The last ten major changes to the site.
- 09/21/2021 - An interesting woman joins the compendium today. There could be some valid arguing about whether could actually live and work as a solo operative for the CIA in 1966 Argentina while being a woman of alternative lifestyles. Reading these two novels about her, though, I find I did not care about that. She and her thoughts and her observations make these books quite enjoyable reads.
- 09/20/2021 - A two-adventure graphic spy series about a British agent belong to a group called the X-Section joins the compendium today. had his adventurous days back in 1975. They were good fare; nothing noteworthy, they are still enjoyable to read.
- 09/19/2021 - A five-book series (so far) about a British reporter-novelist who also works for MI6 during the mid to late 70s joins the compendium today. is the chap and Christopher Bradbury is the author. I quite enjoyed them.
- 09/18/2021 - Far too long has gone by since I decided to add a series that should have been one of the first. Who knows (not me!) why the delay. Why ever, it is here now. , the pulp magazine master of a thousand faces, joins the compendium and about time, too!
- 09/17/2021 - In the world of crime fiction, Scandinavian Noir has been quite popular for the last decade-plus but in spy fiction, not so much, at least not to my knowledge which may be limited in that department. Well, today I add a two-book series written in Swedish but translated to English. It concerns an analyst for an organization named Vektor. It seems is a former spec ops soldier who gave up the danger to sit a desk. It does not work out like he expected.
- 09/15/2021 - Today I enter into the compendium a person with a unique occupation, at least for this site. initially works as an emergency room doctor. She will get deeply involved with spies and such, including eventually marrying one, when she has a bit of trouble at work and is 'advised' to take a sabbatical and help out in Africa for a while. It is there her life will change a whole lot.
- 09/14/2021 - A very recently written two-book series joins the compendium today but as I say in My Comments for it, it feels like it reached out from the 70s. has the same vibe as The Death Merchant did back then.
- 09/12/2021 - From 2015 and then 2017 come a two-mission series about a former Russian crime boss turned one incredible operative coerced into working for the ultra-secret American intelligence bureau, the EON. Annika Malikova, , is a dynamite action hero and her two adventures are terrific reads that I took way too long to stop and read. My bad. I loved 'em.
- 09/11/2021 - I was interested in the series entering the compendium today for two reasons when I first saw it. One, the main character was working as a real estate agent, something my wife did for a good number of years. Two, it was happening in the South of Spain where I lived for several years. That got me to start reading the first adventure. The excellent writing and story-telling about kept me reading. You should check this fellow out.
- 09/10/2021 - In the pages of the trilogy being entered into the compendium today, the reader is taken back to 1943 Shanghai and a Japanese-controlled Chinese region that I know so little about but which fascinates me. is a very enjoyable, captivating read that I think most spy-fi fans and history buffs will get a kick out of.
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!