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A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1749 series covering 9960 books!

As well as 375 movies, 4055 television episodes, and 6195 other things.

What's New

The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 01/17/2021 - It has taken me a while to gather up all the intel that I have on today's entrant into the compendium. Vic Jordan is a hero working with the French Resistance during the Second World War. I really liked him.

  • 01/16/2021 - A very enjoyable two-book series about a woman who is a bioterrorism expert, a psychiatrist, and a former employee of the CIA joins the compendium today. In My Comments, I say that it is enjoyable because Anne Damiano reads like the kind of woman I would enjoy having a friend, assuming she did not drag me into trouble she gets involved in. If you are looking for a couple of fast reads that still have a lot of things to make you think about, this is a good series to grab.

  • 01/15/2021 - Thanks to the suggestion of fellow spy fan Bernard, and a whole lot of research he did for me, I pushed to the top of the to-do list today's entry into the compendium. A 30-episode television show, along with one tie-in book and a movie made out of two episodes, that is what is available to us about 'Mac' McGill, aka the Man In A Suitcase.

  • 01/14/2021 - First Look at a British agent, though I have not yet sussed what agency he works for so I just label it for now as British Intelligence. Matt Stewart is a hard drinking, hard loving, hard playing kinda guy who attracts women quite easily though some of them are not very nice. I have not read much yet but will let you know more when I know more.

  • 01/13/2021 - Today I enter another series from television-land, this one coming to us from 1979 and featuring one of my favorite action actors from, well, ever, Robert Conrad. Like his previous spy series role, this one too did not last very long but A Man Called Sloane had one very cool sidekick in the ever-handy Torque (if you do not understand the pun, read the entry).

  • 01/11/2021 - Heading back to the mid-80s for this television series entrant into the compendium today. The very lovely Jennifer O'Neill stars as the wife of a government agent decides when he is killed in the line of duty to go up against the people who killed him. Helping her was the handsome hunk Jon-Erik Hexum. Together they are the Cover Up team.

  • 01/10/2021 - A four-book series about a British soldier who was on a pleasure cruise with his wife and baby daughter when it was attacked and a massacre took place, killing everyone except Acer Sansom who barely escaped and who, after being marooned on a Pacific island for a year, is back for revenge. His story qualifies for membership here in this compendium because the British Intelligence is also interested in the same people Sansom is after and is not above using him as a very determined tool.

  • 01/09/2021 - I am travelling back 90 years today with the latest entrant into the compendium. I am inviting for membership the 'red-haired dandy' who heads the Bureau of Current Political Intelligence, a department in the U.S. State Department responsible for, well, any odd-ball and quirky event that its young director, Dennis Tyler, might find interesting. These cases are a mixture of satire, mystery, and intrigue and not only fun to read on their own but also terrific, non-stuffy history books of things happening on the diplomatic front back in the decade leading up to the Second World War.

  • 01/08/2021 - A rather silly and illogical and still kinda fun for short periods group joins the compendium. The graphic series Victoria's Secret Service presents 4 gorgeous and excessively endowed young women working on behalf of the Crown.

  • 01/07/2021 - An interesting series that I have not been able to view as yet but very much want to joins the compendium. David Hedison played for 16 episodes back in 1959 the counter-espionage agent Victor Sebastian, codenamed Five Fingers, on NBC. I would love to hear your thoughts.

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!!

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