A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1152 series covering 7553 books!
As well as 293 movies, 2733 television episodes, and 3542 other things.

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

  • 05/23/2019 - A very enjoyable seven-book series joins the compendium today. It should have joined quite some time ago but I kept letting others get ahead on the TBR stack, not knowing how much fun I was missing. Not missing the fun now and looking forward to more from this author. Please welcome Andrew Towning's Jake Dillon.

  • 05/15/2019 - Well, back to spy-comic land with this entry - a sort of $6-man meets the Steel Claw (he is coming soon). Lots of action with some serious, albeit improbable, sci-fi gadgetry. Please welcome what I have (brought to me by a very frequent contributor) of Iron Hand.

  • 05/14/2019 - Happy Birthday to my brother. He never checks my website but I give myself brownie points for mentioning him anyways. Today I present a series about an organization which looked good but isn't, an operative of it who looks bad but isn't, and a young woman who comes across as a damsel-in-distress but definitely isn't. The series is The IMA. Check it out for yourself.

  • 05/10/2019 - I am likely to be drummed out of the various spy-fi appreciation groups I belong to with this next entry into the compendium but, intrepid chronicler of all spy-fi series I find, so be it! Besides, being 66-going-on-13, I loved it. Please welcome Spying With Lana.

  • 05/07/2019 - The Hydra Trilogy, as I saw it billed, joins the compendium today. It stars Mike Roberts, a Major with the elite Special Forces Unit, attached to the British Foreign Office. He is the man that the government calls when things get really messy and needs cleaning.

  • 05/06/2019 - I have been reading a lot during and after my vacation (and mowing a rain forest it feels like) but not much posting. Today, though, I have the pleasure of adding a really terrific two-book series (and I wish it were more) about one very exciting agent writing by a very, very entertaining author. Please welcome to the compendium Michael Herne by David Vinjamuri.

  • 04/26/2019 - On vacation - lots of sightseeing and visiting kin and goofing off. Some reading. Not a lot of posting. Finally I add today a two-book series about an operative who, when not fighting terrorists for a secret organization, found time to create an awesome computer program that made him a billionaire. Something to fall back on! Please welcome Edwin Hoff to the compendium.

  • 04/16/2019 - On the heels of savoring the Lee Carruthers books which I mentioned a few days ago, I have found a very enjoyable, quick reading series about a photographer for the CIA who gets involved in a whole lot more than he expected to just taking pictures. Good way into the first book and liking it a lot. Please welcome Matt Danner to the compendium.

  • 04/14/2019 - While investigating Tower Comics, the people who brought the UNDERSEA Agent series, I came across another secret agent in a sister publication. There are just three stories about this earnest but unremarkable operative but I present him, and them, today. Please welcome Mike Manly to the compendium.

  • 04/13/2019 - There are times I cannot wait to add a series to the compendium. And then there are times like today where I sigh and say, 'oh well' and push forward. U.N.D.E.R.S.E.A. Agent is a comicbook product of the mid 60s U.N.C.L.E. craze that never rises to that level and only lasted 6 issues. There are several stories in each issue so there are a decent number of missions to read. None of them really noteworthy. Still, here is it.

More What's New!


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!!