Thursday, March 6, 2014

"The Saint" Returns to Print

I was browsing through Amazon's ebook selection last week, and was thrilled to find that The Saint is returning to print on March 18th. I've been a big fan of The Saint for almost fifteen years, reading what text I could find since the books have been out of print since the late 1980s. Now, I just want to point out that this is not Val Kilmer's interpretation of The Saint that we're talking about. I won't even begin to talk about how much the original Saint was SO unlike Val Kilmer's version. We aren't even really talking about Roger Moore's version either. These are the original books written by Leslie Charteris, and features The Saint in all his original adventurous, outlawish escapades as the "Robin Hood of Modern Crime". 

The new print run will be starting with the second book (an issue with printing rights) and printing all 35 books written by Charteris. If you like the old noir, swashbuckling adventure that comes with literature from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, you'll love The Saint. If you were a fan of the Val Kilmer movie, you may be in for a shock.

Either way, this series is an awesome read.

I've listed a few of my favorites below.

The Saint in New York
The Saint Overboard
The Saint Meets His Match
The Saint's Getaway

2 comments:

  1. Michael, Thomas and Mercer will in fact be reprinting 49 books, which takes in all the latter day collaborative volumes Charteris oversaw.

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    1. That's even better! Thanks for the info.

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