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James Bond books in order

The original James Bond books as written by his creator, Ian Fleming.The books should be read in publication order.The exception is book 10 - The Spy Who Loved Me which is best read out of sequence, earlier or later in the series, so as not to break up the main sequence of 9 - Thunderball, 11 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 12 - You Only Live Tw…
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Casino Royale
Ian Fleming - Nov 15, 2015 (first published in 1953)
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Introducing James Bond: charming, sophisticated, handsome, chillingly ruthless and licensed to kill. This, the first of Ian Fleming's tales of secret agent 007, finds Bond on a mission to neutralize a lethal, high-rolling Russian operative called simply "le Chiffre" -- by ruining him at the Baccarat table and forcing his Soviet spymasters to "retir...
Book 2
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Live and Let Die
Ian Fleming - Oct 16, 2012 (first published in 1954)
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"Her hair was black and fell to her shoulders. She had high cheekbones and a sensual mouth, and wore a dress of white silk. Her eyes were blue, alight and disdainful, but, as they gazed into his with a touch of humour, Bond realized that they contained a message. Solitaire watched his eyes on her and nonchalantly drew her forearms together so that ...
Book 3
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Moonraker
Ian Fleming - Oct 16, 2012 (first published in 1955)
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‘For several minutes he stood speechless, his eyes dazzled by the terrible beauty of the greatest weapon on earth’He’s a self-made millionaire, head of the Moonraker rocket programme and loved by the press. So why is Sir Hugo Drax cheating at cards? Bond has just five days to uncover the sinister truth behind a national hero, in Ian Fleming’s third...
Book 4
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Diamonds Are Forever
Ian Fleming - Oct 16, 2012 (first published in 1956)
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"Listen, Bond," said Tiffany Case. "It’d take more than Crabmeat Ravigotte to get me into bed with a man. In any event, since it’s your check, I’m going to have caviar, and what the English call 'cutlets,' and some pink champagne. I don’t often date a good-looking Englishman and the dinner’s going to live up to the occasion."Meet Tiffany Case, a co...
Book 5
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From Russia with Love
Ian Fleming - Aug 02, 2012 (first published in 1957)
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SMERSH, the Russian intelligence unit, is hell-bent on destroying Special Agent James Bond. His death would deal a hammer blow to the heart of The British Secret Service.The lure? The chance for 007 to bring the Spektor decoding machine from Istanbul to London, and for the British to take the upper hand in a chilling new front of the Cold War.So be...
Book 6
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Dr. No
Ian Fleming - Oct 16, 2012 (first published in 1958)
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The sixth James Bond thriller from Ian Fleming’s typewriter.Dispatched by M to investigate the mysterious disappearance of MI6’s Jamaica station chief, Bond was expecting a holiday in the sun. But when he discovers a deadly centipede placed in his hotel room, the vacation is over.On this island, all suspicious activity leads inexorably to Dr Julius...
Book 7
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Goldfinger
Ian Fleming - Oct 16, 2012 (first published in 1959)
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Auric Goldfinger is the richest man in England—though his wealth can’t be found in banks. He’s been hoarding vast stockpiles of his namesake metal, and it’s attracted the suspicion of 007’s superiors at MI6. Sent to investigate, Bond uncovers an ingenious gold-smuggling scheme, as well as Goldfinger’s most daring caper yet: Operation Grand Slam, a ...
Book 8
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For Your Eyes Only
Ian Fleming - Oct 16, 2012 (first published in 1960)
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A departure from the full-length James Bond novels, For Your Eyes Only is a stunning collection of five stories that sends 007 to Bermuda, Berlin, and beyond, and places him in the dangerous company of adversaries of all varieties. Titular“From a View to a Kill” whisks Bond to the French countryside where he must go undercover to expose a deadly se...
Book 9
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Thunderball
Ian Fleming - Oct 16, 2012 (first published in 1961)
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"The girl looked him up and down. He had dark, rather cruel good looks and very clear, blue-grey eyes. He was wearing a very dark-blue lightweight single-breasted suit over a cream silk shirt and a black knitted silk tie. Despite the heat, he looked cool and clean. 'And who might you be?' she asked sharply. 'My name's Bond, James Bond ...'"When a s...
Book 10
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The Spy Who Loved Me
Ian Fleming - Oct 16, 2012 (first published in 1962)
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‘He was about six feet tall, slim and fit. The eyes in the lean , slightly tanned face were a very clear grey-blue and as they observed the men they were cold and watchful. His good looks had a dangerous, almost cruel quality that had frightened me. But now I knew he could smile, I thought his face exciting, in a way no face had ever excited me bef...
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Book 11
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Ian Fleming - Oct 16, 2012 (first published in 1963)
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The eleventh novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series.In the aftermath of Operation Thunderball, Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s trail has gone cold-and so has 007’s love for his job. The only thing that can rekindle his passion is Contessa Teresa ‘Tracy’ di Vicenzo, a troubled young woman who shares his taste for fast cars and danger.She’s the daughter of ...
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