Leslie Charteris
Leslie Charteris (1907-1993) was a British author of crime thriller and adventure novels. He is best known for creating The Saint series starring Simon Templar. Charteris was born in Singapore to a Chinese father and British mother. He attended Rossall School in Lancashire, England before moving onto King’s College, Cambridge, which he dropped out from in order write. His Saint series includes over 100 novels, novellas and short stories, 16 films and three separate television series.

Leslie Charteris became a published author in 1927 with the novel X Esquire. It would be one of his only standalone novels, as the majority of his work features his Simon Templar character. Charteris also wrote several screenplays for Paramount, RKO, Universal and MGM. His final novel was the 1964 Saint novel Vendetta for the Saint; all future novels in the series were written by other authors. Below is a list of Leslie Charteris’ books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Bill Kennedy Books


X Esquire(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Rider(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Simon Templar Books


Meet the Tiger(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enter the Saint(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Knight Templar(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Hero(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Featuring the Saint(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alias the Saint(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
She Was a Lady(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Holy Terror(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Getaway(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Once More the Saint(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brighter Buccaneer(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Misfortunes of Mr. Teal(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boodle(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint Goes On(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint in New York(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saint Overboard(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ace of Knaves(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thieves' Picnic(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prelude to War(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Follow the Saint(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Happy Highwayman(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint in Miami(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint Goes West(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint Steps In(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint on Guard(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint Sees It Through(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Call for the Saint(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saint Errant(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint in Europe(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint on the Spanish Main(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint Around the World(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thanks to the Saint(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Senor Saint(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint to the Rescue(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trust the Saint(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint in the Sun(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vendetta for the Saint(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint on TV(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint Returns(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint and the Fiction Makers(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint Abroad(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint in Pursuit(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint and the People Importers(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Catch the Saint(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint and the Hapsburg Necklace(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Send for the Saint(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint in Trouble(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint and the Templar Treasure(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Count on the Saint(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Salvage for the Saint(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Capture the Saint(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Bandit(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daredevil(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady on a Train(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Juan Belmonte, Killer of Bulls(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paleneo: A Universal Sign Language(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Notes: Meet the Tiger was also published under the titles of The Saint Meets the Tiger, Scoundrels Ltd., Crooked Gold and The Saint in Danger. The Last Hero was also released as The Creeping Death, Sudden Death, The Saint Closes the Case and The Saint and the Last Hero. Knight Templar was later re-titled The Avenging Saint. She Was a Lady was also titled The Saint Meets His Match and Angels of Doom. The Holy Terror was also published as The Saint vs. Scotland Yard. Getaway was also published under the titles of The Saint’s Getaway, Property of the Deceased and Two Men from Munich. Once More the Saint was later re-titled The Saint and Mr. Teal. The Misfortunes of Mr. Teal was also published under the alternate titles of The Saint in London and The Saint in England. Boodle was also released as The Saint Intervenes. Saint Overboard was also published as The Pirate Saint. The Ace of Knaves was also titled The Saint in Action. Thieves’ Picnic was also published under the title of The Saint Bids Diamonds. Prelude for War was also titled The Saint Plays with Fire and The Saint and the Sinners.

Vendetta for the Saint was ghostwritten by Harry Harrison. The Saint on TV and The Saint and the Fiction Makers were ghostwritten by Fleming Lee and John Kruse. The Saint Returns was ghostwritten by Fleming Lee, John Kruse, D.R. Motton and Leigh Vance. The Saint Abroad was ghostwritten by Fleming Lee and Michael Pertwee. The Saint in Pursuit and The Saint and the People Importers were ghostwritten by Fleming Lee. Catch the Saint was ghostwritten by Fleming Lee and Norman Worker. The Saint and the Hapsburg Necklace was ghostwritten by Christopher Short. Send for the Saint was ghostwritten by Peter Bloxsom, John Kruse and Donald James. The Saint in Trouble was ghostwritten by Graham Weaver, John Kruse and Terence Feely. The Saint and the Templar Treasure and Count on the Saint were ghostwritten by Graham Weaver and Donne Avenell. Salvage for the Saint was ghostwritten by Peter Bloxsom and John Kruse.

Capture the Saint was written by Burl Barer, based on the characters created by Leslie Charteris. Juan Belmonte, Killer of Bulls was credited to Juan Belmonte, ghostwritten by Manuel Chaves Nogales and translated from Spanish into English by Leslie Charteris.

Leslie Charteris Synopsis: In Enter the Saint by Leslie Charteris, Simon Templar goes up against “Snake” Ganning, hunts down a stolen collection of jewels and brings down a smuggling racket. “The Saint” may not always do things by the book, but he has charm and morality; the angels must be on his side.

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