Thursday, May 17, 2007

Benson enjoys Italian renaissance

The James Bond continuation novels by Raymond Benson may be out of print in the U.S. and UK, but Italian fans are enjoying a Benson Bond renaissance!

Italian publisher Alacran is reprinting all the Benson Bond novels in attractive new “I Misteri” editions. The latest release is Benson’s 2000 Bond novel Doubleshot (art right) which finds 007 battling a mad matador and his own doppelganger.

Thus far Alacran has released Zero Minus Ten (in 2005), The Facts of Death and High Time To Kill (both in 2006). Next up will be Benson’s 2001 Bond novel, Never Dream of Dying.

Alacran is also publishing several of Raymond’s non-Bond novels, including A Hard Day’s Death, a rock ‘n’ roll mystery which has never been published in English.

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