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Raymond Benson, the author of 25+ published books: When Raymond wrote The James Bond Bedside Companion, (commissioned to write a stage play based on Fleming’s first Bond novel, Casino Royale which has never been produced).
Raymond received a phone call from Janson-Smith.
John Gardner, the current author of the Bond books, had announced that he was retiring.
Raymond penned the novelization of the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.
His second original Bond novel, The Facts of Death.
A new short story, Midsummer Night’s Doom, appeared in the 45th Anniversary issue of Playboy. In this unique story, James Bond meets Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion!
Raymond’s third original Bond novel, High Time to Kill, and the novelization of the Bond movie, The World is not Enough.
Another short story, Live at Five.
A fourth original 007 novel, Double Shot.
Never Dream of Dying, Raymond’s fifth original Bond novel.
Raymond’s final original 007 novel, The Man with the Red Tattoo.
His last work for James Bond was the novelization for Die Another Day.
The Pocket Essential Guide to Jethro Tull
Among the courses he has taught are
“The Films of Stanley Kubrick,”
“The Films of David Lynch,”
“The Films of Alfred Hitchcock,”
“The James Bond Phenomenon.”
Raymond is the piano player for a local Klezmer band. Known as
“The Beth Am Klezmer Band”
“The Accidental Klezmer Band,”
Raymond returned to the theatre world with the production of his one-act play Second Chance, their evening of Twilight Zone – style one-act plays.
The government of Kagawa Prefecture in Japan erected a permanent museum dedicated to Raymond’s final James Bond novel, The Man with the Rad Tattoo. Located on the island of Naoshima, the “007 Man With the Red Tattoo Museum” contains exhibits created by Japanese artists that illustrate scenes and objects featured in the novel, as well as other 007 memorabilia. Raymond was officially named a Kagawa Ambassador for his contributions to the area’s tourism.
Books by Raymond Benson
- James Bond 007
- James Bond Doubleshot
- James Bond 007 : High Time To Kill
- The James Bond Bedside Companion