The Saint: A Complete History in Print, Radio, Film and Television of Leslie Charteris' Robin Hood of Modern Crime, Simon Templar, 1928-1992
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. Using 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.
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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
Huge fan of the Saint I can relate to the Saint and his life ! I grew up in a house of people that read a lot and Burl Barer is the hands down my hat goes off to him for The Return of the Saint and he is undoubtly the grand master and only person alive , that is authorised and officially capable with his extensive knowledge will put it together the way it's supposed to be with authenticity and keeps the truth of the Saint character and he knows the entire historical aspect to keep it 100% The Saint and the fans wanted more ...I know we will see a lot more , by author Burl Barer because when you love to write it shows , it in all his books now you can also take the same adventure as I did to break frombevery day life stress and submerge your self in a great Burl Barer book,
he has kept me entertained for years with sensational true crime suspence , he should have been a detective ! You never know maybe he was, and he is just using a pen name Hmm Regardldless he knows what we like to read and movies should be made out of most of his work exciting True Crime and Edgar Award winning and Anthony Nominated , a few times times and I think we will see a lot more of super true crime Ledgend Burl Barer True Crime Master.
Tremendous Logos and High Explosives
The Dangerous Decade Multiplication for the Saint
Up to the Altar and into the Mythic
The Respectable Saint
Collaboration for the Saint
Return of the Saint and the September Seven
Shackled and Released
THE SAINT RADIO SCRIPT SYNOPSES