British author Ian Fleming is the creator of the fictional British spy James Bond – a series he wrote from 1953 until his death in 1964. Fleming is responsible for 12 novels and 9 short stories featuring the James Bond character. The James Bond book series would go on to become one of the greatest film series of all time, starting in 1962 with Dr. No.

Fleming was recruited to the Royal Navy and served as a Commander in World War II. His service in the Navy would later be a crucial part of his James Bond novels. Below is a list of Ian Fleming’s novels – both in publication and chronological order:

Publication Order of James Bond Books


Casino Royale(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Live and Let Die(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonraker(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diamonds Are Forever(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From Russia with Love(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doctor No(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goldfinger(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Your Eyes Only(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thunderball(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spy Who Loved Me(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Her Majesty's Secret Service(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
You Only Live Twice(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man with the Golden Gun(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Octopussy and the Living Daylights(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of James Bond Books


Casino Royale(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Live and Let Die(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonraker(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diamonds Are Forever(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From Russia with Love(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doctor No(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goldfinger(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Risico(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quantum of Solace(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hildebrand Rarity(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From a View to a Kill(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Your Eyes Only(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thunderball(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Octopussy(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Living Daylights(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Property of a Lady(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (ch. 1-5)(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Agent 007 in New York(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spy Who Loved Me(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (ch. 6-20)(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
You Only Live Twice(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man with the Golden Gun(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Diamond Smugglers(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Ian Fleming Synopsis: Britain’s new ICBM-based national defense system Moonraker is almost ready, but things don’t quite sit just right. M gets James Bond to check out Sir Hugo Drax (card shark and head of the Moonraker project) and Bond discovers that the Moonraker project as well as Drax are not exactly what they appear. The 1955 novel Moonraker was adapted to film in 1979, starring Roger Moore as James Bond. It was also the second appearance of 7-footer Richard Kiel (of Eegah fame, naturally) as Jaws.

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