journalist and thriller writer. His first novel, Casino Royale (1953), introduced his handsome, tough, romantic hero James Bond, who subsequently appeared in many other adventures with exotic settings, including Live and Let Die (1954), Diamonds are Forever (1956), and On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963). Bond also appeared in many highly popular films, which mingle wit, sex, and violence. These include Dr No (1962), From Russia With Love (1963), and Goldfinger (1964). See also Spy Fiction.