On this date in 1964 Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond thrillers, died.
He was 56.
As I noted in my Crime Beat column on Ian Fleming, Corinne Turner of Ian Fleming Publications stated that he led an extraordinary life.
“The Bond novels are, however, just one aspect of a fascinating life that combined the flamboyant elements of 007 with a unique creativity. Fleming was not only a novelist, but also a journalist, sportsman, naval commander, traveler, intelligence officer and bon-viveur,” Corinne Turner said.
You can read about Ian Fleming’s extraordinary life in two of my Crime Beat columns via the links below:
And you can read about Ian Fleming’s WWII experiences as a naval intelligence officer in my Counterterrorism magazine piece via the below link: