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Simon Templar is the Saint—daring, dazzling, and just a little disreputable. On the side of the law, but standing outside it, he dispenses his own brand of justice one criminal at a time.
In these three classic stories, the Saint investigates crimes that have left the police confounded. In "The High Fence," he hunts down a villain who somehow manages to kill people just before they can reveal his identity; "The Elusive Ellshaw" sees him on the track of a man meant to have died a year before; and a letter calling for help sends him to a sleepy seaside pub disturbed by mysterious underground rumblings in "The Case of the Frightened Innkeeper." One thing is sure: despite death threats, gunfire, and kidnapping, the Saint will go on until his curiosity is satisfied.
Leslie Charteris was born in Singapore and moved to England in 1919. He left Cambridge University early when his first novel was accepted for publication. He wrote novels about the Saint throughout his life, becoming one of the 20th century's most prolific and popular authors.