A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 955 series covering 6574 books!
As well as 251 movies, 2592 television episodes, and 2285 other things.

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

  • 10/14/2017 - A fellow spy-fi fan, Erin Carere, sent me a kind note telling me how she likes this site (thank you, my dear!) and letting me know about a project she has underway. The very talented Ms. Carere is an actress/comedian/writer who is working on a "spy parody/screwball comedy about two rival international spies. Think Moonlighting meets Austin Powers!" It is called Spy v SpiaYou can view it at here on YouTube. If you like it, she has a Kickstarter in place. Check it out and other things she has been involved in and be as impressed and entertained as I was.

  • 10/12/2017 - An interesting and very enjoyable 3-book series about a tech CEO who gets involved in all sorts of international trouble is the latest member of the compendium. Please welcome Clint Masters, head of CATSAT. And welcome an author who wrote a series interesting enough to hold me for all three stories.

  • 10/09/2017 - A very interesting and so-far enjoyable 4-book series about a crisis manager for the State Department, married to an experienced CIA operative, joins the compendium today. Please welcome Judd Ryker.

  • 10/08/2017 - From the mid-60s on the heels of a very successful Man From U.N.C.L.E. comes a short series for young adults. Please welcome Rod Renton to the compendium. He is aided by his partner Mat Malloy but Renton is the star.

  • 10/05/2017 - A visitor to the site, John Davis, has kindly informed me of a non-fiction book about his "reflections on 'secret wars, espionage, and terrorism' during the Cold War and its bloody aftermath". He thought other visitors to this site might be interested and I agree. You can find his book on Amazon at Rainy Street Stories.

  • 09/30/2017 - The lovely Jet Dream and her stunt-lady counter-spies is the newest entrant in the compendium and she is a lot of fun to follow. Please welcome her and enjoy the adventures.

  • 09/26/2017 - A very enjoyable seven-book series is the latest entry to the compendium. The Old Spy series is the name the publisher gives it and the name fits as the main character is by no mean young. But he is darn smart and he gets a cadre of very smart people to work with him. Please welcome MacKenzie Roberts and do take a chance on this series. It is worth it.

  • 09/18/2017 - The same author who has given us the quite enjoyable Brady Hawk series mentioned just a couple of days ago also gives us a reporter/former CIA agent named James Flynn. These books are also a lot of fun and you should check them out.

  • 09/16/2017 - Sitting for far too long on my virtual stack of unread series is this really, really fun action-packed series from an author who knows how to put together a good yarn. Brady Hawk is the man in this as-yet 9-book series which you should check out.

  • 09/13/2017 - Another two-book series from the master of thrillers, Frederick Forsyth, joins the compendium today. It was with a great deal of reading pleasure that I entered the world of SAS officer Mike Martin and you should as well.

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!!