First hardcover UK (blue cloth)
& USA 1933. The Saint has been pardoned for
all crimes now and his identity is no secret.
This book consists of 15 short stories which
originally appeared in the Empire News, a
now-defunct Sunday Newspaper, in 1932. Leslie
Charteris had a contract to write a story a week
for 25 weeks. They are as follows:
The Brain Workers first published August 21 as To
the Call of Beauty in Distress;
The Export Trade first published August 28 as
Diamond Cut Diamond;
The Unblemished Bootlegger first published
September 4 as Shanghaied!;
The Owners Handicap first appeared
September 11 as Won by a Neck;
The Tough Egg first appeared September 18 as
The Bad Baron. From the September 25 edition;
The Brass Buddha first appeared in October 2;
The Perfect Crime first appeared October 9 as The
The Appalling Politician was called Third Degree
Fires when it first appeared October 16;
The Unpopular Landlord first published October 23
as The Bullying Major;
The New Swindle was known as The Mail Swindle
when first published October 20 1932;
The Five Thousand Pound Kiss appeared November 6
as The Star of Mandalay;
The Green Goods Man was originally called The
Very Green Goods Man on November 21;
The Blind Spot was published as The Stolen
Formulas November 13;
And finally, The Unusual Ending appeared November
27 as Case of the Lady Informer.
above information was taken from my CDROM 'A
History of the Saint books'
It is an ebook in pdf format and has over 200
pages full of information and over 600 pictures
of my favourite cover art.
It costs £5.99 to download from the web, but
because it is so large it could take a long time
to download on a slow link.
It costs £6.99 on cdrom to anywhere in the
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