Raymond Benson

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EUROPA UNIVERSALIS IV: WHAT IF?—THE ANTHOLOGY OF ALTERNATE HISTORY is a collection of alternate history tales (a tie-in to the Europa Universalis IV videogame, but the anthology is really separate from the game so you don’t have to be a gamer to enjoy it). Each story tackles an event in history and, well, twists it. Raymond’s story, “To Be or Not To Be,” deals with Shakespeare. Other authors include Harry Turtledove, Janice Gable Bashman, Aaron Rosenberg, Lee Battersby Luke Bean, Felix Cook, James Erwin, Anders Fager, Aidan Darnell Hailes, David Parish-Whitaker, and Rod Rees. Available as e-book on Kindle and other outlets, and print editions coming soon.

Europa Universalis


Ice Cold anthologyThe new Mystery Writers of America short story anthology, ICE COLD: TALES OF INTRIGUE FROM THE COLD WAR, edited by Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson, was published by Grand Central on April 1. Jeff and Raymond launched the book at the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City on April 29, followed by a presentation on May 3 at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. The book contains twenty short stories by twenty authors—Jeff and Raymond each contributed a tale—and authors include Sara Paretsky, Laura Lippman, T. Jefferson Parker, John Lescroart, Joseph Finder, Gayle Lynds and John Sheldon, J. A. Jance, Katherine Neville, and ten other terrific writers.

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A HARD DAY’S DEATH, now an Audiobook

THE BLACK STILETTO: STARS & STRIPES won the “Lovey” Award* for Best Suspense Novel of 2013!
*Love is Murder Conference Readers Choice Award

Raymond’s 2008 “rock ‘n’ roll thriller,” A HARD DAY’S DEATH, is now an Audiobook from Audible.com and Crossroad Press! Get it from Audible!