By Ian Fleming
Close to resigning, British undercover agent James Bond encounters a stunning yet afflicted younger girl with ties to prepared crime. Drawn deeper into the Unione Corse, Bond's new contacts demonstrate the site of the presumed-dead head of SPECTRE, Ernst Blofeld. As he races to resolve Blofeld's most up-to-date plot, Bond places all that he holds dearest at risk.
On Her Majesty's mystery carrier is the 11th identify within the James Bond undercover agent sequence. It was once tailored for the 1969 movie starring George Lazenby as James Bond.
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I've been in the writing racket for a few decades now and, the horrible truth is, I've never been able to figure out what editors will find mildly interesting story-wise, let alone what will make them flip. I've heard other writers, agents, and even editors say that they know this trend is hot, this other trend is not; that Ideas to Get You Started small-town mysteries, say, are in, hard-boiled are out; that cross-genre books or some such are the next trend, the wave of the future. It's all a bunch of pap.
31 32 How to Write a Damn Good Mystery O u r murderer will be evil. We know a murderer is a mythic "evil one" and an evil one always acts out of his or her own self-interest. An evil one is the golden star at the center of his or her own universe. Our murderer will be self ish. Sure, we've all read books in which the murderer does the deed for a good cause, heroically, but this motif almost always results in a weak climax. " If the murderer is not acting out of his or her own self-interest and instead is self-sacrificing and acting heroically, the reader is robbed of this satisfaction, which is, after all, one of the principal reasons the reader bought the book in the first place.