The Saint: a complete history in print, radio, film, and television of Leslie Charteris' Robin Hood of modern crime, Simon Templar, 1928-1992

Front Cover
McFarland & Co., 1993 - Fiction - 419 pages
2 Reviews
The now legendary character created by Leslie Charteris has survived nearly three-quarters of a century of perilous action and narrow escapes with nary a hair out of place nor the slightest jolt to his jauntily tipped halo. From his earliest days battling "crooks, blood suckers, traders in vice and damnation" (and cracking the occasional safe on the side), the Saint has captured the imaginations of millions. Uses the voluminous correspondence and writings of author Leslie Charteris and examining the many incarnations of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint, " in other media, a detailed history emerges. Includes plot synopses of the radio and television programs, with air dates and production credits; descriptions of the movies and their credits; a bibliography, reviews of the books, and quotes from the principals.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - IrishHolger - LibraryThing

This book is indeed a good buy if you want to learn more about the character of The Saint and his creator Leslie Charteris. Most of the other reviewers already touched on the positive aspects of the ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

Overwhelmingly complete reference text about The Saint and its authors, actors, publishers and producers Read full review


Two Empire Burlesque
Multiplication for the Saint
Four Up to the Altar and into the Mythic

6 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1993)

Barer is an Edgar Award winner, and two-time Anthony Award nominee, born and raised in Walla Walla, Washington.

Bibliographic information