The last ten major changes to the site.
- 11/27/2020 - Looking at the nationalities of the residents of this compendium and we find just 1 from India. That is now 2 with the addition of , a reporter and part-time operative for The List.
- 11/26/2020 - Happy Thanksgiving! As always I have a whole lot to be thankful for, mostly my wife and grown children. I am also thankful for the tremendous number of great books and stories and movies and so on that I have been able to enjoy. One of those is this one which I have been working on for some time. As I enter series #1700 to the site, I am pleased to present , one of those very, very early spy series, this one from 1908. It was penned by Clarence H. New, a man who was incredibly prolific during his day and would give us two more series, one of which (coming soon) was l-o-n-g!
- 11/25/2020 - First Look: An agent from the Department of Homeland Security joins the compendium today. At least he will be one eventually. His life will go through some very interesting hurdles along the way, well worth following. Please welcome to the group, membership for which he has been deserving for some time (my apologies for the slowness, sir).
- 11/24/2020 - First Look: We do not get too many agents from 'the other side' but that is what we have joining us today. is an agent for the GRU with some very impressive plans for the future of America, plans which are not quite anything we would have liked. The actions take place back in the 1960s and the writing so far is very good.
- 11/23/2020 - I take considerable pleasure in presenting a two-book series today for membership in the compendium. I do so because I took considerable pleasure in reading an very off-beat take on a secret agent who really isn't one but who firmly believes he is. Some of those around him know the truth. Some do not. That is the beauty of these well-crafted adventures. was a lot of fun.
- 11/22/2020 - A really interesting and rather unique radio spy series joins the compendium today. The uniqueness comes from the origin of the series - South Africa. For a couple of years starting in 1975, British DI-6 agent combated foreign agents and would-be tyrants and was pretty cool doing it. 40+ of the episodes are available at several OTR sites so check them out.
- 11/21/2020 - First Look: Lord help me, I know so very little about today's entry. is an Australian secret agent whose many adventures were told in graphic format (i.e, comicbook) in the mid-40's in Australia. I have a good number of the covers but that is it. Mark this as a call to anyone who knows more cause I really want to!
- 11/20/2020 - We travel way in time with a series written not too long ago, in fact the third book just came out this month. The time travel is to the turn of the 20th Century and the adventures of , a physician who gets involved in espionage through being in the wrong place at the right time. Not to mention he is a bit curious. Darn good writing makes this a very enjoyable series to spend time in.
- 11/19/2020 - A police officer is the entrant into the compendium today. is a copper in Britain who is a member of the police's Counter-Terrorism unit and she is a very good, very confident one as well. She does, however, speak her mind and follow her instincts, no matter what boss she miffs, and she miffs pretty good.
- 11/18/2020 - Coming to us from 70 years ago entertaining folks via radio comes the series adventures of , a very sultry-voiced femme fatale who used her elevated station coupled with incredible allure and even more courage to take on the Axis power of Germany on behalf of the Allies. 17 radio adventures are said to have been aired with 15 of them still available to download. I have listened to several and hope to listen to more as time permits. BTW, the series image I use on the page was created by me using a publicity photo of the star and co-creator, Ilona Massey, a true beauty.
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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 confined membership 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!