A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1182 series covering 7697 books!
As well as 303 movies, 2920 television episodes, and 3786 other things.

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

  • 07/18/2019 - In the sweltering heat of this very warm summer, I bring a series I have been working on for some time which, back in the days it came out, sold like hotcakes. I can never do justice to this series but I try. From the incredible talented pens of two men who made up Francis Beeding comes one of my very favorite series. Please welcome the incomparable Alistair Granby.

  • 07/17/2019 - From the back pages of Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine and The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Magazine comes a too-short three-novelette series about a young female agent of an intelligence organization called the Bureau. Please welcome Desiree Fleming to the compendium.

  • 07/15/2019 - First Look - An attractive red-hair statistician named Jeannine Ryan joins the compendium today. This young lady, initially working on her PhD, gets repeatedly involved in scary real-world problems when doing her job analyzing data. Getting numbers to make sense is tricky when people start shooting at you. Please welcome this woman to the group.

  • 07/14/2019 - This new entry into the compendium is really a call for help from anyone who knows anything, other than the tiny bit I disclose here, about the character. The books are quite pricey so I have not gotten them yet (one on order) but the character looks interesting and a tad important. Having the name Christopher Bond, it is neat to have a spy with the last name of Bond who came before the more famous James.

  • 07/13/2019 - From the mid-80s to the early 90s, Mark Stone, the M.I.A. Hunter, first scoured the jungles of SouthEast Asia looking for those left behind during the Vietnam War and then expanded his rescuing of prisoners to other regions of the globe. 16 adventures were penned of his during that period and a new one has joined the group recently.

  • 07/12/2019 - Today's entrant is an American female reporter making her home in Rome and getting into all sorts of hair-raising situations all over the globe. If that was not enough excitement, she will early on meet a undercover Mossad agent with whom she will fall in love and with whom she will have even more dangerous escapades against terrorists, rebels, and despots. Please welcome Nicolina Fabiani to the compendium.

  • 07/11/2019 - Today we meet The Protectors (2), the second of the groups given this name. This time the group, for which only two adventures were written, is comprised of five teenagers, each very good at a specialty, brought together by the government agency CENTRAL to go into places where adults would not fit in. The stories, penned by the awesome author of young adult stories, R. L. Stine under a pseudonym, were quite fast, enjoyable reads, the type I would have loved to get my hands on as a young reader. As an old reader, still liked them!

  • 07/10/2019 - We are going back in time again although nowhere nearly as far. This entry we will only go as far as 1972 where the very talented and fun-to-watch Robert Vaughn from America teamed with the very talented and fun-to-watch Nyree Dawn Porter from Britain to give us a 30-minute adventure show about a group of private investigators and troubleshooters who fight crime and espionage all over Europe. They called themselves The Protectors (1) and they had two seasons on television, one novelization, a fix-up movie, and at least 8 comicbook stories told of them. The parenthetical 1 exists because coming very soon is another series with the same name.

  • 07/07/2019 - Today we go back in time. A long way. A very long way. As in 1903. My math puts that at 116 years. Older than I am, that's for sure. Today's entrant is one of the first spy series I have discovered and a very interesting one at that. He does have, however, a really bizarre name, Duckworth Drew, but though, as I mention in my comments, it makes me think of a fowl with a cloak and dagger, it is not a cartoon or a comedy but a legitimate series of 14 interesting stories from a time I'd wager NONE of us lived in.

  • 07/06/2019 - The previous entrant into the compendium was a mysterious no-name spy created and written by Joe Gill back in the 50s. Today's new member is from the same prolific author during the same time period. Tim Bennett is a reporter, though, not a spy. That does not mean he does not get mixed up with them. He does. Please welcome him and make sure he spells your name right.


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!!