Raymond Benson

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!

WEBSITE RECEIVES A FACELIFT!

You will notice that RaymondBenson.com has been re-designed and given a facelift! The same is true for The Official Website of The Black Stiletto. Please explore and have fun.

Some exciting news is coming in the near future, so watch this space!

THE BLACK STILETTO: THE COMPLETE SAGA

Now available as an e-book! THE BLACK STILETTO: THE COMPLETE SAGA box collection! Get all five novels—the full story—in one bundle. Lee Child says, “If The Black Stiletto series is under your radar, there’s something wrong with your radar. This is a five-book sequence of the highest quality, full of thrills and suspense, and fun and humanity too.” You can order it from Amazon.

Watch this space for more exciting news in the works!

Attention Movie Fans! Beginning September 3, 2015, on the FIRST THURSDAY of every month is—live and in person—the *NINTH* SEASON of DANN & RAYMOND’S MOVIE CLUB! Dann Gire (film critic of Chicago suburban newspaper THE DAILY HERALD) and Raymond present evenings of cinema history, trivia, and mayhem. DANN & RAYMOND’S MOVIE CLUB takes place at the Schaumburg Township District Library (Central Branch). See the Appearances page for more info.

Also on the SECOND THURSDAY of each month is a re-run of the *EIGHTH* SEASON of DANN & RAYMOND’S MOVIE CLUB at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. See the Appearances page for more info.

12 + 1: TWELVE SHORT THRILLERS AND A PLAY

12 + 1 by Raymond BensonNow available! From Crossroad Press, 12 + 1: TWELVE SHORT THRILLERS AND A PLAY 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thrillers, science fiction, and fantasy, all told with wry humor and in the spirit of The Twilight Zone—plus some unpublished works such as “The Heart of Erzulie,” “Fortunata-697,” and the stage play “Second Chance.” 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. You can order it from Amazon.

MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK

The MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK is published today. It contains many “killer” recipes by well-known mystery and thriller authors. Raymond is a contributor with his “Zillion Calorie Mac And Cheese!” More info is available here regarding contents and purchase options.

MWA Cookbook

Do you like old movies?

Do you like old movies? Raymond reviews many Blu-ray releases from The Criterion Collection and other labels over at Cinema Retro, but you can get a handy list of all the titles and links (which have been updated and corrected) here on Raymond’s Blog.

Lovey Award Winner

THE BLACK STILETTO: SECRETS & LIES won the Lovey Award for Best Suspense Novel of 2014 at the Love is Murder Writers Conference!

THE BLACK STILETTO named Best Book Serial of 2014

THE BLACK STILETTO: ENDINGS & BEGINNINGS won the award for “Best Book Serial of 2014” from Authors On The Air Global Radio Network!

THE BLACK STILETTO: ENDINGS & BEGINNINGS!

The Black Stiletto: Endings and BeginningsTHE BLACK STILETTO: ENDINGS & BEGINNINGS! The FIFTH and FINAL installment of The Black Stiletto saga.

Everything will be revealed. All questions will be answered. It’s 1962. Judy Cooper’s nemesis and his psychotic sister have set out to ruin the very pregnant Stiletto, forcing her to flee to Texas for a showdown with destiny. In the present, the Alzheimer’s that afflicts elderly Judy is in its last stage, but her son and granddaughter must continue to protect her from the past’s last remaining threat.

Lee Child says, “If the Black Stiletto series is under your radar, there’s something wrong with your radar. This is a five-book sequence of the highest quality, full of thrills and suspense, and fun and humanity too.”

Order it now from Amazon: Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle ebook | Audio book from Audible