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The first Saint book is also the best In a remote coastal village in England Templar tracks a ruthless. Loved this book Considering this book was written over 90 years ago it is remarkably fresh and not too dated Obviously there is no technology mentioned although there may have been a landline mentioned at some pointThe writing is tight no wasted words uite witty and action packed Bit of a boys own adventure we need books like this I am looking forward to re reading of this series I last read them about 40 years ago and they still make me want to binge read the whole series Not sure if this means I still haven't grown up

REVIEW Meet the Tiger

Meet the TigerSmuggler and meets his romantic partner through the rest of the series It's one of those cases in which. Originally published on my blog here in May 2003Before changing publishers to Hodder and Stoughton a move which coincided with his writing career suddenly taking off Leslie Charteris wrote about half a dozen thrillers for Ward Lock Co Meet the Tiger is one of these and is a Saint book written three or four years before the novel which Hodder designated as the first in that long series Enter the Saint It's gone on to be comparatively forgotten ever since with fewer reprints making it harder to track down I've been collecting Leslie Charteris for about twenty years and this was the first copy I'd ever seenMeet the Tiger derives much of its character from the juxtaposition of two widely separate worlds the Chicago gangster culture and a sleepy tiny Devon fishing village these were the days before mass car ownership brought tourism to such picturesue settings The Saint has come to Baynscombe on the trail of a massive hoard of stolen bullion but has to work out which of the village characters are members of the Tiger's gang known as the Cubs and most importantly who is the Tiger himself The situation is complicated by his first meeting with Patricia Holm destined to be a part of many of the novels which eventually followedThe most interesting uestion any Saint fan has about Meet the Tiger is how the series characters in their earliest manifestation match up with their later versions As well as Simon Templar and Patricia Holm Meet the Tiger also introduces the Saint's manservant Orace In fact there is not all that much difference; the facetiae are not uite as polished and lighthearted and it would be odd to describe the later Saint as inexperienced with women Orace is given a big part in contrast to the way that he later fades into the background as other sidekicks come along Patricia is much the same the beautiful young woman who is nearly as competent an adventurer as Simon; it is nice to read the story of their original meeting at lastIt is in the plotting that Charteris shows his inexperience a flaw which Meet the Tiger shares with the other pre Hodder books that I have read Like many thirties thriller writers Charteris consistently shows a liking for the fantastic incredible disguises villains leading double lives as respectable citizens and so on Later on he can make it seem believable The Saint in New York being an outstanding example but here the creakiness of the plot is uite clear Enter The SaintThe Saint In New York

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READ ↠ Meet the Tiger É The first Saint book is also the best In a remote coastal village in England Templar tracks a ruthless smuggler and meets his romantic partner through the rest of the series It's one of those cases in which the villain must be one of a limited and unlikely group of suspects and the solution is nicely handledThe villain must be one of a limited and unlikely group of suspects and the solution is nicely handled. Review of the Saint series IF you are a fan of old fashioned British mysteries AND comedies The Saint is for you The wise cracking super thief with semi R0bin Hood ethics will keep you chuckling I couldn't put my finger on why I liked it so much it until I heard a reviewer say that the author Leslie Charteris most resembled was PG Wodehouse ExactlyThe first handful of books rate a solid 5 stars After that they go down to 4 until about #20; then down to 3 Some of them are likely to have been written at least in part by someone else By the time World War II broke out the anti Nazi theme gets a little stale The audiobooks narrated by John Teller are delightful One caveat he does have some problems with pronunciation and accents once The Saint moves to the US I laughed out loud when I heard about coe yotes on the mee sa long o long e