The Black Stiletto: A Novelvolume 1


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Oceanview Publishing
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5.7 X 8.8 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Raymond Benson is the award-winning author of almost 40 published titles. Benson is well known as the official James Bond 007 continuation author between 1996 and 2002. He is the author of the five novels that comprise The Black Stiletto Series--The Black Stiletto; The Black Stiletto: Black & White; The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes; The Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies; and The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings. Benson lives in the Chicago area.


"It's action! It's adventure! It appeals to women--and to men! It's faster than a speeding bullet, and a truly terrific read. Don't miss it!" --Heather Graham, New York Times best-selling author

"...this is a completely captivating and exciting suspense novel. Though it's brought to a satisfying conclusion, there are still enough unanswered questions for subsequent books, which is good since The Black Stiletto is the start of a thrilling new series." --Fresh Fiction

"Judy is a complex character. She reminded me a bit of a female version of The Shadow. Most crime authors who write period pieces set in the '50s or '60s struggle at times for authenticity--The Black Stiletto does not have that problem." --Henry Perez, author of Killing Red and Mourn the Living

"Benson has created one of the most original heroines I've read in a long time. Adventure and suspense made this book a rollicking good read. But the story is about much more than simply the evolution and escapades of The Black Stiletto. It's about relationships and just how well we know--or not--even the people we love most." --Sandra Brown, New York Times best-selling author

"A mashup of the work of Gloria Steinem, Ian Fleming, and Mario Puzo, all under the editorship of Stan Lee." --Library Journal

"The appeal in this series-opener lies in the transformation of Judy Cooper into 'an international icon of feminist strength and power' who assumes near-mythic proportions. Prolific crime-fiction writer Benson captures the style of a young woman's diary and moves with ease between time periods in this comic book-like novel of nonstop action. Prime escapism." --Booklist (Starred Review)

"Irresistible: Suppose you found out--just too late--that your mother had been a superhero crime fighter. What would you do? Sit back, take a deep breath, and let Raymond Benson tell you." --Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author of the Jack Reacher thrillers

"A thriller that brilliantly succeeds at that most difficult of authorial endeavors: blending the past and the present into a single compelling story. Filled with cutting-edge suspense, wry humor and heart-wrenching warmth, not to mention great period detail, The Black Stiletto will grab you instantly and simply not let go until the final page." --Jeffery Deaver, New York Times best-selling author

"Judy is a fantastic character, and Benson absolutely nails the way women write in their diaries. I think this sort of strong woman (particularly one in a time period where we don't think of women having much independence) will be enormously appealing to female readers. The action is great, and Benson writes in a voice that's accessible and engaging." --Tasha Alexander, author of Dangerous to Know