Books by Ian Fleming

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN by Ian Fleming
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 23, 1965

"25, or '33 Bentley convertible, no more benzedrine bridge or baccarat, for 70 million francs, no more SMERSH or S.P.E.C.T.R.E., or even M. Double-oh-seven's deep as the Thames mud, where his Triple-X deciphering machine will never work."
In his swan song, James Bond foils a Crime Congress in Jamaica. Read full book review >
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE by Ian Fleming
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 21, 1964

"Once again the pain- pleasure principle has its best demonstration going."
From Playboy, initially, that inexhaustible roue James Bond is back again, and after his last, rather flabby (best selling worst reviewed), appearance, his muscle tone is much improved. Read full book review >
THE IVORY HAMMER by Ian Fleming
Released: June 15, 1964

"Collectors, a growing buyer's and viewer's market, will find this a fascinating way to keep au courant."
Fleming's short story, commissioned especially for this book, is only one of a number of text pieces which alternate with insets of illustrations of "The Year Sotheby's" 1962-1963. Read full book review >
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE by Ian Fleming
THRILLERS
Released: June 15, 1963

"But between Dr. No (on the screen) and that Harvard undergraduate parody- Alligator, he has probably acquired a brand new readership."
A new publisher (making its first hard-cover appearance) for James Bond who has been on what amounts to a sabbatical (routine work), a tracer of his old opponent Blofeld, and the organization he masterminds, Spectre reborn. Read full book review >
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME by Ian Fleming
THRILLERS
Released: June 15, 1962

"Skimpy, in this series, and for the many besides Kennedy who share this gent's fatal fascination, not really Bond-ed."
Vivienne Michel tells her story of her too brief exposure to James Bond when, after two unfortunate emotional encounters in England, she comes to the U.S. and takes a motel receptionist's job. Read full book review >
THUNDERBALL by Ian Fleming
THRILLERS
Released: April 24, 1961

"Like Bond, this has a cold authoritative excitement and is reliably potent and predatory stuff."
James Bond, ordered to take a naturopathic cure, gets the real treatment on a traction table- someone is trying to kill him. Read full book review >
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY by Ian Fleming
THRILLERS
Released: May 20, 1960

"It's expectedly exotic, resilient and potent."
Five shorter appearances for "flint-eyed" James Bond cuts him down to size as well— and if he's not quite as virile or virulent as he has been- he's still a pretty able performer. Read full book review >
GOLDFINGER by Ian Fleming
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 18, 1959

"Superior, in this series, and a pretty dazzling display."
James Bond, whom time doesn't quite mellow, is still a little more subdued than in his last appearance, but no slower as he faces a new opponent — Goldfinger — known to have twenty million pounds of gold bars cached, and suspected as a member of SMERSH- that organization which again threatens world conquest. Read full book review >
DOCTOR NO by Ian Fleming
THRILLERS
Released: June 24, 1958

"Probably his most fantastically grotesque adventure to date, but still yes for his following."
M sends James Bond, partly for penance, partly for convalescence, to the Caribbean to trace the disappearance of two agents who have trespassed on the isolated island empire of the half Chinese, half German Dr. No. Read full book review >
DIAMOND SMUGGLERS by Ian Fleming
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 15, 1958

"The background to some of the material which Fleming has used so effectively in his thrillers- authenticated for the true crime fancier."
Some scattered, baguette-sized reminiscences of "John Blaize" who for several years worked with the International Diamond Security Organization to put an end to smuggling- these were told to Ian Fleming and appeared originally as a series of articles in England. Read full book review >
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE by Ian Fleming
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 3, 1957

"Violently virile."
James Bond, Britain's gift to the sado-sexual school of crime fiction, and once again the cold chills — and hot thrills- of his activities are balanced off by the deadly and, presumably, authentic background detail on his old opponent — SMERSH — the official Soviet murder organization. Read full book review >
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER by Ian Fleming
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 9, 1956

"A hard brilliance here."
Hot ice, and another cold proposition for James Bond, secret agent, as he traces a pipeline for diamonds from a mine in French Guinea (where a dentist removes them from the natives' molars) to Las Vegas and the brothers Spang who own the N. Y. House of Diamonds along with some less legitimate enterprises. Read full book review >
MOONRAKER by Ian Fleming
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 13, 1955

"For those who liked Casino Royale and Live and Let Live, this is again a violent and virulent type of espionage entertainment."
Another ugly assignment for secret agent James Bond begins with the bridge game in which he is asked to take Hugo Drax, multi-millionaire, national hero, and cheat- Drax whose new rocket, the Moonraker, is to be Britain's assurance against an atomic threat. Read full book review >
LIVE AND LET DIE by Ian Fleming
THRILLERS
Released: April 5, 1955

"Bloodshot."
James Bond, on a trail of revenge from the Casino Royale, is sent to New York to get a line on Mr. Big, a Negro criminal and Soviet agent who is disbursing coins from the pirate Morgan's treasure. Read full book review >
CASINO ROYALE by Ian Fleming
THRILLERS
Released: March 23, 1954

"Very dressy stuff this, but if your tastes are extravagant faites vos jeur and anything will play."
An expensive game of counterespionage is played out in a French gambling casino when Bond, a Secret Service man, is assigned to defeat Le Chiffre Communist agent at the tables. Read full book review >