- Author:Leslie Charteris
- Publisher:Magna Large Print Books; Large Print Ed edition (November 1978)
- Pages:397 pages
- Subcategory:Thrillers & Suspense
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Fiction publishing company, new york. Published by arrangement with Doubleday and Company, Inc. Printed in .
Fiction publishing company, new york. I couldn't, even if I wanted to, pretend that this novel came of my typewriter yesterday. I am notoriously not a writer of historical stories, except those which have acquired that aura simply by being around so long; and the date of this one is implicit from the first pages of the first chapter.
The Saint in New York is a mystery novel by Leslie Charteris, first published in the United Kingdom by Hodder and Stoughton in 1935. It was published in the United States by Doubleday in January 1935. A shorter version of the novel had previously been published in the September 1934 issue of The American Magazine. The Saint in New York was the 15th book chronicling the adventures of Simon Templar (alias The Saint), an anti-hero character patterned after Robin Hood.
The Saint had never been given to glorifying himself into any kind of knightly hero; in the end he was a mercenary himself, hired by Valcross to do an outlaw’s work, but if he had had any doubts of the justice of his cause, they would have been swept away that night
The Saint had never been given to glorifying himself into any kind of knightly hero; in the end he was a mercenary himself, hired by Valcross to do an outlaw’s work, but if he had had any doubts of the justice of his cause, they would have been swept away that night. Whether he acknowledged it or not, whether they knew it or not, he was the champion of seven million, facing sentence in that hushed room for a thing that perhaps none of the seven million could have put into words, and it had never seemed more vital that he should come out alive to carry the battle on.
Leslie Charteris (born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, 12 May 1907 . "Leslie Charteris Dies; Mystery Writer Was 8. The New York Times 18 April 1993.
Leslie Charteris (born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, 12 May 1907 – 15 April 1993), was a British-Chinese author of adventure fiction, as well as a screenwriter. He was best known for his many books chronicling the adventures of the charming antihero Simon Templar, alias "The Saint. Charteris himself stepped away from writing the books after The Saint in the Sun (1963).
The characters are drawn with great verve, especially Inspector John Fernack, the various members of the gangland hierarchy, and the mysterious Fay Edwards, who falls in love with Simon at the same time as she is helping him to kill just about everyone she knows. Above all, Charteris shows himself once again a first-rate story-teller. Gripping from start to finish.
As she closed the door behind her she began to whistle-which even to the most kindly and broad-minded eye would have seemed still odder.
But there was no such inquiring and impressionable eye to perform these acrobatics.
15 The Saint in New York. Author: Leslie Charteris.
The Saint takes on numerous gangsters in New York City & dispatches them with a smooth mixture of gunplay . This is the book that put Leslie Charteris on the map and made best-sellers of all the previous Saint books in retrospect.
The Saint takes on numerous gangsters in New York City & dispatches them with a smooth mixture of gunplay In a few weeks time my family & I will be on holiday in New York, so what better way to get in the mood than by reading one of my favourite novels featuring the famous Simon Templar. This may be the fourth (or fifth ?) time I've read this book & it's as enjoyable as ever. Police Commissioner, New York City. Dear Sir: We have to inform you that there are reasons to believe that SIMON TEMPLAR, known as "The Saint," is at present in the United States
Fiction publishing company, new york. Dear Sir: We have to inform you that there are reasons to believe that SIMON TEMPLAR, known as "The Saint," is at present in the United States.
Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York
Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York. This was the very first outing for Leslie Charteris' character and Louis Hayward was the perfect choice; he captured the Saint's outward charm and sophistication, the lethal and ruthless killer within and the genuine seeker after justice and decency. He was replaced by George Sanders for most of the rest of the films and Hugh Sinclair for the last 2. Neither were a patch on Hayward.