Fleming was the author of the famous James Bond spy stories. Among his best-known suspense novels are Casino Royale (1954), From Russia With Love (1957), Goldfinger (1959), and The Spy Who Loved Me (1962). Several of Flermng's novels about James Bond's international adventures in espionage have been adapted as highly successful motion pictures.
Fleming's experiences as a royal navy intelligence officer during World War II are often reflected in his novels. He worked as a special correspondent for the London Times and was a member of the editorial board of the London Sunday Times.