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The Ace of Knaves

(1937)
(The Saint in Action)
(Book 17 in the Saint (Simon Templar) series)
A collection of stories by

 
Simon Templar is the Saint daring, dazzling, and just a little disreputable. On the side of the law, but standing outside it, he dispenses his own brand of justice one criminal at a time. The Saint never asks for adventures, but they will keep happening to him, and these three classic stories force him into action once more. In "The Spanish Civil War," a 10 debt leads to a dead body, a large quantity of bearers' bonds, and another tussle with Inspector Teal. "The Unlicensed Victuallers" sees Simon get involved with liquor smuggling in Dorset and a dangerous femme fatale; while "The Beauty Specialist" entangles him with film stars and movie moguls, and a particularly unpleasant blackmailer. Leslie Charteris was born in Singapore and moved to England in 1919. He left Cambridge University early when his first novel was accepted for publication. He wrote novels about the Saint throughout his life, becoming one of the 20th century's most prolific and popular authors."

Genre: Mystery
 
Used availability for Leslie Charteris's The Ace of Knaves


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Hardback Editions

August 1974 : UK Hardback
Title: Ace of Knaves
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
ISBN: 0-85617-595-1 / 978-0-85617-595-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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January 1937 : UK Hardback
Title: Ace of Knaves
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
ISBN: 0-340-00155-0 / 978-0-340-00155-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: The Saint in Action (The Saint Series)
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
ISBN: 1-4778-4276-4 / 978-1-4778-4276-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Saint in Action (Saint 17)
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
ISBN: 1-4447-6618-X / 978-1-4447-6618-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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August 1980 : USA Paperback
Title: The Saint in Action
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
ISBN: 0-441-74899-6 / 978-0-441-74899-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
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June 1971 : UK Paperback
Title: Ace of Knaves
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
ISBN: 0-330-02713-1 / 978-0-330-02713-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

January 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Saint in Action
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
ISBN: 1-5113-2647-6 / 978-1-5113-2647-6
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Saint in Action (The Saint Series)
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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August 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Saint in Action
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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