Wednesday, May 15, 2024

ON HIS MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE limited paperback sells out in an hour

If there was ever a reason to subscribe to the Ian Fleming Publications newsletter, it was today. IFP offered 200 special signed paperback editions of Charlie Higson's acclaimed On His Majesty's Secret Service with sprayed 007 edges. They were available exclusively through the IFP online store and appear to have sold out within the hour.

You can still buy the regular paperback edition of On His Majesty's Secret Service via Release date is June 6.

Here's hoping Charlie and IFP are working on a deal for more books. Higson + Bond. This works!

Monday, May 6, 2024


Happy to join in the celebration of Raymond Benson's third original James Bond continuation novel, High Time To Kill, which turns 25 today. One of my all-time favorites!

You can read my review of the book that I wrote on the 5th anniversary HERE. Wow, how time flies.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Calvin Dyson reviews THE FACTS OF DEATH

My favorite Bond fan Calvin Dyson is back with a review of Raymond Benson's second original Bond novel, The Facts of Death. Enjoy!

Monday, April 22, 2024

A SPY LIKE ME releases in the U.S. and UK this week

This week sees the release of Kim Sherwood's second Double O novel, A Spy Like Me, in the U.S. (April 23) and UK (April 25).

The stunning new spy thriller that blows the world of James Bond wide open!

Six days.

A bomb goes off at the BBC. The country is in chaos, but this is just the start. A global terrorist organisation is plotting a series of deadly attacks. MI6 has just six days’ warning for when the next one will strike.

Three agents.

With James Bond missing, three of MI6’s toughest Double O agents race across the world to stop the attacks. From Venice to Australia to Dubai, they soon uncover a vast network of terror.

One chance to find James Bond.

As the Double Os close in, they find themselves unexpectedly inching closer to 007. Now the race is on to stop the terrorists – and save Britain’s finest spy.

Purchase A Spy Like Me by Kim Sherwood at (U.S.) and (UK).

Saturday, March 23, 2024

IFP and Penfold mark GOLDFINGER anniversary

Ian Fleming Publications announced today new tie-in merchandise to mark the 65th anniversary of Ian Fleming's Goldfinger. Details below.

Goldfinger took out his driver and unpeeled a new ball. He said, “Dunlop 65. Number One. Always use the same ball. What's yours?” “Penfold. Hearts.”

Today marks a full 65 years since the first publication of Ian Fleming’s novel Goldfinger. A tale that revolves around of some of the finer things in life beginning with ‘G’ (gold, golf and Galore, Pussy), Fleming’s seventh Bond story features perhaps the most famous game of golf in literature.

In celebration of its anniversary, the team at Ian Fleming Publications have partnered with Penfold, the iconic British golfing brand, to create two products that celebrate Fleming’s love of the sport.

Featuring both a golf journal and a writer’s pouch, both are designed with functionality and style in mind, whether you’re using them out on the green before cocktail hour or at your writing desk in Jamaica.

As you know, James Bond has a handicap of 9. Perhaps these tasteful new products from Penfold will help you do even better.

You can read more about the collection here.

Monday, February 26, 2024

RAYMOND BENSON eBook omnibus released today

James Bond: The Raymond Benson Years is released today from Ian Fleming Publications. This eBook-only omnibus collects all six original Raymond Benson James Bond novels for the first time: Zero Minus Ten, The Facts of Death, High Time to Kill, DoubleshotNever Dream of Dying, and The Man with the Red Tattoo.

You can purchase James Bond: The Raymond Benson Years on,, or directly from Ian Fleming Publications.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Cover for paperback ON HIS MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE revealed and it's a beauty!

Cover art for the paperback edition of Charlie Higson's On His Majesty's Secret Service has been revealed, and it's FANTASTIC! (imho) IFP has also posted an interview with the designer Mark Ecob of Mecob.


It's the 4th of May, two days before the coronation of King Charles III and the world's favourite spy has his work cut out for him.

Bond is sent at the last minute to thwart an attempt to disrupt the coronation by the deadly megalomaniac Æthelstan of Wessex, who is on a mission of his own to rule the United Kingdom and rewrite history.

Can Bond thwart his plans by infiltrating Æthelstan’s private army and ending his reign of terror before it begins?

In support of the National Literacy Trust.


The On His Majesty's Secret Service paperback will be released on June 6, 2024, and can be pre-ordered from IFP or

Seeing a proper cover like this just makes me want MORE! More traditional Bond adventures like this. More Charlie Higson! Let him take us into the next era of The Book Bond.

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