The seventh James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, published in 1959.Returning to London following a rather unpleasant mission of destroying a drug business in Mexico, Bond finds himself stuck in Miami for a day due to a cancelled flight. By change, he meets an old acquitance named Junius Du Pont, and through him he also meets Auric Goldfinger, the richest man in England. When he eventually returns back home, he learns that Goldfinger is on SMERSH's payroll and is tasked to get him arrested and his gold confiscated.The novel became the basis for the thirdJames Bond film.
This novel has the examples of:
Amazon Brigade: Pussy Galore's entire criminal organization was enlisted from female cat burglars.
Book Safe: Bond hides his Walther PPK inside a hollowed out copy of The Bible Designed to Be Read as Literature during his Mexico-assignment.
Bury Your Gays: Tilly Masterton is revealed to be lesbian, and becomes sexually obsessed with Pussy Galore. She later dies during Operation Grand Slam because her devotion to her. Pussy herself survives the book because she isn't really gay, just mistreated.
Busman's Holiday: Bond's little stopover in Miami turns into this once Du Pont hires him to spy on Goldfinger and learn how he cheats at cards.
Cold-Blooded Torture: When Bond and Tilly are captured, Goldfinger subjects Bond for Oddjob's handling to get answers out of him.
Junius Du Pont is in fact the guy who sat next to Bond during the big game in Casino Royale.
When Bond is being lectured about gold business and Goldfinger's background, he notes to himself how one can become infatuated with it just like diamonds, smuggling of which he had investigated a while ago.
When Bond goes to St. Marks golf course to play against Goldfinger, he thinks to himself about how he has never played there, even during "that accursed Moonraker business".
Dastardly Dapper Derby: Worn by Oddjob, which has a leadlined prim, making it a lethal throwing weapon. Using it for that purpose however damages the felt around it, forcing him to always repair it afterwards.
Diabolical Mastermind: Goldfinger, who is referred to be comparable to Cellini and Einstein in his expertise in planning crime.
The Dragon: Oddjob, Goldfinger's chaffeur and main enforcer.
Evil Redhead: Goldfinger has red hair and Blue Eyes, which leads to Bond to guess (correctly) that he's of Baltic extraction.
It Never Gets Any Easier: The book opens with Bond with a glass of whiskey in hand, thinking about the Mexican killer whom he was forced to kill in self-defence, and tries to rationalize about it by telling himself that he was very likely a very bad person. His initial big plan for the evening is to drink himself so silly so that he can stop thinking about it and that his inevitable one night stand has to carry him bed.
Moe Greene Special: As Goldfinger has Bond on the gunpoint while he tells him what is his plan for him, he notes that while he rarely has to use the thing, he never misses and usually shoots in the right eye.
The Napoleon: When Bond takes note on Goldfinger's short stature, he wonders if his moneyhoarding is a case of Napoleon Complex, and continues the train of the thought with note that "smallest men cause the worst problems".
Neck Snap: Tilly Masterton has to unwittingly demonstrate the lethality of Oddjob's hat.
Rape as Backstory: Galore was molested as a child by her uncle, which created her preferance for women over men.
Goldfinger is very short in height (four feet and eleven inches), has fiery red hair, very pale skin which he tries to hide with a tan, and has features that are described in narration like "he had been put together with bits of other people's bodies."
Oddjob's rigorous training has left the skin on hands and legs extremely hardened (and former is described to be without nails), he has a cleft that makes his talking hard to understand to everyone except his master and lastly, all his teeth are blackened.
Billy Ring, one of the criminal leaders who are part of Goldfinger's Evil Plan, is missing his lower lip, and his right eye twitches in rhytm with his heartbeat.