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The Saint Goes On by Leslie Charteris
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The Saint Goes On (original 1934; edition 1951)

by Leslie Charteris

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Title:The Saint Goes On
Authors:Leslie Charteris
Info:London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1934], printed 1951
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The Saint Goes On by Leslie Charteris (1934)

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1st Ace Charter edition paperback, fine ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Three stories involving the Saint. Set between the wars this is quite a lot of fun. The Saint in classic mode with the help of Hoppy Unitaz and Patricia Holm

The first story The High Fence is about a fence who is proving very elusive and is good a hiding himself from those below him. He comes to the attention of the Saint partially because the Saint becomes a prime suspect, so he feels he has to prove his innocence (of this at least!)

The Second story was the Elusive Ellshaw. When Mrs Ellshaw comes to the Saint to help find her husband who has gone missing which leads the Saint to nearly being blown up and into an adventure to find out what's going on.

The last story The Case of the Frightened Innkeeper is the story of a damsel in distress, strange noises at night and a mystery that he needs to solve.

All of the stories are fun and all of the characters are in top form. ( )
  wyvernfriend | May 26, 2007 |
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To PROSPER BURANELLI
...a small souvenir of many gallons of pre-Repeal wine, and many nights of superbly useless argument which I shall always love to remember.
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Apart from the fact that neither of them was a productive or useful member of the community, Johnny Anworth and Sunny Jim Fasson had very little in common. ("The High Fence")
The visitors who came to see the Saint uninvited were not only members of the C.I.D. ("The elusive Ellshaw")
"Business" took Simon Templar to Penzance, though nobody ever knew exactly what he had to do there. ("The frightened innkeeper")
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There is honour among thieves, but it is not designed to resist bad weather.
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This short story collection consists of "The High Fence", "The Elusive Ellshaw" and "The Case of the Frightened Innkeeper".
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