The Black Stiletto's Autograph [NOOK Book]

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A free short story "teaser" to Raymond Benson's upcoming thriller THE BLACK STILETTO (September 2011) from Oceanview Publishing.


In 1958, the legendary vigilante crimefighter, the Black Stiletto, made an unnannounced appearance in a bar in New York City--and Joey, one lucky patron, obtained her autograph. But what else happened that fateful night, and how did it change Joey's life?

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Overview

A free short story "teaser" to Raymond Benson's upcoming thriller THE BLACK STILETTO (September 2011) from Oceanview Publishing.


In 1958, the legendary vigilante crimefighter, the Black Stiletto, made an unnannounced appearance in a bar in New York City--and Joey, one lucky patron, obtained her autograph. But what else happened that fateful night, and how did it change Joey's life?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011396533
  • Publisher: Raymond Benson
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 154,448
  • File size: 119 KB

Meet the Author

RAYMOND BENSON. Between 1996 and 2002, Raymond was commissioned by the James Bond literary copyright holders to take over writing the 007 novels. In total he penned and published worldwide six original 007 novels, three film novelizations, and three short stories. An anthology of his 007 work, THE UNION TRILOGY, was published in 2008, and a second anthology, CHOICE OF WEAPONS, in 2010. His book THE JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION, an encyclopedic work on the 007 phenomenon, was first published in 1984 and was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award by Mystery Writers of America for Best Biographical/Critical Work. THE POCKET ESSENTIALS GUIDE TO JETHRO TULL was published in the UK. Using the pseudonym “David Michaels,” Raymond is also the author of the NY Times best-selling books TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL and its sequel TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL—OPERATION BARRACUDA. Raymond’s most recent original suspense novels are EVIL HOURS, FACE BLIND, and SWEETIE’S DIAMONDS (the latter won the Readers’ Choice Award for Best Thriller of 2006 at the Love is Murder Conference for Authors, Readers and Publishers). A HARD DAY’S DEATH, the first in a series of “rock ‘n’ roll thrillers,” was published in 2008, and its sequel, DARK SIDE OF THE MORGUE, was published in 2009 and was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel by the Private Eye Writers of America. An e-book anthology of the rock 'n' roll thrillers, THE ROCK 'N' ROLL DETECTIVE'S GREATEST HITS, is available on Smashwords. Also published in 2008 was the novelization of the popular videogame, METAL GEAR SOLID; its sequel, METAL GEAR SOLID 2—SONS OF LIBERTY, was published in the fall of 2009. Recent e-book thrillers are TORMENT and ARTIFACT OF EVIL. His latest series began with THE BLACK STILETTO (Sept. 2011), thrillers involving a female costumed vigilante operating in the 1950s. Follow her at theblackstiletto.net. Raymond is an active member of International Thriller Writers Inc., Mystery Writers of America, the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, a full member of ASCAP, and serves on the Board of Directors of The Ian Fleming Foundation. He is based in the Chicago area.


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  • Posted August 12, 2011

    Interesting

    A nice slice of the late 50s, interesting enough for me to consilder buying the book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Pine

    3 words, Raven: awesomest chapter EVA!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

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    Rising Fire
    by Raven

    Chapter Eight-

    I dashed across the sunlit prarie, my black mane flying in the wind. I heard the thud of hooves behind me, and galloped faster.
    "Give up!" I cried. "You'll never catch me!"
    "Okay, fine!" A voice from behind me said. "You win, Taran. Just let me catch my breath."
    I slowed to a trot a waited for the pale gray mare—Sarah—to catch up to me.
    My sleek brown coat shone in the early sunshine. It was another perfect day in the Horse Kingdom. Not a cloud specked the sky, except for the dark rain clouds that were to far away to see clearly. It could be a mountain, for all I know.
    "So, didja hear about the cat wandering about on the border?" Sarah asked me.
    I shook my head. "Why would a cat be doing that?"
    "I dunno. Cat's are wierd sometimes." Sarah shrugged, tossing her black mane.
    "We are near the Edge. It's close to Cat Territory." I told my friend. The Edge was the small point were the territories of the four Kingdoms—Horse, Wolf, Cat, and Dragon—met.
    "Taran! Sarah!" I heard a loud whinny. A jet black stallion was galloping towards us.
    "Hello Night. How are you?" Sarah asked.
    Night dipped his head quickly before saying breathlessly, "Selena has demanded a meeting. Everyone needs to come, and quickly."
    "Thanks Night," I said. "Where at?"
    "The Shady Tree."
    The three of us galloped off, heading for the Shady Tree—an unusually large oak tree that towered high above everything else. As we approached, I could see a pretty white mare standing in the center of a crowd of anxious horses.
    "A cat was seen walking on the edge of the territory!" Selena whinied nervously.
    "What's wrong with that?" Sarah asked, puzzled.
    "Cats and horses have remained seperate for nearly a thousand years! Nobody crosses over the border!" Selena snapped back.
    "Mabye things are changing," Night offered.
    "Things shouldn't change!" The white mare retorted.
    I frowned. Mabye Night's right, and things are changing. Something hasn't been right. There's storm clouds, but no rain. Harsh winds have plauged the fields an odd times. The few trees that speckle the prarie have been loosing their leaves, though it's still summer. The young colts are restless. All the horses are restless.
    "Night's right!" I said, accidently aloud. "Something is indeed wrong. Very wrong."
    A gray stallion nodded. "I saw an owl flying overhead. In the AFTERNOON. Owls never fly during the day!"
    "I saw a bat yesterday," a young colt piped up.
    "What do we do?" A white mare asked.
    "Find out what's going on," I suggested.
    "How?" Sarah questioned.
    "I could find the cat. The one who was on the border. Cat's don't hang around the border for no reason. Mabye they kniw something. Something important."
    "You want to do this, Taran?" Night said, suprised.
    I nodded. "I'd be back in a couple of days."
    Selena gave me an odd look, but said, "Then it is settled. Taran will enbark on a journey to find this cat—or whatever it is—that will help us find out what is wrong."
    The horses murmured their agreement. As I looked around them, I felt something deep within my heart. Selena acted as a leader, but she wasn't really one.
    We needed a leader if we were to survive.
    We needed a leader if we were to unite.
    And we desperately needed to unite.
    One way or another.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Good

    What a wonderful book. I will be buying the book. It was great. Thanks for the free read. J......

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