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The Saint in Miami (Simon Templar 'The Saint' #22)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  113 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A mysterious summons and a hidden Nazi submarine scatter death from Miami's luxurious beach villas to the treacherous Everglades.
Hardcover, 299 pages
Published June 1st 1940 by Doubleday & Co. (first published 1940)
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Simon Mcleish
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Originally published on my blog here in February 2001.

The first Saint story to be set during the Second World War takes place in the USA, while that country remains neutral. The main theatres of war didn't really allow Charteris the scope to write the kind of stories that he specialised in, and he later said that he didn't want to diminish any real heroes by the Saint's fictional exploits; this is the reason for taking him halfway across the world.

Nevertheless, the adventure that takes Simon Tem
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Rob Smith
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an outstanding book for many reasons.

It's the first Charteris book I've read and I must seek more. The writing is very good.The characters are well defined. The plotting also intricately planned. Especially considering today there is the perspective of the past and how much Charteris was cobbling together of the larger World War to come.

Reading this book had me banging my head into the wall as to why authors just won't write like this today???? Same thoughts while reading Slaughter or ev
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Mark
A full lenght Saint novel in which he comes up against the boys and girls from the 3rd Reich, and as usual he shows his cavalier side towards female beauty even when accompanied by the luscious and ever gorgeous Patricia Holmes.

While on vacation in Florida where they were invited, but their hosts fail to show up, they witness an attack on a merchant ship by what seems to be a submarine. They find the body of a sailor which they plant on another person. Get in touch with the local gambling societ
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Mark Singer
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, espionage, crime
Published in 1940, "The Saint in Miami" follows the adventures of Simon Templar in a still neutral United States as he investigates mysterious doings in the Everglades.

(My copy is from my father's collection and has an autograph by Leslie Charteris with the famous haloed stick figure on the flyleaf)
kami
Jun 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Paperback 1964 edition.
Nuranar
Oct 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
An excellent Saint adventure. Full-length novel showing some of the Saint's early work during WWII.
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Dec 27, 2007 rated it really liked it
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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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