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The Saint Steps in (Simon Templar 'The Saint' #24)

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The girl was tall and shapely and pretty enough to knock another man cold. "All right, darling," said the Saint. "You are either an agent, a private crook, or a mildly enterprising nitwit. You may have fancier names for it but it comes to the same thing. Once upon a time I'd have laid odds on the third possibility, but just recently I've gotten a bit skeptical."

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Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 28th 1980 by Ace Books Charter (first published 1943)
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Simon Mcleish
Originally published on my blog here in April 2001.

This novel, written towards the end of the war, is a typical Saint plot - beautiful woman in danger because of innocent involvement in a criminal scheme - set against the background of one of the most important industries for the war effort, rubber production.

In many ways, The Saint Steps In could be considered a paradigm for Saint novels. It is an exciting thriller, and is also an uncompromising attack on the elements of society that Charteris...more
Tiina
Good summer reading. Interesting, but not really exciting or a serious page-turner.

There's the added bonus of being very "in the time". It's nice from time to time to immerse oneself into another time in history.
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Born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, Leslie Charteris was a half-Chinese, half English author of primarily mystery fiction, as well as a screenwriter. He was best known for his many books chronicling the adventures of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint."
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