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Raymond Benson

USA flag (b.1955)

aka David Michaels

Raymond Benson is most well-known for being the third - and first American - author to be commissioned by the James Bond literary estate to write the 007 novels between 1996–2002. He is the author of thirty-five books, including the New York Times bestselling The Black Stiletto serial, now in development as a feature film. Benson lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Science Fiction
Raymond Benson recommends
Number Seventy-Five (2013)
Ashley Fontainne
"Ashley Fontainne proves with "number Seventy-Five" that she's a talent to watch."
Shadow Maker (2014)
(Nick Baron, book 2)
James R Hannibal
"Move over, Tom Clancy. Get out of the way, Nelson DeMille. Brad Thor—you’ve got competition!"
Takeoff (2018)
(Seth Walker, book 1)
Joseph Reid
"Joseph Reid is a blazing new talent in the action-thriller arena. Takeoff does exactly that from page one, and it doesn’t land until the end. You’ll be breathless!"
Death by the Bay (2019)
(Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery, book 5)
Patricia Skalka
"Fast-paced, intriguing, exquisitely written, and fabulously entertaining."
The Off-Islander (2019)
(Andy Roark Mystery, book 1)
Peter Colt
"If you like your mysteries to be old-school in the vein of John D. MacDonald, or even farther back to Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett, then you will appreciate this striking debut by Peter Colt. Long on atmosphere, detail, and character, it could place detective Andy Roark amongst the classic noir sleuths."
They Did Bad Things (2020)
Lauren A Forry
"Lauren A. Forry creates a chilly, claustrophobic thriller with a group of misfit characters who not only have a history together but also a bucketful of secrets. They Did Bad Things covers all the 'dunnits'—who, what, why, where, and how—and you’ll want to read to the end to find out all the answers."
Animal (2021)
Munish K Batra and Keith R A DeCandido
"Animal is a serial killer thriller with a twist—the villain is actually doing something many animal rights activists might applaud. This provides the tale with a unique, ironic, and contradictory sensibility that is quite compelling. A cinematic, fast-paced ride!"
Inhuman Trafficking (2021)
Mike Papantonio and Alan Russell
"As someone who has previously tackled the subject matter, I can say that Inhuman Trafficking is on the nose with its realism and at times disturbing depiction of a serious problem in the USA and other countries. Authors Papantonio and Russell deliver a fast-paced legal thriller with hard-hitting conflict--sometimes 'Bondian' action!--that introduces an engaging team of protagonists and an equally despicable group of baddies."
Backstory (2022)
William L Myers Jr
"[In Backstory, ] Myers has deftly composed a twisty puzzle of a thriller that will keep you intrigued until its revelatory conclusion."

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