The Saint in Pursuit

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The Saint in Pursuit
US hardcover edition
Author Fleming Lee and Leslie Charteris
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series The Saint
Genre Mystery novel
Publisher The Crime Club
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Preceded by The Saint Abroad
Followed by The Saint and the People Importers

The Saint in Pursuit is the title of a 1970 mystery novel featuring the character of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". The novel is credited to Leslie Charteris, who created the Saint in 1928, but the book was actually authored by Fleming Lee and is adapted from a comic strip story by Charteris [1]. Charteris served in an editorial capacity on the adaptation.

The book was first published in the United States by The Crime Club in 1970, and in the United Kingdom by Hodder and Stoughton the same year. The book was actually written a couple of years earlier, and according to Saint historian Burl Barer had been written by Lee as a replacement for Bet on the Saint, another comic strip novelization that had been rejected for publication.

Plot summary[edit]

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  • Burl Barer, The Saint: A Complete History in Print, Radio, Film and Television 1928-1992. Jefferson, N.C.: MacFarland, 2003 (originally published in 1992), pp. 213–215 (2003 edition).