Leslie Charteris (born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, 12 May 1907 – 15 April 1993), was a British-Chinese author of adventure fiction, as well as a screenwriter
Leslie Charteris (born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, 12 May 1907 – 15 April 1993), was a British-Chinese author of adventure fiction, as well as a screenwriter. He was best known for his many books chronicling the adventures of the charming antihero Simon Templar, alias "The Saint. Charteris was born in Singapore to a Chinese father, Dr S. C. Yin (Yin Suat Chwan, 1877–1958), and Lydia Florence Bowyer, who was English
Leslie Charteris wrote a lot of short stories and books "Featuring the Saint". The Saint, as the protagonist, is essentially fully developed early in the genre, and changes little, though he does seem to mellow with age.
Leslie Charteris wrote a lot of short stories and books "Featuring the Saint". The essentials of the plot vary only slightly from one story to the next, . the Saint targets an evildoer and goes after him; a dangerous and impossible situation is created for the Saint; the Saint escapes and prevails because of superior strength, cunning, aggressiveness and luck.
Leslie charteris series: Saint. Vendetta for the Saint (The Saint Series). 14 The Saint Goes On. Leslie Charteris. The Saint in Miami s-22. A mysterious summons and a hidden Nazi submarine scatter death from Miami's luxurious beach villas to the treacherous Everglades.
To my father, with love. As she left, Simon showed M Olivant his book, holding it in such a way that the other was practically forced to take it. Paris: The covetous headsman. M Olivant, would you say this was any good? Olivant took the book and thumbed perfunctorily through a few pages. Eet is probably quite ’elpful, Mr Tombs. So you don’t work ’ere all ze time?
He straightened up, hands on hips; and the helpless man glared up at him with bulging eyes.
He straightened up, hands on hips; and the helpless man glared up at him with bulging eyes. The man squirmed, and the Saint swept him a mocking bow. Remain with God, my little ape, he murmured. He ran lightly down the corridor and out at the end into the blazing sunlight of the prison courtyard.
List of works by Leslie Charteris. Leslie Charteris (born Leslie Charles Bowyer Yin; 1907–1993) was a British-American writer best known for his series on stories featuring Simon Templar, also known as The Saint. Born in Singapore to a Chinese father, Suat Yin Chwan, and his English wife, Lydia (née Bowyer), Charteris travelled extensively with his family until beginning his education in England in 1919.
Leslie Charteris kept a deliberate air of mystery around the Saint’s early life, but I’m sure that if Simon Templar ever . It was a prolific time for Charteris. These were far from early stories, but the Saint is still very much as the author conceived him.
And should there be any aristocracy in his bloodline, it would be of the black-sheep, bastard strain.
Featuring the Saint book.