RARA-AVIS: Re:Saint pseudonyms

From: JIM DOHERTY ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 30 Jan 2008


I recall that, in the ghost-written (or at least ghost-collaborated) Saint books, Charteris always gave full credit to the authors who did the actual writing.

In a series of three or four books derived from original scripts from the Roger Moore TV series, for example, a writer named Fleming Lee was credited.

Charteris wrote fairly lengthy prefaces to these books explaining who wrote the scripts (Harry Kuttner in some cases), who wrote the prose novelizations (Lee), and who did the final draft (Charteris himself).

From this, I inferred that, if there was no forward crediting a ghost, Charteris wrote the book himself.


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