A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 853 series covering 6040 books!
As well as 223 movies, 2384 television episodes, and 1447 other things.

What's New
The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 08/24/2016 - I have a very enjoyable series to present to you fellow spy-fi fans. Maggie Hope is a five-book series that enchants and captivates and brings you back for more with ease. This is not a thrill-a-minute series but it has many darn good plot lines and a lot of very interesting characters and the writing is top notch. Please welcome Ms. Hope to the compendium.

  • 08/20/2016 - I have been reading a fair amount the last couple of weeks, spreading my time between several series to be added. One of them is today's new member of the compendium. Please welcome a young lady from the early 70s, the delectable Cherry Delight.

  • 08/08/2016 - Sometimes I like to blare out the arrival of an especially good series. Other times, like now, I just kinda say, "here is so-and-so." So, here is Lt. Drake of the Naval Intelligence. Not sure why the article "the" was in the title but it was so it is. This comic from '39-'41 is in the public domain so you can read the stories yourself if you wish.

  • 08/01/2016 - A frequent contributor and terrific fact-finder for this site reminded me that I had not mentioned we had added a couple of new sections to each character page. Just for fun, we now list, as we learn of them, Games and Collectibles. Check out these items on those pages for which we have items, like The Man From U.N.C.L.E., John Drake aka Danger Man, and of course James Bond.

  • 07/31/2016 - As July 2016 comes to a close, I present to the compendium the interesting case of Jack Higgins' Simon Vaughan. What makes him interesting? Check him/them out to see.

  • 07/28/2016 - With a fair amount of grimacing, I introduce the latest member of the compendium. It is a comic from the early 40s, now in the public domain which means you can have the misfortune of reading them here, You are not likely to believe Don Q. I didn't.

  • 07/23/2016 - I have a very long list of series to be added, series I have collected but have not yet read so cannot speak about. To let people know of these series that are coming, I have created a "Coming" section.

  • 07/11/2016 - Incredibly talented author Charles Cumming has created a new agent well worth following. Three adventures exist so far. Please say hello to Thomas Kell of MI6, well, formerly and sometimes still.

  • 07/10/2016 - There is very little of this comicbook series to get a grip on but what there is about Madam Zero is now a part of the compendium. Please say hi.

  • 07/05/2016 - Having enjoyed a very nice 4th of July with family, I return to my hobby of finding spy series and I have found a winner. Actually, I found it a while back when it was recommended to me. I just now enter it. I am slow! Please welcome a very kick-butt operative named Alex Morgan to the compendium.


More What's New!

SPY FICTION!

Say the word SPY to most people and they will respond with James Bond, with good reason as he is the best known of all fictional spies. With 20+ blockbuster movies over the last 40+ years, along with the standard movie hype, virtually the entire world knows about 007 and his License To Kill.

Of course, James Bond is by no means the only spy in the world of fiction, just the best known. Who are the rest? Who has his or her own license to kill, thrill, or chill. How do these agents stack up against each other? Who would you want beside you in a car chase, in a knife fight, in a dark alley, or beneath the covers?

This site is dedicated to the many, many men and women who, at least in fiction, have defended our freedoms against all forms of enemies, foreign and domestic. Well, granted a few of them were just in it for the money and many were only after the excitement, and sex played a huge role in the motivation of more than a few. But still, their actions helped not only preserve our way of life (on paper) but also brought us, the readers, many hours of escapism and vicarious pleasure.

So, who are these people that I have slaved so diligently to present to you? They are the men and women of spy-fi about whom there is a series. Single-book characters need not apply. There has to be at least two books. Two's the minimum but the more the merrier.

Moreover, I have limited the collection to those series who have operated at least some since the end of the Second World War, known in my own head as the "Bond-period". I know there are many good series that went on before but so far I have only collected the post-WWII series. Also, I have kept the series confined to the English language. If it wasn't put into English so I can read it, I haven't worried about it.

Each spy has his or her own page. Click on the "Characters" button to go to a listing page. Click on the letter the character's last name starts with (or a more common moniker like "Death Merchant" if appropriate). That will take one step further into the labrynth. Finally, select the character's name from the list and, voila!

Have fun!!