"Bond, James Bond."
This impeccably British character created by author Ian Fleming has captivated and entertained people from around the globe. Raymond Benson was the third—and first American—author to be commissioned by Ian Fleming’s Estate to write official James Bond novels. The International Spy Museum is honored to have Mr. Benson for an in-store book signing on November 13, 2012 from 1 - 3 PM to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond. With his fast-paced action and stylish recreation of 007 his work is a must for all Bond fans.
Along with the official James Bond novels, The Union Trilogy Anthology and Choice of Weapons Anthology, Raymond has penned The Black Stiletto series.
The Black Stiletto was a legend in her own time, an underground heroine who made a name for herself during the late Eisenhower years and early Kennedy years as a New York City vigilante. Although she was wanted by the law and would have been arrested had she been caught or had her secret identity been revealed, the Black Stiletto was a competent and successful crime-fighter. A feminist before the term was in everyday vernacular, she battled common crooks, Communist spies, the mafia, and worse—and was responsible for their capture and, in some cases, their deaths. But the Stiletto disappeared midway through the sixties and was never heard from again. Most people thought she had died, and no one ever knew her identity. Like pinup queen Bettie Page, her mythical image resurfaced in comics and other media during the 1980s and 90s. Millions of dollars were made by others exploiting her likeness and persona. Today, the questions remain. Who was she? Is she still alive? If so, where is she now?
Join us and find out why the Library Journal called The Black Stiletto a "mashup of the work of Gloria Steinem, Ian Fleming, and Mario Puzo, all under the editorship of Stan Lee."