?
Quiz
Thorpe & Porter
Copyright: 1969

From the pages of Super DC No. 6 printed in the UK. Listed only because of the 3 spy series. What cars were driven on TV by the main characters in the follow series? 1. The Prisoner; 2. The Saint; 3. The Avengers; 4. Sexton Blake; 5. Fraud Squad.

COLLECTIBLES

Number of Collectibles:1
First Appearance:1965
Last Appearance:1965

1 The Saint's Volvo P1800 The Saint's Volvo P1800
Model Car
Corgi Toys
Copyright: 1965

A die-cast scale replica of the car Simon Templar (Roger Moore) drove in the TV series. It's white with the Saint logo on the hood, has white and red interior, jeweled headlights, silver wheel hubs and
The Saint figure in the driver's seat.

ODDS & ENDS

Number of Items:2
First Appearance:1941
Last Appearance:1963

1 The Saint Goes West: The Mystery of the Palm Spring Playboy The Saint Goes West: The Mystery of the Palm Spring Playboy
Photographic Essay
Leslie Charteris
Copyright: 1941

An essay in Life Magazine (May 19, 1941) of photos (Pgs. 99-105 & 120) that depicted Leslie Charteris as his character The Saint as a playboy in Palm Springs.
This later was used for the bases for the novella titled Palm Springs.

2 The Saint And I The Saint And I
Article
Copyright: 1963

Published in The Saint Mystery Magazine (US - Nov. 1963)..
The actor playing The Saint on television gives his views of the character.

REFERENCE BOOKS

Number of Books:4
First Appearance:1997
Last Appearance:2015

1 The Saint: From Big Screen to Small Screen And Back Again The Saint: From Big Screen to Small Screen And Back Again
Written by Paul Simper
Copyright: 1997

A reference that includes information about the movies and the original TV show of The Saint. Also has many quotes from the stars, including Roger Moore.

2 The Saint: A Complete History... The Saint: A Complete History...
Written by Burl Barer
Copyright: 2003

Terrific fact-filled history of the Saint. The full title is: The Saint: A Complete History in Print, Radio, Film and Television of Leslie Charteris' Robin Hood of Modern Crime, Simon Templar, 1928-1992

3 The Saint On TV The Saint On TV
Written by Ian Dickerson
Copyright: 2011

An in-depth, fun and easy-to-read informative guide to the Saint as he was portrayed on television, detailing Roger Moore's years, Ian Ogilvy's resurrection, and the work that came later.

4 The Saint On The Radio The Saint On The Radio
Written by Ian Dickerson
Copyright: 2015

From his first words spoken on the radio in the early 40s to the new century, the Saint has had his tales told for over six decades. This reference book details the facts in a fast and fun way, as befits the character himself.

MY COMMENTS

Oh, but how I have loved the Saint. Since the first time I saw Roger Moore bring that modern-day swashbuckler to life on the small screen, I was hooked. Even when I read the first couple of books and was a tad confused that he was not exactly as Moore protrayed him, I stuck around and soon I came to see the similarities and accepted the differences and know that both were terrific and worth my time.

The only hassle I found was the mixed up order I read the novels and novellas and short stories. Back then there was no Internet to consult. Publishers had their own order for the books and they did not agree. Even worse, many of the books had different titles, especially between UK and US editions and trying to figure out what to read next just proved impossible.

Still, it was the Saint and that made it good enough for me.

I pondered for quite a long time whether to put the Saint into this compendium. Several people asked me why he was not yet and each time I shrugged. I did not know if he belonged. Then I sat down with each book and looked to see which one had adventures that would definitely fit a spy category, which might or might not, and which were decidedly not spy-related at all. I was astonished to find that the number of Yes books were more than the number of No ones. The Maybe books did not count either way. Finally I decided to ask him to join.

The Saint is one of the most unique characters in modern fiction. There have been numerous wannabees but no one has ever been quite as suave, daring, whimsical, dashing, and charismatic a character as this heir to the Robin Hood title. I am very pleased that I got to know him.

GRADE

My Grade: A

Your Average Grade:   A

YOUR OPINIONS

GoldenI A+ 7/25/2014 5:59:29 PM

A similar literary experience...Charter/Ace, the series' U.S. publisher did everything they could to milk the Roger Moore link. And I fell for it...trashing the series as they did. But as I've grown older I've come to appreciate Charteris's pen. The Fiction Makers remains one of my all-time favorite spyfare experiences...absolutely loved the movie and two episodes. I watched the Saint on late night sindication before I met Bond. Simon Templar was my first favorite spy/cad/Robin Hood.


Stephen K A 2021-03-01

I loved the Roger Moore TV series when it showed on TV in the 1960s, but I was aware of the Saint and Leslie Chateris'' novels even earlier because my grandparents had copies of paperbacks e.g. "Call For The Saint" - a great character, but though TV nostalgia is strong, I think the stories in written form are better.


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