Call for the Saint

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Call for the Saint
Call for the Saint.jpg
First UK edition
Author Leslie Charteris
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series The Saint
Genre Mystery fiction
Publisher The Crime Club (US)
Hodder & Stoughton (UK)
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Preceded by The Saint Sees it Through
Followed by Saint Errant

Call for the Saint is a collection of two mystery novellas by Leslie Charteris, first published in the United States in 1948 by The Crime Club, and later the same year in the United Kingdom by Hodder and Stoughton. This book continues the adventures of Charteris' creation, Simon Templar, alias The Saint.

This was the final volume in which Charteris used the novella format for telling his stories; the format would be revived again in the 1960s by which time other authors were writing the stories. For the remainder of his time writing the series, Charteris would use the short story format.


The book consisted of the following stories:

  1. The King of The Beggars
  2. The Masked Angel

Television adaptation[edit]

"The King of the Beggars" was adapted as an episode of the TV series The Saint which first aired on November 14, 1963 during the second season.