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Leslie Charteris

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We permanently require fine and rare Leslie Charteris books
UK first editions please - if you have anything of interest - please do Contact Us

 

Brief History - Biography

Leslie Charteris created one of the most famous characters in the mystery thriller genre, Simon Templar alias The Saint. The authors canon of work started in 1927 with X Esquire and continued in a prolific manner even beyond the authors death. Leslie Charles Bowyer Yin was born in 1907 in Singapore and lead a wide and varied life eventually becoming an American citizen in 1946. The bibliography is something of a nightmare with alternative titles for American editions as well as title changes for re-released titles. He was also responsible for the Mystery Magazine which featured short stories from both well known and new authors, many of which are true first editions.
A Sample of Books Wanted

Meet the Tiger - the first Saint book
The Bandit
The Holy Terror
The Misfortunes of Mr Teal
The Ace of Knaves

Any pre 1942 British 1sts in dustwrapper
Also post 1965 books

Anything signed by the author

General Requirements
Early titles in jacket, any condition considered, later titles need to be at least near fine
Jackets without books or former public library copies with dust covers.
UK first editions only please.

Payment - Prices Paid
We are one of the world's leading Leslie Charteris dealers, consequently we make the highest offers.
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Final Word
The author is still highly regarded today, clearly not as popular with readers as he once was but still
popular amongst collectors. The television and films have all helped in this respect but ultimately the books
were, and are, the key to the success of The Saint.


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