I have one James Bond story to relate to you; many years ago when I was working at John Lord’s Books in Stouffville we had John Gardner for a signing. John Gardner wrote fourteen original James Bond stories plus two film adaptations. I was standing behind John at the cash register when a customer asked if I had read his new book Death is Forever. I told the customer I had and he asked my opinion of the new book to which I replied predictable. At that moment I could see John’s hand slow down as he was signing his new book for the customer in front of him. The next question from the customer was, how so? I told him that as soon as James Bond told his female counterpart in the story that he loved her I knew that within two or three pages she would die, John laughed.
Ian Fleming wrote eleven James Bond novels and two story collections:
Let us not forget this: