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This New James Bond Novel Features Original Material By Ian Fleming

James Bond creator Ian Fleming died in 1964 and his last novel was published in 1966, but a handful of valiant British authors have helped bolster his literary legacy over the years with additions to the 007 canon. The latest has just been published by the U.K.'s Jonathan Cape and is now available on Amazon. (The considerably less handsome U.S. edition can also be pre-ordered.)

Anthony Horowitz, the author currently empowered by the Fleming estate to carry on his work, is a worthy successor, and has been given access to original unpublished material from Fleming's archives to use in creating new Bond books like Forever and a Day

Set in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera populated by the wealthy and beautiful, it's a prequel to Casino Royale, the very first Bond novel published in 1953, and "takes readers into the very beginning of James Bond’s illustrious career and the formation of his identity."

We won't say any more for fear of spoiling it for you, but this is one hardcover you're going to want to savor and read slowly by the fire with a perfectly stirred martini ready to hand....