A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 977 series covering 6696 books!
As well as 262 movies, 2594 television episodes, and 2545 other things.

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

  • 02/17/2018 - What a fascinating series I add to the compendium today. Reaching back to 1925 (my math says that is 93 years ago) we find the extremely talented Francis Beeding give us his (really their) first book, The Seven Sleepers, in the R√©hmy & de Blanchegarde series. I have such high regard for this pair of authors who are much too unknown today. This is the first of three spy series they gave us in their 20 years of writing.

  • 02/12/2018 - Just wanted to leave a note to say that with the latest incredible book in the Orphan X series, I have raised my grade to A+. It just keeps getting better. I am so impressed with it. I would love to hear your opinions.

  • 02/11/2018 - A fellow spy-fan, William, sent me a terrific email about spy series and included a simple query as to why John Clark did not have his own mention in this compendium. After a "hmmm" moment, I decided he should have one so jumped on it while watching Olympic curling. It was then I was surprised how many books he was actually in. Not only were there two books about him but he was in several books in the Jack Ryan series and in several of the Jack Ryan, jr series. Impressive. And lots of work. Luckily there are a lot of curling to watch.

  • 02/10/2018 - FIRST LOOK: A new feature to show a series that I have not yet read but want to point out. Today it is H. B. Moore's Omar Zagouri, an Israeli agent who seems to specialize in artifact crime but gets into all sorts of trouble.

  • 02/09/2018 - An interesting three-book series about a female British agent joins the compendium today. Please say hello to Agent Ginger, aka Amanda Charlton.

  • 02/05/2018 - For your cloak and dagger dancing pleasure, I give you Victoria Schmitt, aka Dancer. She can charm you up close and blow you away from a distance. Interesting gal. Please welcome her to the compendium

  • 01/27/2018 - I do not give many "A" grades. A good number of "A-", I'll admit, but not too many "A" considering how many series I have read and how long I have been doing this. And hardly any "A+". Roughly 3% have earned that grade. The series I present today got that A+. It almost made the vaunted "A++" and may well get it if the third book is anywhere as good as the first two. I cannot say enough good about the Egorova & Nash series. Now, that is my name for the series. Dominika Egorova is the main star but without the terrific Nathaniel Nash it would be missing and believe me, this book misses nothing. If you have not yet found how terrific this series is, do so as soon as you can. It is that awesome!

  • 01/23/2018 - A series that I was not certain when I started truly belonged in this compendium is today's entrant. Even after I had read as much as I did, I am still not sure. Nevertheless, I present it, albeit reluctantly. Say hello to Lexa Lash, a kill people. Read the write-up and you might understand. Probably won't, though, because I don't.

  • 01/12/2018 - A member of the U.S. Secret Service who gets involved in all sorts of intrigue far outside the normal line of work for his profession is today's entrant into the compendium. I do not rank this series very high for a couple of reasons but I strongly recommend you try it out to see for yourself. Please welcome Wayne Mitchell.

  • 01/08/2018 - I bring to the compendium a 5-book series from the 80s-90s. This one deals with a mercenary who gets involved in all sorts of international intrigue and the like, taking on some pretty heavy hitters. From the first book, Man on Fire, has come three good movies but the book was, as usual, even better and the rest of the series is just as terrific. Please welcome Creasy.


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 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!

Have fun!!