A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 951 series covering 6549 books!
As well as 249 movies, 2592 television episodes, and 2264 other things.

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

  • 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.

  • 09/12/2017 - A very enjoyable and well-written series about an unlikely member of this compendium is introduced here. Stephen Grant is a remote parish pastor and loves it. He is also a former SEAL and CIA agent. Please check him out in this seven-books series.

  • 09/03/2017 - Today's entry into the compendium is a terrific set of reads from an ex-pat American living for many years in England. His fascinating character, Catesby, is wonderfully presented and the writing is top quality.

  • 09/01/2017 - Received an email from Brash Books with the welcome news that they are re-issuing the really enjoyable first book in Jimmy Sangster's truly fun Katy Touchfeather series. I so very much recommend you checking it out. It is well worth it.

  • 08/30/2017 - I have been distracted the past three weeks with building an interesting website for my wife dealing with her love of irises. A lot of fun and still in progress but I did finally take time to present to you an interesting series about mind-reading and mind-controlling agents. Please welcome Ward Lowe and his wife Jan to the compendium.

  • 08/11/2017 - An impressive number of titles comprise this latest entry into the compendium. Alec Fincham is a member of the British SBS who gets seconded to MI6 a lot. Please say hello.

  • 08/06/2017 - The first North Korean spy series I have encountered becomes the latest entry into the compendium. Young Agent Ko is yanked from the safety of her family and thrown into training to be a heartless killer. Unfortunately, she has a heart. Please welcome Agent Ko.

  • 08/05/2017 - A really good, action-packed series about a British cop, member of an elite Armed Response Unit who eventually moves to New York to become part of its Counter-Terrorism team joins the compendium today. Please say howdy to Sam Archer.

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!!