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Doctor No

78.6% complete
1958
2018
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Bond, James (Fictitious character) - Fiction
British - Jamaica - Fiction
Fiction in English 1945 Texts
Jamaica - Fiction
Spy stories
Spy stories, English
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4 - Reception Committee
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10 - Dragon Spoor
11 - Amidst the Alien Cane
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13 - Mink-Lined Prison
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 James Bond*
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A series a spy thrillers written by Ian Fleming in the mid-20th Century that went on to become a somewhat successful movie franchise.

1) Casino Royale
2) Live and Let Die
3) Moonraker
4) Diamonds Are Forever
5) From Russia, with Love
6) Doctor No
7) Goldfinger
8) For Your Eyes Only
9) Thunderball
10) The Spy Who Loved Me
11) On Her Majesty's Secret Service
12) You Only Live Twice
13) The Man with the Golden Gun
14) Octopussy and The Living Daylights
© Glidrose Productions Ltd. 1958
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Punctually at six o'clock the sun set with a last yellow flash behind the Blue Mountains, a wave of violet shadow poured down Richmond Road, and the crickets and tree frogs in the fine gardens began to zing and tinkle.
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Underwater, Bond rested his head in the mud, pinched his nostrils with his left hand and pursed his lips round the tube. He knew the pool had been examined once already. He had felt the disturbance of the swimming dog. That time they had not been found. Would they get away with it again? This time there would have been less chance for the stirred mud to seep away out of the pool. If this searcher saw the darker brown stain, would he shoot into it or stab into it? What weapons would he have? Bond decided that he wouldn't take chances. At the first movement in the water near him he would get to his feet and shoot and hope for the best.

Bond lay and focused all his senses. What hell this controlled breathing was and how maddening the soft nibbling of the shrimps! It was lucky none of them had a sore on their bodies or the damned things would have eaten into it. But it had been a bright idea of the girl's. Without it the dogs would have got to them wherever they had hidden.

Suddenly Bond cringed. A rubber boot had stepped on his shin and slid off. Would the man think it was a branch? Bond couldn't chance it. With one surge of motion he hurled himself upwards, spitting out the length of bamboo.

Bond caught a quick impression of a huge body standing almost on top of him and of a swirling rifle butt. He lifted his left arm to protect his head and felt the jarring blow on his forearm. At the same time his right hand lunged forward and as the muzzle of his gun touched the glistening right breast below the hairless aureole he pulled the trigger.

 

Added: 10-Jul-2006
Last Updated: 11-Apr-2023

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 01-Jun-1959
Signet
Mass Market Paperback
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Date Issued:
01-Jun-1959
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$0.50
Pages*:
192
Catalog ID:
D2036
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Once
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Internal ID:
1380
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-451-08195-1
ISBN-13:
978-0-451-08195-7
Printing:
20
Country:
United States
Language:
English
JAMES BOND
battles a power mad maniac on a
CARIBBEAN ISLAND OF DEATH...

Ace undercover agent James Bond goes to the Caribbean to find out why a secret service team has mysteriously vanished.  There on an exotic tropical island he meets a beautiful nature girl and discovers the hideout of Doctor No, a six-foot-six madman with a fantastic secret, a mania for torture, and a list to kill.

For incredible suspense, unexpected thrills, extraordinary danger, read
IAN FLEMING


Other Signet JAMES BOND THRILLERS include:

CASINO ROYALE
LIVE AND LET DIE
GOLDFINGER
FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
MOONRAKER
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER


IAN FLEMING creator of the world's best-known secret agent, was consultant on foreign affairs to the London Sunday Times.  In all, he wrote thirteen James Bond novels.  The twelfth, You Only Live Twice, is published in hardcover by New American Library; the thirteenth, The Man with the Golden Gun, will be published in the spring of 1965.  Mr. Fleming died August 12, 1964, at the age of fifty-six.

PUBLISHED BY THE NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
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 01-Jan-2017
ePub Books
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Jan-2017
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e-Book
Pages*:
313
Internal ID:
1844
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Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
From epubbooks.com:

Dr Julius No is a man with a mysterious past. Nobody knows what secrets are hidden on his Caribbean island, and all those who have attempted to investigate further have disappeared. When two British agents go missing in Jamaica, Bond is sent to investigate. Battling the Doctor’s twin obsessions with power and pain, he uncovers the true nature of his opponent’s covert operation - but he must undergo a deadly assault course before he can destroy the Doctor’s plans once and for all.
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Author(s)

Ian Fleming  
Birth: 28 May 1908 Mayfair, London, England, UK
Death: 12 Aug 1964 Canterbury, Kent, England, UK

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From the e-Book of Octopussy and the Living Daylights:

IAN FLEMING was born in London on May 28, 1908. He was educated at Eton College and later spent a formative period studying languages in Europe. His first job was with Reuters News Agency where a Moscow posting gave him firsthand experience with what would become his literary bête noire—the Soviet Union. During World War II he served as Assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence and played a key role in Allied espionage operations.

After the war he worked as foreign manager of the Sunday Times, a job that allowed him to spend two months each year in Jamaica. Here, in 1952, at his home “Goldeneye,” he wrote a book called Casino Royale—and James Bond was born. The first print run sold out within a month. For the next twelve years Fleming produced a novel a year featuring Special Agent 007, the most famous spy of the century. His travels, interests, and wartime experience lent authority to everything he wrote. Raymond Chandler described him as “the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England.” Sales soared when President Kennedy named the fifth title, From Russia With Love, one of his favorite books. The Bond novels have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide, boosted by the hugely successful film franchise that began in 1962 with the release of Dr No.

He married Anne Rothermere in 1952. His story about a magical car, written in 1961 for their only son, Caspar, went on to become the well-loved novel and film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Fleming died of heart failure on August 12, 1964, at the age of fifty-six.

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