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Publication Order of James Bond Books

Casino Royale (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Live and Let Die (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moonraker (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diamonds Are Forever (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Russia with Love (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor No / Dr. No (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goldfinger (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunderball (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spy Who Loved Me (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Living Daylights (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Only Live Twice (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man with the Golden Gun (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of James Bond Collections

For Your Eyes Only (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quantum of Solace (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Books

by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again (By: Frank Cottrell Boyce) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time (By: Frank Cottrell Boyce) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon (By: Frank Cottrell Boyce) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Diamond Smugglers (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Thrilling Cities (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ian Fleming: The Playboy Interview (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Haunted America Books

Ghosts of the South Carolina Upcountry (By: Tally Johnson) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charleston Mysteries (By: Cathy Pickens) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Stories of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pinellas County: Tales from a Haunted Peninsula (By: Deborah Frethem) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Fort Lauderdale (By: John Marc Carr) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Rochester: A Supernatural History of the Lower Genesee (By: Tim Shaw,Mason Winfield,John Koerner,Rob Lockhart) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Birmingham (By: Alan Brown) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of the Pee Dee (By: Tally Johnson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of the Triangle: Historic Haunts of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill (By: Richard Jackson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Supernatural Saratoga: Haunted Places and Famous Ghosts of the Spa City (By: Mason Winfield) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Natchez (By: Alan Brown) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted St. Paul (By: Chad Lewis) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of St. Charles (By: Michael Henry) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Hannibal : History and Mystery in America's Hometown (By: Ken Marks,Lisa Marks) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Vicksburg (By: Alan Brown) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Pensacola (By: Alan Brown) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of the SouthCoast (By: Jeff Belanger) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Meridian, Mississippi (By: Alan Brown) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Southern Tier (By: Elizabeth Tucker) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of Virginia's Tidewater (By: L.B. Taylor Jr.) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Door County (By: Gayle Soucek) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Inns, Pubs and Eateries of St. Augustine (By: Greg Jenkins) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Tuscaloosa (By: Brett J. Talley) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Annapolis: Ghosts of the Capital City (By: Michael Carter) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub (By: Sam Baltrusis) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted History of Delaware (By: Josh Hitchens) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Roanoke (By: L.B. Taylor Jr.) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of Georgetown (By: Louis Bayard) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Big Bend, Florida (By: Alan Brown) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Civil War Ghosts of Central Georgia and Savannah (By: Jim Miles) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Civil War Ghosts of Atlanta (By: Jim Miles) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted St. Augustine and St. Johns County (By: Elizabeth Randall) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Alabama Black Belt (By: Brett Talley) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Tampa: Spirits of the Bay (By: Deborah Frethem) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of Boulder (By: Wendy Hall) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of Bobby Mackey's Music World (By: Dan Smith) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Campus Ghosts of Norman, Oklahoma (By: Jeff Provine) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted South (By: Alan Brown) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Granbury (By: Brandy Herr) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Springfield, Missouri (By: Sherry Jones) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City (By: Sam Baltrusis) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Ybor City (By: Deborah Frethem) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Hillsborough County (By: Eric Stanway) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of the Queen Mary (By: Brian Clune) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Norman, Oklahoma (By: Jeff Provine) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Burlington, Wisconsin (By: Mary Sutherland) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Guthrie, Oklahoma (By: Jeff Provine) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted Mid-Shore: Spirits of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley (By: David Bowles) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Tuscarawas County (By: Debra Robinson) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Southwest (By: Alan Brown) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of Mississippi’s Golden Triangle (By: Alan Brown) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Oklahoma City (By: Jeff Provine) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Pittsburgh (By: Timothy Murray,Michelle Smith) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Pittsburgh (By: Timothy Murray) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted South Georgia (By: Jim Miles) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Central Georgia (By: Jim Miles) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Anchor Bay, Michigan (By: Debi Chestnut) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Lawrence (By: Paul Thomas) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Sumter County, Florida (By: Deborah Carr Hollingsworth) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted Portland, Oregon: Ghost Hunting in the City of Roses (By: Jeff Dwyer) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted History of Philadelphia (By: Josh Hitchens) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of James Bond (Extended) Books

Colonel Sun (By: Kingsley Amis) (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
License Renewed (By: John Gardner) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Special Services (By: John Gardner) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Icebreaker (By: John Gardner) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Role of Honor (By: John Gardner) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nobody Lives Forever (By: John Gardner) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Deals, Mr. Bond (By: John Gardner) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scorpius (By: John Gardner) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Licence to Kill (By: John Gardner) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Win, Lose or Die (By: John Gardner) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brokenclaw (By: John Gardner) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from Barbarossa (By: John Gardner) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Is Forever (By: John Gardner) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Send Flowers (By: John Gardner) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
SeaFire (By: John Gardner) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
GoldenEye (By: John Gardner) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Fall (By: John Gardner) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zero Minus Ten (By: Raymond Benson) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomorrow Never Dies (By: Raymond Benson) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Facts of Death (By: Raymond Benson) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World is Not Enough (By: Raymond Benson) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Time to Kill (By: Raymond Benson) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doubleshot (By: Raymond Benson) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Dream of Dying (By: Raymond Benson) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man With the Red Tattoo (By: Raymond Benson) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Die Another Day (By: Raymond Benson) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil May Care (By: Sebastian Faulks) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carte Blanche (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Solo (By: William Boyd) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trigger Mortis (By: Anthony Horowitz) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forever and a Day (By: Anthony Horowitz) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With a Mind to Kill (By: Anthony Horowitz) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Mammoth Book of Short Spy Novels(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Name is Bond, James Bond(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Ian Fleming Biography:

Ian Lancaster Fleming was born on May 28, 1908 in the wealthy district of London. His mother was a daughter of a solicitor and she was known for her great beauty whiles his father was the grandson of a banker. Ian’s father was a member of the parliament and served in the navy during the First World War. Peter, his eldest brother was a travel writer. He worked in the navy during the Second World War and it was his experiences that contributed most to his writings.

Early Education

Being a member of the London elite assured Ian Fleming a place in England’s best educational institutions. At the age of six, he entered a preparatory school named Durnford School, which is a preparatory school. He found his school life disgusting. He disliked the food and the children were exposed to bullying and physical hardship. After Durnford School, he entered Eton and excelled in athletics. His writing ability was already unfolding and he served as editor of the school magazine.

Just like young men coming from affluent families during those times, Ian Fleming spent his time having fun and women. With a famous name and a flashy car, women became attracted to him easily. Because of his attitude in school, the headmaster convinced Ian’s mother to send him to a military school before his last term. He entered military training but he left without earning a commission. It was clear that Ian Fleming was not military material.

His mother wanted to prepare him for a foreign diplomat’s career and so, he was sent to a small private school in Austria to study under a former British spy, who had a novelist wife. He got engaged with the family’s daughter but his mother opposed the romance and he was called to return home. His mother persuaded him to join the family banking business after his stint in Austria.

Fleming’s Works

His family convinced him to become a banker, just like the other members of the family. He held a position in a financial company and also tried his hands as a stock broker. He was not good in both and he decided to stop.

After his banking job, he was recruited into the navy. The admiral was not good in handling people and because Ian Fleming has good management skills and good personality, he was chosen to be the liaison officer of the admiral. Ian Fleming made memos and later, he was involved in making many strategic plans for the Allied Forces to win the Second World War. He was exposed to espionage work and became connected with what later became the Central Intelligence Agency or CIA of the United States of America. He was put in charge of an intelligence network in Spain just in case the Germans occupy the region. He formed a commando unit for the purpose of intelligence gathering and it was successful.

Fleming’s Books

After the war, he worked in a newspaper company. In 1950, he talked with friends about his plan to write a novel about spying. Using the experiences and knowledge he gained during the war, he was able to finish in two months his first spy novel, Casino Royale and his hero, James Bond, a spy, was born. His code name was 007 and he was a commander in the Royal Naval Reserve. The name James Bond was copied from the name of an expert on birds in the Caribbean and an author of a book about birds.

The books was said to lack the element of suspense and publishers were reluctant to print it. However, Ian’s eldest brother Peter, who was a writer, used his influence to have the book published. To everyone’s amazement, the book was a great success.

The James Bond Series

From 1953-1966, Ian Fleming was able to publish 12 books with James Bond 007, as the main character. James Bond works for the Secret Intelligence Service, simply known as M16. All the other characters in his books were named after his relatives, friends, and acquaintances while James Bond has most of Ian’s character traits. James Bond love scrambled eggs and gambling. James Bond even use the brand of toiletries that Ian Fleming liked.

However, the James Bond series were criticized for its lack of ethical standards and the popularity of the books went down. Ian Fleming on his part lost confidence on his writing skills. In 1961, From Russia With Love was listed as among the favorite books of the US president and again, Fleming’s books soared in popularity. Despite the criticisms, people continued to read his books and he was considered the US biggest-selling crime writer during that time.

Non-fiction Stories

Drawing from his experience in the navy and in espionage, Ian Fleming produced non-fiction stories that also sold well. They contain his memories while traveling and stories about true crimes. His well-known non-fiction works were The Diamond Smugglers and Thrilling Cities.

Books Made Into Movies

While some critics considered the works of James Bond as too shallow, they became hits when they were made into movies. Goldfinger was considered the best with the worst villain any James Bond movi ever had. The moviegoers cannot get enough of the witty dialogue, the setting, the cars, the soundtrack, and all other touches that make the movie markedly that of James Bond.

Although criticisms were made on the way the shallowness of the stories, it is clear that there are universal themes shown. These are good versus evil, wherein the good always triumphs; treachery especially from within, which means that in many instances, one member of the group becomes a traitor; and loyalty and friendship, which is commonly depicted in most James Bond novels.

Fleming’s Legacy

Many of James Bond movies were made after Ian Fleming’s death and they all became blockbuster movies. Men and women simply love James Bond for his suave looks and sheer audacity. His books sold millions even after his death and cinemas were packed whenever a James Bond movie is shown. His influence is seen in other novels about spies and espionage, including the movies about the Jason Bourne character.

Ian Fleming was ranked 14th among the 50 Greatest British Writers. In 2011, the president of Jamaica named an international airport after him – Ian Fleming International Airport near Oracabessa.

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