Leslie Charteris The Saint in The Thriller Magazine (Saint books) for sale.

Many of Leslie's stories began life in The Thriller magazine. Here he developed the character of The Saint. The Saint started out as The Joker, leader of a gang called 'The Five Kings'. Most of these stories were later re-written as Saint stories, so these are the true first publications. The Thriller magazines invariably have stains & tears from rusty staples and are fragile down the crease, so please allow for this. These pulps were not designed to be saved! I always remove the staples to avoid further damage. The width is slightly larger than my A4 scanner, so the right-hand edges cannot be seen.
My prices for magazines with Leslie Charteris stories featured on the front cover are 19.50 (unless stated) POST FREE.
I can also supply copies on CDrom for many of them. 2.50 each plus 1.50 P&P per CDrom, NOT per copy - please contact me for required titles.
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See the stories as Leslie intended them! Scroll to the bottom to see the Saint and his Hirondel.
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The Thriller magazine 1929
In 1929 Leslie began writing stories for a new magazine called The Thriller. Two of these serialised stories (The Creeping Death July 12th and Sudden Death November 9th) were later combined to form The Last Hero.
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The Thriller magazine 1929
The Saint's calling card in this story is a Joker from a pack of cards, not a stickman. 9 Nov 29.
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The Thriller magazine March 1929
The Story of a Dead Man March 2 1929 starred Jimmy Traill. It was rewritten to star Simon Templar when included in Alias the Saint (Wanted for Murder). Jimmy becomes an office manager to solve a murder and recover a legacy.
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The Thriller magazine April 1929
Alias the Saint is usually a collection of three novelettes reprinted from The Thriller. The National Debt first appeared April 6 1929 as The Secret of Beacon Inn where pirates operated, and was rewritten as a Saint short starring Simon instead of Rameses Smith (which the Saint used as an alias). This copy has some staining & is a bit worn so price reduced to 14.50.
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The Thriller magazine May 1929
The Five Kings, May 4th 1929, was one of three stories that were later combined to create Enter The Saint. Was retitled The Man who was Clever. This copy has spine taped.

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The Thriller magazine May 1929
The Wonderful War included in Featuring the Saint began life as The Judgment of the Joker on 1st June 1929. The crease down the spine of the cover has almost disintegrated but it's a nice clean copy albeit a bit brown & fragile.
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The Thriller magazine April 1930
The House on the Moors, August 24th 1929, was one of three stories that were later combined to create Enter The Saint. Was retitled The Policeman with Wings.

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The Thriller magazine October 1929
Crooks' Cargo October 19 1929 was rewritten as The Lawless Lady, and included in Enter the Saint. Spine taped.
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The Thriller magazine 1930
She Was a Lady first appeared in The Thriller 1930 as a three-parter on February 1 as Number One!; March 15 as The Second Victim; and April 12 as The Third Victim.
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The Thriller magazine March 1930
These original Thriller stories were about Jill Trelawney’s ‘Angels of Doom’ gang but were re-written for the book to include Simon Templar.
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The Thriller magazine March 1930
April 12 1930. The hero of Number One! was Lyn Peveril, who Leslie thought at the time was a better character than Simon but he was killed to be replaced in the next two by Septimus Dale. Torn cover 14.50
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The Thriller Magazine May 24 1930
Wanted for Murder/Featuring the Saint has stories reprinted from The Thriller. The Logical Adventure first appeared May 24 1930 as Without Warning!
Poor copy 9.50
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The Thriller magazine 1930
The Man who Could not Die (from Featuring the Saint) first appeared October 11 1930 as Treachery! Was Miles Hallin invincible? There are small tears to the bottom of pages which someone has sellotaped, & of course that's now turning brown.
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The Thriller magazine 1931
The Impossible Crime first appeared March 7 1931 as Bumped Off! A locked-room murder mystery. Was included in books Wanted for Murder/Alias the Saint.
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The Thriller magazine 1931
The Inland Revenue first appeared April 25th 1931 as The Masked Menace. The Saint gets his income tax paid. Was included in The Holy Terror.
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The Thriller Magazine 1931
The Holy Terror consisted of three stories which first appeared in The Thriller:
One was 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.
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The Thriller Magazine 6 Feb 1932
Getaway first appeared as two stories in The Thriller 1932: February 6 as The Property of the Deceased and June 18 as Two Men from Munich.
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The Thriller Magazine 18 June 1932
Getaway first appeared as two stories in The Thriller 1932: February 6 as The Property of the Deceased and June 18 as Two Men from Munich.
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The Thriller Magazine 155 Oct 1932
Once More The Saint aka The Saint and Mr Teal consists of three novellas: One is The Gold Standard, originally published in The Thriller October 15 1932 as The Gold Flood. Sorry, sold out.
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The Thriller magazine Nov  1932
The Saint Hi-Jacker published Nov 19 1932 was retitled The Man From St Louis when it was included in Once More The Saint.
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The Thriller magazine Feb 1934
The Book of Fate Feb 10 1934 was retitled The Simon Templar Foundation when it was included in The Misfortunes of Mr Teal.
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The Thriller magazine Feb 1934
On The Night of the 13th-! published Feb 24 1934 was retitled The Higher Finance when it was included in The Misfortunes of Mr Teal.
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The Thriller magazine Feb 1934
After The Murder....! Mar 24 1934 was retitled The Art of Alibi when it was included in The Misfortunes of Mr Teal.
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The Thriller magazine June 1934
The Man who Knew June 16 1934 was retitled The High Fence when included in The Saint Goes On.
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The Thriller magazine July 1934
The Race Train Crime July 28 1934 was retitled The Elusive Ellshaw when included in The Saint Goes On.

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The Thriller magazine Feb 1937
The Spanish War (first published in The Thriller Feb 13 1937 as The Return of the Saint) was included in The Ace of Knaves. (Called The Work of Art when used for the TV series).
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The Thriller magazine Feb 1937
The The Beauty Specialist (first published in The Thriller March 27 1937 as The Z-Man) was included in The Ace of Knaves. (Called Marcia when used for the TV series).
The Thriller magazine Dec 1938
The Saint on Parade Dec 10 1938. Was retitled The Affair of Hogsbotham when it appeared in Follow the Saint (not noted in reference books). Sorry, SOLD OUT.
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  The Saint and the Hirondel
This is how the original artist visualised The Saint and his Hirondel in The Thriller November 1929.
Thriller The Five Kings
This is how the original artist visualised the Saint (tied up in the chair) as leader of the Five Kings. Is he balding?

The following 27 titles are on the CD:

The Creeping Death July 12 1929
Sudden Death November 9 1929
The Story of a Dead Man March 2 1929
The Secret of Beacon Inn April 6 1929
The Five Kings, May 4 1929
The Judgment of the Joker June 1 1929
The House on the Moors August 24 1929
Crooks' Cargo October 19 1929
Number One!; February 1 1930
The Second Victim March 15 1930
The Third Victim April 12 1930
Without Warning May 24 1930
Treachery! October 11 1930
Bumped Off! March 7 1931
The Masked Menace April 25th 1931
Black Face June 1931
The Property of the Deceased February 6 1932
Two Men from Munich June 18 1932
The Gold Flood October 15 1932
The Saint Hi-Jacker Nov 19 1932
The Book of Fate Feb 10 1934
On The Night of the 13th-! Feb 24 1934
After The Murder Mar 24 1934
The Man who Knew June 16 1934
The Race Train Crime July 28 1934
The Return of the Saint Feb 13 1937
The Saint on Parade Dec 10 1938

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