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n57785A truly forgotten book. Or at least one the late Leslie Charteris would prefer forgotten. Published in 1928, it was the first Simon Templar adventure. In the introduction to this Kindle download, the author seems embarrassed by it. Written when he was nineteen, he admits seeing many things wrong with it from an older perspective. He’s even amazed it was ever published.

He preferred it remain out of print, a youthful indiscretion that refuses to die. The fans want it and used copies command premium prices these days.

It’s also appeared under the title THE SAINT MEETS THE TIGER at various times.