The republishing of classic genre fiction (which I know is a contradiction in terms for some people) continues apace as e-publishing and print-on-demand reduce publication costs. The latest good news: Amazon Publishing is reprinting most of the Saint novels by Leslie Charteris and the Mrs. Bradley books of Gladys Mitchell.

Both series began in the late 1920s and lasted for several decades. Both still have very enthusiastic followings (and somewhat separate ones) among current-day aficionados of mystery and suspense fiction. Exemplifying this continuing interest, a new TV series based on the Saint character is in production, which may have contributed to Amazon’s decision to reprint. Adam Rayner will play the title character, Eliza Dushku will appear as his love interest (and presumably be involved in his schemes), and Roger Moore will co-produce. Moore and fellow former TV Saint Ian Ogilvy also will have on-screen roles in the series.

The numbers: 49 titles in the Saint series, 65 Mrs. Bradley books, and 6 other books by Mitchell will be reprinted.

The books will be published under Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint beginning toward the end of this year.

h/t Mystery Fanfare