Here are some Leslie Charteris The Holy Terror/Saint Vs Scotland Yard books for sale.
The Saint V Scotland Yard 1932 Popular Priced ($1) edn (USA). Contains rare 'Between Ourselves' intro (see below) - and also The Last Hero.
|You can also buy a DVD of a movie (The
Saint in London) based on a story in this book.
The Saint in London (RKO, 1939)
is an American motion picture, the third in a series of
films featuring the adventures of Simon Templar, alias
Bonus: Included on the DVD for your
entertainment is The Saint in Palm Springs (RKO 1941).
£5.99 post free
The Holy Terror was first issued UK by H&S 1932
(MCMXXXII) in light blue cloth. Released in US by Crime Club the
same year under the title The Saint vs. Scotland Yard. Reissued
in UK with new title in 1949 by H&S and Pan paperbacks.
Consists of 3 stories which first appeared in The Thriller:
The Inland Revenue, first published April 25 1931 as The Masked Menace, where the Saint gets out of a hole and gets the villain who put him in to pay his income tax. Also appeared in Mystery Novels Magazine Spring 1934 as The Saints Income Tax;
The Million Pound Day, first published in June 1931 as Black Face, where the Saint foils a plot to steal from the Bank of Italy and gets a brilliant alibi; and
The Melancholy Journey of Mr Teal, first published August 8 1931 as The Kidnapped Killer, which concludes with Simon Templar trousering some illicit diamonds.
Early editions contained an intro, Between Ourselves, saying Leslie hopes to publish more stories, which was soon dropped.
The 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 World.
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