Salvage for the Saint
First edition UK hardcover
|Author||Peter Bloxsom and John Kruse, based on characters by Leslie Charteris|
|Publisher||The Crime Club|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|LC Class||PR6005.H348 S47 1983|
|Preceded by||Count on the Saint|
|Followed by||The Saint (film novelization)|
Salvage for the Saint is the title of a 1983 mystery novel featuring the character of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". The novel was written by Peter Bloxsom based on the two-part Return of the Saint episode, "Collision Course" by John Kruse, but per the custom at this time, the author credit on the cover went to Leslie Charteris, who created the Saint in 1928, and who served in an editorial capacity.
The two "Collision Course" episodes have also been syndicated as the made-for-TV film, The Saint and the Brave Goose.
This was the 50th book of Simon Templar adventures. It was also the last to be published during the original 1928-83 run of the series. The book was first published in the United States by The Crime Club, and was followed thereafter by a United Kingdom edition from Hodder and Stoughton. This was also the last Saint book to be published by these two companies.
Following publication of Salvage for the Saint, the decision was made to retire the character. Charteris died in 1993 and the next Saint books would not appear until 1997.
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