Thursday, December 22, 2011

Book Review of THE BLACK STILETTO by Raymond Benson

The Black Stiletto by Raymond Benson was published in 2011 by Oceanview Publishing and can be purchased at  You may read more about Mr. Benson at

At age 48, Martin just found that his mom, presently in a nursing home with Alzheimer's, is the famous vigilante/superhero, the Black Stiletto. Her real name is Judy Cooper, and during the 1950’s, she became a masked avenger who thwarted evil-doers until she disappeared from site. A lawyer friend gives Martin a key to a room at the house where he grew up, and what he finds are the secrets his mother left for him along with a diary that tells her story.

This was a good book and made me wish I was as strong as Judy was. The diary was written by her and told of her life and exploits as a superhero and crime fighter. She went thru some hard times, but overcame them and became stronger, realizing she had powers and abilities that helped her in her secret life. I was enthralled with the story as Judy’s superhuman abilities helped her do amazing things. Told from three points of view, the book kept my attention and was well worth the read.

I’m giving The Black Stiletto, 4 spiders and recommending it to anyone who has a love for action heroes and adventure stories.

T Lane

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