Call for the Saint (The Saint Series)
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With the invaluable assistance of Hoppy Uniatz and the help of a beautiful actress, the Saint tracks down the King of the Beggars, instigator of an ugly racket designed to exploit the beggars of the city. And then he must turn to fight a ruthless crook who will stop at nothing—including murder—to make “The Masked Angel” a champion boxer.
bring myself to swipe sapphires from such a charming throat.” Mrs Wingate giggled, but she relinquished her grip on the pendant rather reluctantly. “Surely you’re not—I mean—” She glanced around apprehensively. Simon smiled at her. “Even Jack the Ripper must have had his social hours,” he said. “Please consider me on my best behaviour. You need have no fears for your sapphires, your silver, or your honour, though the latter…” He beamed at Mrs Wingate, who snickered again, unaware that the
can’t keep it quiet for ever.” “Okay,” Kearney snapped. “Spill it.” He could not quite keep the eagerness out of his voice. The Saint said mildly, “We were plotting his murder. Goodbye, Alvin.” He hung up, leaving the detective gibbering inarticulately, and poured himself another cup of coffee. “This is what is known as a cumulative frame,” he remarked to Hoppy, who was starting his morning target practice. “I wonder how thorough it’s going to be.” Mr Uniatz bounded a BB accurately off the
lines of chin and mouth…He was opening the door of Grady’s private office before she suddenly remembered her duties as sentry of the sanctum. “Hey, come back here!” she cried. “You can’t go in there!” Like other women who had tried to tell the Saint what he couldn’t do, she thought of her objections a little late. The Saint was already in. Michael Grady was sitting tilted back in his swivel chair, his feet resting on the edge of his huge desk, his broad, snub-nosed face turned upward at the
the Saint. “It seems to be settled that Steve loves Connie and Connie loves Steve, and they’re going to be married, and since they’re both of age I don’t see what you can do about it.” “Oh, Daddy!” Connie pleaded, coming round to face him. “You’re acting like a spoiled brat. You’ve got nothing against Steve—” “Let go me arm!” Grady snapped at Nelson. “Or are you trying to break it, you foul-fightin’ blackguard?” Nelson released him and stepped back. “I came here to tell you because I don’t
said the Saint. PUBLICATION HISTORY As Charteris himself explained in the introduction to the story, “The Masked Angel” started off life as a radio script. It was written by Irvin Ashkenazy and first broadcast on 1 February 1945 as part of the very first Saint radio series, which starred Edgar Barrier and aired on NBC from January to March 1945. The show itself was produced by Saint Radio Productions whose chief employee, Leslie Charteris, made numerous changes to the script and the