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April 17, 2015

Hello Goodfriends! Now available at a nice price for all e-book formats! "12+1: TWELVE SHORT THRILLERS AND A PLAY" from Crossroad Press Audio & Digital Books. “12 + 1” is a collection of previously published mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, and fantasy, all told with wry humor and in the spirit of The Twilight Zone--plus some unpublished works such as “The Heart of Erzulie,” “Fortunata-697,” and the stage play “Second Chance” (written with Doug Redenius). Spies and detectives, rock ‘n’ roll crime, time travel, androids, alternate history, an encounter with St. Peter, and even The Black Stiletto, all in one compact anthology. Here's the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/12-Twelve-Short...
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Published on April 17, 2015 10:11 • 69 views • Tags: black-stiletto, fantasy, james-bond, mystery, raymond-benson, science-fiction, short-stories, stage-play, thriller, twilight-zone

November 11, 2014

The Black Stiletto: Endings & BeginningsHello friends--

THE BLACK STILETTO: ENDINGS & BEGINNINGS was published on November 4, 2014. This is the fifth and final installment of the Black Stiletto saga. In this one, all secrets are revealed and all questions are answered.

It's really one big story in five parts, so now that all five are out--why not give them a try?

Thank you to all my readers who have supported the series thus far. It's been a wild five year ride with Judy Cooper.

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Published on November 11, 2014 14:35 • 48 views • Tags: action, adventure, alzheimer-s, female-protagonist, feminist, mystery, raymond-benson, suspense, the-black-stiletto, thriller, vigilante

December 15, 2013

The Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies

Hello friends...

I'm pleased to announce that the fourth book in the five-book Black Stiletto saga will be published by Oceanview Publishing on January 7, 2014:


In this one, it's 1961 in Judy Cooper's half of the story. Judy moves from New York to Los Angeles and meets the man who may (or may not) be the father of her son, Martin. And does this mystery man have something to do with the new threat that threatens Martin, his daughter Gina, and his dying mother in the present?

This installment is a dark one, with lots of thrills and surprises that forecast the fifth and final book in the story.

Here's an Amazon link to the Kindle edition: http://www.amazon.com/The-Black-Stile...

Happy New Year!

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April 1, 2013

April 2, 2013 is the publication date for the third book in the series: THE BLACK STILETTO: STARS & STRIPES!

And here's a new trailer for it:



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Published on April 01, 2013 12:47 • 131 views • Tags: 1960, black-stiletto, feminist, james-bond, jfk, kennedy, new-york, raymond-benson, superhero, thriller, vigilante

October 1, 2012

Just in time for Bond's 50th anniversary, my six original James Bond thrillers, originally published 1996-2002, are now available as e-books on Kindle, and for a nice price, too.


Just search the Kindle store for my name or by title(s).

In other Bondian-related news, Jeffery Deaver and I have teamed up to edit a Mystery Writers of America anthology of new short stories: ICE COLD--TALES OF MYSTERY & INTRIGUE FROM THE COLD WAR, to be published 2014.

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Published on October 01, 2012 15:04 • 366 views • Tags: 007, ian-fleming, james-bond, jeffery-deaver, raymond-benson, thrillers

September 14, 2011

Bouchercon attendees! Come get a free cup of wine or whisky and meet Oceanview Publishing authors Anthony-nominated Hank Wagner (co-editor, "Thrillers: 100 Must Reads") and me ("The Black Stiletto"), signing at Mystery Mike's booth in the book room, Friday, 9/16, 2:30pm - 3:30pm! A free music CD comes with "The Black Stiletto"! Hope to see you.
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Published on September 14, 2011 16:00 • 136 views

July 30, 2011

It's been available as an e-book for a while, but it's just now coming out in print (August 8). HUNT THROUGH NAPOLEON'S WEB is pure retro pulp adventure stuff featuring "Gabriel Hunt" in his 6th adventure (each book in the series is written by a different author). http://tinyurl.com/3vx3r32 . Hope you'll give it a try.Hunt Through Napoleon's Web
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Published on July 30, 2011 08:53 • 114 views • Tags: adventure, france, gabriel-hunt, james-bond, morocco, napoleon, pulp, raymond-benson, thriller

July 15, 2011

Here's a link to an impromptu interview conducted at ThrillerFest 2011 by Susan Tunis, mostly concerning THE BLACK STILETTO:

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Published on July 15, 2011 08:57 • 161 views • Tags: black-stiletto, james-bond, raymond-benson, thrillerfest

July 5, 2011

Hi folks!

Just announcing that an e-book anthology containing the "Spike Berenger Rock 'n' Roll Thrillers" is now available--two novels: "A Hard Day's Death" and the Shamus award nominee "Dark Side of the Morgue," plus the short story "On the Threshold of a Death"! Thrills, chills, humor, sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll all for a low, low price.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005A98AU8 (Kindle) or http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/... (other formats)


Now... off to ThrillerFest!

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June 28, 2011

A FREE Black Stiletto short story is now available!

Download THE BLACK STILETTO'S AUTOGRAPH, a teaser to THE BLACK STILETTO (hardcover out Sept. 2011).

THE BLACK STILETTO'S AUTOGRAPH is the story of one man's lucky night in New York City, 1958... when he and others experienced more than just a sighting of the legendary Black Stiletto!

The story is available in all digital formats--PDF (best for PC), Kindle, Nook, Apple... go to --http://tinyurl.com/44g59k7 -- over at Smashwords.com and choose the format you want.
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Published on June 28, 2011 13:29 • 388 views • Tags: black-stiletto, free, mystery, new-york-city, raymond-benson, short-story, superhero, thriller, vigilante