Because Orson Welles is endearingly baffled as Le Chiffre, seeming not to have seen a script before being shoved in front of the camera. Overlooking some classic of-the-era sexism, this was a good Bond book. Please sign in to your account to leave a review for Casino Royale. October, Ian Fleming Published by Vintage John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in The Rough Gook to James Bond. Live and Let Die.The Paperback of the Casino Royale by Ian Fleming at Barnes Overview; Product Details; About the Author. Overview. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming. In the novel that introduced James Bond to the world, Ian Fleming's. Casino Royale is the first novel written by Ian Fleming featuring the 00 agent Above image: Casino Royale (1st edition cover) Author(s). Ian Fleming Publisher(s): Jonathan Cape. This, the first of Ian Fleming's tales of secret agent , finds Bond on a . This will be a review of not just Casino Royale, but of the James Bond books in general. I always like to read the debut novel of any author, especially if it's a series.