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Fleming Lee

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Fleming Lee
BornFleming Lee Blitch
(1933-12-19)December 19, 1933
St. Augustine, Florida, U.S.
DiedDecember 24, 2012(2012-12-24) (aged 79)
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
GenreMystery fiction

Fleming Lee (December 19, 1933 – December 24, 2012),[1] born Fleming Lee Blitch, was an American author, best known for his collaborations with Leslie Charteris on his series of "Saint" novels.[2]

Fleming was born in St. Augustine, Florida to Loonis Blitch and Jean Frances Fleming Blitch on December 19, 1933. He taught English at Washington State University, Miami University, Western College for Women and Florida Atlantic University. He also practiced law from 1978-1986 in Washington, D.C. and from 1987-2003 in central Florida.

He published his first book, a children's novel called The Amazing Adventures of Peter Grunt, was published in 1963 by J. B. Lippincott & Co. under his birth name. It went on to win the Parents Magazine "Best Work of Juvenile Fiction" award.[3]

In 1968, Lee began ghostwriting a series of novels based on "The Saint", a character created by Leslie Charteris. Most of Lee's work consisted of adaptations of episodes from the television show The Saint, which starred Roger Moore.[2] Charteris continued to receive cover billing as the author and served in an editorial capacity.


Original works

All works credited to "Fleming Lee Blitch"

  • The Amazing Adventures of Peter Grunt (1963)
  • The Last Dragon (1964)
  • The House on Felicity Street (1973) as Fleming Lee

The Saint


  1. ^ "Fleming Lee". Find a Grave.
  2. ^ a b Barer, Burl (1993). The Saint: A Complete History in Print, Radio, Film and Television. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 170, 171. ISBN 9780786416806.
  3. ^ "Fleming Lee". Uflib.ufl.edu.
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