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Thieves' Picnic

(1937)
(The Saint Bids Diamonds)
(Book 18 in the Saint (Simon Templar) series)
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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's holiday in Tenerife comes to a dramatic end when he rescues an elderly Dutch diamond cutter and his daughter from a vicious attack. It seems the old man is a reluctant member of a jewel-smuggling gang, and naturally Simon offers to help him out for just a small share of the boodle. But things get complicated when the Saint learns the old man had a lottery ticket worth two million dollars - which has now gone missing. As the plot gets more complex, Simon struggles to play a winning hand.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.

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Hardback Editions

December 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Saint Bids Diamonds
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
ISBN: 0-7278-0639-4 / 978-0-7278-0639-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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June 1937 : Hardback
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Title: Thieves' Picnic/(Variant Titles = the Saint Bids Diamonds/the Saint at the Thieves' Picnic)
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
ISBN: 9997507983 / 978-9997507983
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Saint Bids Diamonds (The Saint Series)
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
ISBN: 1-4778-4277-2 / 978-1-4778-4277-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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1960 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Saint Bids Diamonds (Saint 18)
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
ISBN: 1-4447-6620-1 / 978-1-4447-6620-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


September 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Saint Bids Diamonds (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
ISBN: 0-340-01708-2 / 978-0-340-01708-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet Books
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Audio Editions

January 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Saint Bids Diamonds
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
ISBN: 1-5113-2649-2 / 978-1-5113-2649-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Saint Bids Diamonds (The Saint Series)
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Saint Bids Diamonds
Author(s): Leslie Charteris
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon UK