A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1115 series covering 7420 books!
As well as 280 movies, 2733 television episodes, and 3359 other things.

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

  • 02/21/2019 - First Look at a two-book series about an agent for the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence who could work behind a desk but chooses to get out in the field, especially after he meets the beautiful Indian intelligence officer he would have to spend time with. Please welcome Adam Chin to the compendium.

  • 02/19/2019 - I am going back to the 40-70s for this next addition to the compendium though the books written for this series during that timeframe go back even further in time - back to the days before, during, and after the French Revolution. The series is that of Roger Brook by Dennis Wheatley and deal with a young man who becomes involved in all sorts of adventures and intrigue throughout Europe while reporting everything back to the British Prime Minister William Pitt.

  • 02/17/2019 - I got us a really good entry for the compendium today. I have had this series on my to-be-read list for quite a while now but a welcome and friendly reminder pushed me into reading it and, boy, am I glad I did. Solid characters, great action, terrific writing, and very exciting plots. There are two books in the series so far and I really truly hope there will be more. Please welcome Dick Thornby to the group.

  • 02/12/2019 - What an absolute delight to mention a fun, fun, fun series I have just finished by a two-time Edgar nominee. I became a fan of the author, Lee Goldberg, with the FBI-con man team up series he co-wrote. When he came out with the first in this series last year, I loved it and eagerly awaited a second so I could add it to my site. Here it is. Please welcome the very clever and entertaining Ian Ludlow to the compendium.

  • 02/09/2019 - A double-feature today. Or a BOGO as my wife and I are always looking for when grocery shopping. Tony Wei, aka the horribly nicknamed Perv Boy works with the FBI to fight terrorists and catch spies. He has a great friend named Dale Maurer who helps out all the time. Maurer on the other hand has a security consultancy business that gets him involved in fights with international bad guys and he invariably gets Wei to help out. The writing style needs some work but, boy! Did I get hooked.

  • 02/05/2019 - First Look at an exciting action-filled three-book series about a CIA paramilitary operative named Avery. He is a member of the elite group called the Scorpions and his codename is Carnivore. Please welcome him, friendly like, to the compendium.

  • 02/03/2019 - The last two entries were from the past. This one today is a fairly recent one, starting a decade ago with the second, and last, coming four years later. It deals with a man in his late 40s or early 50s put on the shelves by a changing CIA but whose experience is needed again. The writing is solid and the plot timely and I enjoyed the two adventures. I think you will, too, so welcome Jack McDuff to the compendium.

  • 02/02/2019 - Happy Groundhog Day. Haven't heard yet whether the rodent from Pennsylvania has seen his shadow or not but I figure he has. The rat usually does and, wham!, more winter!! Oh well, I am in no hurry for the heat, to be honest. Anyways, today I bring a three-story series from the mid 60s about a super agent named Peter Baron. Too good to be believed, naturally, but hey!

  • 02/01/2019 - Let us travel back to the 1970s for a comic book series (comic strip in the U.K.) about the 1940s. Mike Nelson is a British undercover agent, codename Eagle, working behind enemy lines on numerous missions, the first and most fascinating being an attempt to assassinate Hitler. Very Geoffrey Household but done under orders rather than personal whim. The artwork is darn good and the plotting is intense.

  • 01/30/2019 - Today's new entry into the compendium is not a very friendly sort. He is a private eye who makes his living usually, such as it is, following wandering spouses and taking snapshots of them doing naughty things with people not their own. He is not a very friendly sort and lets people know that often enough but he is interesting and his actions draw the attention of those in the cloak-and-dagger world. Please welcome Mike Eastern.


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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!!