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The Black Stiletto

Endings & Beginnings

Raymond Benson

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/5/2011)
Hardcover (1/7/2014)
Paperback (1/12/2016)
Paperback (9/15/2015)
Paperback (5/30/2013)
Paperback (8/7/2012)
Hardcover (5/30/2012)

Description

New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Author

The past and the present meet as two shattering climaxes converge


Raymond Benson’s The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings is the startling, climactic finale to the five-book, critically acclaimed saga of The Black Stiletto. It’s 1962. Judy Cooper, the Black Stiletto, is devastated at the betrayal by her nemesis and former lover, mobster Leo Kelly. Additionally, Leo and his psychotically dangerous sister, Christina, have set out to ruin the Stiletto’s reputation in L.A. with a series of crimes that are made to appear as if the crime-fighter is responsible.

The very pregnant Judy must fight back only with her wits and cunning—until disaster strikes and she is forced to flee to her old hometown in Texas for the final showdown with destiny. Meanwhile, in the present, the Alzheimer’s that afflicts elderly Judy is in its last stage, but her son and granddaughter, Martin and Gina, must continue to protect her from the past’s last remaining assault, culminating in a cathartic and explosive conclusion.

Perfect for fans of vigilante justice

While all of the novels in The Black Stiletto Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is:

The Black Stiletto
The Black Stiletto: Black & White
The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes
The Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies
The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings


Praise For The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings

Praise for The Black Stiletto Series

“Benson wraps up this five-book series in grand style with a satisfying climax, but as the title and final pages suggest, this may not be the end of the Black Stiletto. Escapist entertainment tinged with melancholy.” —Booklist


“Benson has created one of the most original heroines I’ve read in a long time. Adventure and suspense made this book a rollicking good read. But the story is about much more than simply the evolution and escapades of The Black Stiletto. It’s about relationships and just how well we know—or not—even the people we love most.” —Sandra Brown, New York Times best-selling author


“Irresistible: Suppose you found out—just too late—that your mother had been a superhero crime fighter. What would you do? Sit back, take a deep breath, and let Raymond Benson tell you.” —Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author


“A thriller that brilliantly succeeds at that most difficult of authorial endeavors: blending the past and the present into a single compelling story. Filled with cutting-edge suspense, wry humor and heart-wrenching warmth, not to mention great period detail, The Black Stiletto will grab you instantly and simply not let go until the final page—no, make that the final sentence.” —Jeffery Deaver, New York Times best-selling author


“A terrifically fun thrill ride featuring an intrepid heroine you won’t soon forget.” —Tess Gerritsen, New York Times best-selling author


* “This fourth entry in The Black Stiletto Series is darker than earlier ones, given the escalating violence in both past and present story lines. But it’s no less entertaining, as fast-paced action leads to a cliff-hanger. Addictive escapism.” —Booklist (Starred Review)


“Reminiscent of heroes from the Golden Age of comics like the Black Canary and Lady Luck, thrill-seeking Judy makes an endearing protagonist.” —Publishers Weekly


“It’s action! It’s adventure! It appeals to women—and to men! It’s faster than a speeding bullet, and a truly terrific read.” —Heather Graham, New York Times best-selling author


“Judy is a fantastic character, and Benson absolutely nails the way women write in their diaries. I think this sort of strong woman will be enormously appealing to female readers. The action is great, and Benson writes in a voice that’s accessible and engaging.” —Tasha Alexander, New York Times best-selling author


The Black Stiletto is a wonderfully stylish (and addictively page-turning) return to the days of yesteryear. Full of action, full of suspense, and brimming with originality, this sleek and charming adventure will win your heart.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award-winning author


“Benson moves effortlessly from 1961 to the present and back, and gives readers a cultural look at life during the '60s. His cast of characters is outstanding, including the supporting cast.” —Mystery Scene

Oceanview Publishing, 9781608091034, 310pp.

Publication Date: November 4, 2014



About the Author

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Raymond Benson is the award-winning author of almost 40 published titles. Raymond is well known as the official James Bond 007 continuation author between 1996 and 2002. He is the author of the five novels that comprise The Black Stiletto Series—The Black Stiletto; The Black Stiletto: Black & White; The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes; The Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies; The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings. Benson lives in the Chicago area.