Raymond Benson

Short Story Thriller “The MacGuffin” Now Available!

A new short story is now available as an exclusive e-book for Amazon Kindle readers for only 99 cents! “The MacGuffin” is a darkly comic action thriller (originally serialized by HOP.media in 2016 as “The Purple Bag”). Wikipedia defines a MacGuffin as “a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object, or other motivator that the protagonist pursues, often with little or no narrative explanation.” In this case, the MacGuffin is a purple bag recovered from an airport baggage claim. The CIA, MI6, Middle Eastern operatives, Japanese Intelligence, and the Mafia all want it… but does anyone really know what’s inside? One thing is clear–whoever’s in possession of it won’t have very long to live.

Order it today!… Scroll down to the Short Stories category on the Books/Fiction & Non-Fiction Page!

GERMAN “BLACK STILETTO” NOW AVAILABLE!

The German edition of THE BLACK STILETTO, published by Luzifer-Verlag, is now available in paperback and e-book! Here is the Amazon Germany link.

GERMAN “BLACK STILETTO” TRAILER ONLINE!

The trailer for the German edition of “The Black Stiletto” is now online. You can view it here. The book will be published at the end of October by Luzifer-Verlag.

GERMAN EDITION OF “THE BLACK STILETTO” ANNOUNCED!

The German edition of THE BLACK STILETTO will be published October 31 by Luzifer Verlag!

“DYING LIGHT–NIGHTMARE ROW” NOW AVAILABLE!

DYING LIGHT–NIGHTMARE ROW, Raymond’s tie-in prequel story to Techland’s videogame “DYING LIGHT,” is now available as a trade paperback and e-book! The book was originally published in Polish in 2015, and now the English edition has been published by Techland. The story is seen through the eyes of Mel, a teenage American girl, who is caught in Harran when the Infected Outbreak occurs. Alone in a hostile, violent foreign city, Mel must find not only her missing younger brother, but also an antidote to the virus with which she is infected. You can order the book on the Books: Tie-In Page.

NEW FREE SERIAL THRILLER ONLINE

Raymond has written a six-part serial thriller that is featured on Cooper Hefner’s (son of Hugh Hefner) new web magazine/entertainment extravaganza, HOP. “THE PURPLE BAG” is a little tale about a MacGuffin.
Here’s the link to Part One! Links to subsequent parts will be added to this news entry as they are made available.
UPDATE 1/17/16: Part Two is up!
UPDATE 1/25/16: Part Three is up!
UPDATE 1/31/16: Part Four is up!
UPDATE 2/7/16: Part Five is up!
UPDATE 2/15/16: Part Six, the final episode, is up!

INTERVIEW WITH RAYMOND ON BLACK STILETTO ABC DEAL

An interview with Raymond regarding the Black Stiletto and the ABC television deal is on the website of the College of DuPage, where Raymond teaches Film History. You can access it here.

MILA KUNIS EXEC PRODUCING “THE BLACK STILETTO”

ABC Studios has announced that Mila Kunis will be executive producing THE BLACK STILETTO as a possible television series. Check out news items here and here and here!

THE BLACK STILETTO: ENDINGS & BEGINNINGS “HONORABLE MENTION” AT CWA

THE BLACK STILETTO: ENDINGS & BEGINNINGS received an Honorable Mention for Best Traditionally-Published Fiction of 2014, Chicago Writers Association Awards!

“ICE COLD” NOMINATED AT KILLER NASHVILLE

“Ice Cold–Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War” (edited by Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson) has been nominated for a Silver Falchion Award (Killer Nashville conference) for Best Multi-Author Anthology!