On this day in 1908 the late, great thriller writer Ian Fleming was born in London.
Ian Fleming, a naval intelligence officer in WWII and the foreign manager of the British Sunday Times after the war, wrote Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, Dr. No and other classic James Bond thrillers.
He died in 1964 at the age of 56.
You can read about his life and the Bond books in my Crime Beat columns via the below links:
You can also read about his WWII experiences in my Counterterrorism magazine piece via the below link:
And to learn more you visit www.ianfleming.com.