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Thanks to the Saint

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Thanks to the Saint
First edition
AuthorLeslie Charteris
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesThe Saint
GenreMystery, Short Stories
PublisherThe Crime Club
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Preceded byThe Saint Around the World 
Followed bySeñor Saint 

Thanks to the Saint is a collection of short stories by Leslie Charteris, first published in December 1957 by The Crime Club in the United States and by Hodder and Stoughton in the United Kingdom in 1958.


The book consisted of 6 stories:

  1. "The Bunco Artists"
  2. "The Happy Suicide"
  3. "The Good Medicine"
  4. "The Unescapable Word" (sic)
  5. "The Perfect Sucker"
  6. "The Careful Terrorist"
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Television adaptations

All but one of the stories in this collection formed the basis for episodes of the 1962-69 TV series, The Saint.

"The Careful Terrorist" appeared as the third episode of the first season, airing on 18 October 1962. "The Bunco Artists" and "The Good Medicine" appeared in season two, on 19 December 1963 and 6 February 1964 respectively. "The Unescapable Word" was retitled to the more grammatically correct "The Inescapable Word" and aired on 28 January 1965 during season 3, followed by "The Happy Suicide" on 11 March.

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