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Raymond Benson

Raymond Benson - Author

Raymond Benson was born in Midland Texas September 6, 1955 and graduated from Permian High School in Odessa in 1973. He is a New York Times best-selling and internationally acclaimed author best known for being the official author of the James Bond novels from 1997 to 2002. Other books include: NY Times best-sellers Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell—Operation Barracuda (both written as “David Michaels”); Sweetie’s Diamonds; A Hard Day’s Death; Dark Side Of The Morgue; and two Metal Gear Solid books. With John Milius, he co-wrote Homefront--The Voice Of Freedom. Benson has authored 40 published books


Ian Fleming wrote the first Bond novels. He died in 1969.
The author Raymond Benson later wrote a series of Bond novels and noted that Fleming's books fall into two distinct periods along stylistic lines. Those books written between 1953 and 1960 tend to concentrate on "mood, character development, and plot advancement", while those released between 1961 and 1966 incorporate more detail and imagery. Benson argues that Fleming had become "a master storyteller" by the time he wrote Thunderball in 1961


Raymond's latest work is the popular original series-- In The Hush of the Night, The Secrets on Chicory Lane, Blues in the Dark: A Thriller, and the Black Stiletto Serial. The books have been optioned for possible TV/feature film.



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The Eddie Trace Story: A legend in the rowdy times of 1960's Midland, Texas.
A History of Character: The Story of Midland, Texas

A Red Raider Officer’s Diary during WWII by Carrol G Henry from Midland Texas

The Pioneer History of Midland County, Texas 1880-1926

The Rainbow's Shadow: Untold Stories of the Baby Jessica Rescue and the Tragedies that Followed

Finding Will: When a toddler disappears in Midland, Texas.

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Washed in the Blood - Murder of Betty Jean Williams in Odessa, Texas

The Secret of Mojo: The Story of the Odessa, Texas, Permian High School Football Team

Odessa: An Illustrated History

Murder In Odessa

Ector County, Texas: 125 Years of History

Odessa - A Pictorial History

Valentine: A Novel - It’s February 1976, and Odessa, Texas . . .

Down and Out - Candace Downs returns to the parched and dusty oil-town of Odessa . .

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