Sunday, August 12, 2018

On This Day In History Thriller Writer Ian Fleming, Creator Of James Bond, Died


On August 12th in 1964, I was a 12-year-old sitting in the back seat of my father's car when I heard on the car radio that Ian Fleming had died. I was thunderstruck.

In the months prior to that sad announcement I had been reading through Ian Fleming's James Bond thrillers. Having loved the first two Bond films, Dr. No and From Russia With Love, starring Sean Connery as James Bond, I began reading the novels. I was pleased to discover that the books were darker and more complicated than the films and I've been an Ian Fleming aficionado ever since. 

Below is Ian Fleming's obituary, which appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer


You can read my Crime Beat columns on the late, great thriller writer via the below links: 





You can also read my Counterterrorism magazine about Ian Fleming's WWII experience and his creation of the intelligence commando group, 30 Assault Unit, via the below link:



And you can learn more about Ian Fleming and his fascinating life as a naval intelligence officer, journalist and author by reading the below biographies of the late writer:




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