Raymond Benson

Between 1996 and 2002, Raymond Benson was commissioned by the James Bond literary copyright holders to take over writing the 007 novels. In total he penned and published worldwide six original 007 novels (including Zero Minus Ten and The Man with the Red Tattoo), three film novelizations, and three short stories. His classic encyclopedic work on the 007 phenomenon, The James Bond Bedside Companion, was first published in 1984 and was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award by Mystery Writers of America for Best Biographical/Critical Work. Raymond has also written non-Bond novels: Face Blind (2003) and Evil Hours (2004). Using the pseudonym David Michaels, Raymond is also the author of the bestselling books Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell (2004) and its sequel Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell—Operation Barracuda (2005), both New York Times bestsellers. Raymond’s most recent original suspense novel is Sweetie’s Diamonds, published in 2006. www.raymondbenson.com

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