Archive for Tie-Ins

2019 and The Decade–That’s a Wrap!

As the entire decade of the 2010s comes to a close, Raymond humbly shares with you what an amazing and busy ten years it has been.

Blues in the Dark Cover

In 2010, HUNT THROUGH NAPOLEON’S WEB was published, along with CHOICE OF WEAPONS, an anthology containing three of Raymond’s earlier James Bond novels.

2011 saw the publication of the first entry in a five-book serial that Raymond calls his “magnum opus”–THE BLACK STILETTO (from Oceanview Publishing). Additionally, two other novels were published as e-books (and subsequently became available in print and audiobook)–ARTIFACT OF EVIL and TORMENT–A LOVE STORY. Finally, Raymond’s tie-in, co-authored with filmmaker John Milius, HOMEFRONT–THE VOICE OF FREEDOM, was published. Crossroad Press also began publishing Raymond’s BACK LIST of original novels as e-books and audiobooks.

In 2012, THE BLACK STILETTO–BLACK & WHITE and HITMAN: DAMNATION were published. Additionally, all six of Raymond’s JAMES BOND NOVELS (originally published between 1997 and 2002) were made available as e-books.

James Bond Ebooks

In 2013, THE BLACK STILETTO–STARS & STRIPES made its debut from Oceanview Publishing.

The year 2014 was a busy one. THE BLACK STILETTO–SECRETS & LIES premiered, followed by Raymond’s collaboration with fellow 007 author Jeffery Deaver as co-editors of the annual Mystery Writers of America anthology, entitled ICE COLD–TALES OF INTRIGUE FROM THE COLD WAR. The collection contained short stories by both Raymond and Jeff, along with many other terrific authors and members of MWA. The year closed with the publication of the final book in the serial, THE BLACK STILETTO–ENDINGS & BEGINNINGS.

In 2015, Crossroad Press published an anthology of Raymond’s unpublished and previously published short stories, along with a stage play, entitled 12+1–TWELVE SHORT THRILLERS AND A PLAY. Raymond’s tie-in to the popular videogame, DYING LIGHT–NIGHTMARE ROW, was published in Poland. Finally, Oceanview published as an e-book anthology, THE BLACK STILETTO–THE COMPLETE SAGA.

12 + 1 by Raymond Benson

2016: DYING LIGHT–NIGHTMARE ROW was published in English.

In 2017, Raymond began a relationship with Skyhorse Publishing with the appearance of THE SECRETS ON CHICORY LANE. His short story, THE MacGUFFIN, was published as an e-book after appearing as “The Purple Bag” in the online magazine, HOP Media, in 2016.

2018 saw the publication of IN THE HUSH OF THE NIGHT.

In 2019, Raymond’s latest suspense novel, BLUES IN THE DARK, was published by Skyhorse’s new imprint, Arcade CrimeWise, and his musical score for the short film, GHOSTS IN THE INK, won the award for Best Score at the Vegas Movie Awards.

All of these works, as well as Raymond’s back list from the 80s, 90s, and 00s, are available for purchase on the various Books pages:
Fiction and Non-Fiction
The Black Stiletto Serial
James Bond Novels
Media Tie-Ins




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.

News Archive: 2012

October 30, 2012

HITMAN: DAMNATION is published today! This is a “prequel” to IO Interactive’s upcoming videogame, “Hitman: Absolution.” It also works as a stand-alone novel, so readers do not have to be familiar with the videogame to enjoy it.

Hitman: Damnation by Raymond Benson


James Bond Ebooks

Raymond’s original James Bond 007 novels, originally published between 1997 and 2002, are now available as e-books for Kindle (other formats will come in the future)! They come with newly-designed covers (above) and they’re at a nice price.


October 15, 2012

THE BLACK STILETTO: BLACK & WHITE is now another unique 3-voice AUDIOBOOK from Crossroad Press and Get it fromĀ Audible!

Raymond’s “historical supernatural thriller,” ARTIFACT OF EVIL, originally published as an e-book in 2011, is now available in print (trade paperback).

Artifact of Evil


May 1, 2012

THE BLACK STILETTO e-book reached the Amazon Kindle Store’s Top Ten (#7!) recently. Things are gearing up for the publication of the sequel, THE BLACK STILETTO: BLACK & WHITE (May 30). Watch this space and Raymond’s Facebook author page for updates, contest announcements, price drops, reviews, and other Black Stiletto news.

Check out the very nice interview with Raymond and the review of THE BLACK STILETTO: BLACK & WHITE on “The Big Thrill” e-newsletter from the International Thriller Writers: here! features a seven-part blog by Raymond about “How I Became a Writer.” This link goes to Part 1; follow the links to the other parts.


February 11, 2012

The film rights to THE BLACK STILETTO have been picked up by Lonetree Entertainment. Benson was represented by veteran literary and film manager, Peter Miller, of Global Lion Intellectual Property Management, Inc.

“Stiletto was a real find and we’re all very excited about the potential of this unique genre-bending project,” said Lonetree producing partner Tony Eldridge. Lonetree Entertainment is currently partnered with Escape Artists and Sony Pictures on “The Equalizer” feature film starring Denzel Washington. The company has a number of other projects in development, including the epic WWII action drama, “The War Magician” with Marc Forster attached to direct, and “The Kitchen House,” based on Kathleen Grissom’s New York Times bestseller. Lonetree is fast tracking Stiletto and is currently in discussions with several A-list screenwriters.

In other news, THE BLACK STILETTO: BLACK & WHITE (#2 in the series, publication date May 30, 2012) has received its first review fromĀ!


February 5, 2012

HOMEFRONT: THE VOICE OF FREEDOM, by John Milius and Raymond Benson, won the “Lovey” (Readers Choice) Award for Best Paranormal / Sci Fi / Horror Novel of 2011 at the Love is Murder writers conference in Chicago, Illinois!


The James Bond Bedside CompanionJanuary 10, 2012

Now Available! The classic 1980s reference book all about 007, THE JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION, has been re-published!

THE JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION was Raymond’s very first published work (it originally appeared in 1984!). Crossroad Press will publish it again this week, first as an e-book, available for Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, and all other e-reader formats. Coming later will be an downloadable audiobook edition, followed by a new print edition!

THE BEDSIDE COMPANION was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Biographical/Critical Work of 1984 by Mystery Writers of America and 007 fans still consider it to be a “Bond Bible.”

Also Available! THE ESSENTIAL RAYMOND BENSON COLLECTION! Crossroad Press has also re-published all of Raymond’s backlist original thrillers in e-book format. As with the BEDSIDE COMPANION, in the coming months each title will appear as a downloadable audiobook and print edition.

You can buy every e-book format directly from Crossroad Press here. Or, you can go directly to Amazon for the Kindle-only editions. The titles will appear soon on the Barnes & Noble site.

In other news, THE BLACK STILETTO continues to garner great reviews. Check out Praise page on the official Black Stiletto website for samples and links to full reviews. More will be added as they come in.