FFB: The Saint in Europe - In Reference to Murder

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August 21, 2015


George Kelley

Reading a collection of THE SAINT stories is like eating potato chips: I can never stop at one. I started reading THE SAINT in the Sixties when paperbacks with Roger Moore on the cover appeared. I remember many study halls when I should have been studying for my Chemistry tests but I read THE SAINT instead. That might be why I'm not a chemist today.

BV Lawson

It's never too late to start a second career, George. ;-)

I inhaled "The Saint" books when I was a youngster, so I know what you mean by the potato-chip-syndrome. It's hard to read just one.


You really can't go wrong with The Saint, though I prefer the short stories to the novellas. The stories he wrote in the 50s in collections like this one, THE SAINT AROUND THE WORLD, THANKS TO THE SAINT, etc., are some of the wittiest and best mysteries I have read, and definitely the most fun.

BV Lawson

They are indeed, fun, Graham! And very accessible to all age groups (when I said I was a youngster when I first read "Saint" books, I was 10-12ish).

Richard R.

I read this one a little over a year ago and liked it very much indeed. I'd not read any of the books before that, being unimpressed with the TV programe. Since reading this I've found several other used Saint books that sit in the read one of these days area. Soon, soon...

BV Lawson

I think the stories are better than the TV show, Richard, but I'm sure some folks will disagree with that assessment.

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