Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Saint In New York by Leslie Charteris

The first "bestseller" of the Simon Templar series, and was the book that established Charteris as a literary celebrity in both America and Britain. Due to the book's popularity, it became the first Simon Templar story to be adapted for film.

During a visit to Europe, Simon Templar befriends a rich American whose son was recently murdered in New York City. The culprit went free due to police and courtroom corruption. Templar is given an offer he can't refuse, a cool $1 million if he goes to New York and deals out his unique brand of justice to evildoers in that city.

Printing History
Written by Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin (1907-1993)

  Hodder and Stoughton
January 1935
The American Magazine (shorter version)
September 1934
The Film

Louis Hayward as Simon Templar
Kay Sutton as Fay Edwards
Sig Ruman as Hutch Rellin 
Jonathan Hale as Inspector Henry Fernack
Jack Carson as Red Jenks
Paul Guilfoyle as Hymie Fanro
Frederick Burton as William Valcross

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