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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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Book 1
Casino Royale
Ian Fleming - 2002-08-27 (first published in 1953)
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A sophisticated and charming secret agent, licensed to kill, takes on a mission to neutralize a high-rolling Russian operative by ruining him at the Baccarat table. But when Bond's attraction to a female agent leads him to disaster, an unexpected savior enters the game. The first of a thrilling series, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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Book 2
Live and Let Die
Ian Fleming - 2003-05-27 (first published in 1954)
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In this thrilling novel, James Bond crosses paths with the dangerous criminal mastermind, Mr. Big - a top SMERSH operative and Voodoo Baron of Death. Bond must navigate from Harlem to the Caribbean to take down his adversary, while also trying to decipher the enigmatic messages of the beautiful Solitaire. With tension running high and danger lurking at every turn, it's a battle of wills that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
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Book 3
Ian Fleming - 2002-12-31 (first published in 1955)
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In this thrilling spy novel, secret agent James Bond races against time to uncover the truth behind Sir Hugo Drax's shady dealings. As head of the Moonraker rocket program, a beloved national hero, and a self-made millionaire, Drax seems untouchable. But when Bond discovers evidence of cheating, he realizes there's more to Drax than meets the eye. Can Bond expose the truth in just five days? Find out in this action-packed adventure by Ian Fleming.
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Book 4
Diamonds Are Forever
Ian Fleming - 2003-01-01 (first published in 1956)
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A glamorous and dangerous blonde named Tiffany Case stands between James Bond and a diamond smuggling ring that spans from Africa to the United States. As Bond uses her to infiltrate the gang, he finds himself in real danger. But just when all hope seems lost, unexpected help comes from the ice-cold Tiffany herself.
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Book 5
From Russia with Love
Ian Fleming - 2002-01-01 (first published in 1957)
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Enter the world of Cold War espionage as Special Agent James Bond is tasked with bringing a critical decoding machine from Istanbul to London, and facing elimination by the Russian intelligence unit, SMERSH. A deadly game of bluff and double bluff ensues as Bond navigates the murky waters of the Balkans in a bid to gain the upper hand for the British Secret Service.
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Book 6
Dr. No
Ian Fleming - 2002-08-27 (first published in 1958)
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Discover the sixth thrilling adventure of James Bond from Ian Fleming's iconic series. Follow Bond as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of MI6's Jamaica station chief, only to be met with deadly threats from a reclusive and unhinged villain named Dr. Julius No. Bond must team up with local allies to uncover the truth behind Dr. No's evil plans and face the ultimate test of his strength and endurance. Get ready for a heart-pumping ride in this thrilling espionage novel.
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Book 7
Ian Fleming - 2002-08-27 (first published in 1959)
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A wealthy man is hoarding gold and 007 must investigate. Bond uncovers a gold-smuggling scheme and a daring heist that could bring down the world economy. To stop the sinister millionaire and his tenacious henchman, Bond must survive a deadly showdown.
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Book 8
For Your Eyes Only
Ian Fleming - 2003-05-27 (first published in 1960)
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This thrilling book is a captivating collection of five James Bond stories, each one taking place in a different location with a unique and dangerous challenge for 007 to overcome. From uncovering deadly secrets in the French countryside to navigating a smuggling war in the Mediterranean, these tales are full of classic intrigue and self-examination. With its vibrant world-building and gripping mysteries, For Your Eyes Only is a must-read for any Bond fan.
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Book 9
Ian Fleming - 2003-05-27 (first published in 1961)
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A suave, cool-headed James Bond must race against time to locate two stolen nuclear weapons that are hidden among the coral reefs in the Bahamas. Along the way, he meets a mysterious Italian woman named Domino who may hold the key to uncovering the truth. Full of action, suspense, and a touch of romance, this novel will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
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Book 10
The Spy Who Loved Me
Ian Fleming - 2003-01-01 (first published in 1962)
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This riveting spy novel follows Vivienne Michel, a woman with a troubled past, as she finds herself in the midst of danger at an American motel. Two killers are after her, but when James Bond, 007 arrives on the scene, Viv becomes both hopeful and fascinated. Will the spy be able to save her and show her the love she craves? Find out in this thrilling read.
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