A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 924 series covering 6370 books!
As well as 247 movies, 2592 television episodes, and 2177 other things.

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

  • 05/19/2017 - The terrific author Ward Larsen has given us another great series that has me as hooked as his first one did. This one concerns a kidon or Israeli assassin named David Slaton. Please welcome him to the compendium but - no sudden moves while doing so.

  • 05/18/2017 - Back from a long trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota for Mother's Day with my mom and then a great side trip with my wife up north to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota - their version of the Badlands. Awesome scenery including a bison traffic jam!

  • 05/08/2017 - From 1939 comes an interesting comic book series about agent K-51, a man who needs no introduction because a) he has no name that I can find and b) everyone already knows him and calls him by his codename. Fun stories. Welcome him, please, and check him out, along with his colleague and fiancĂ©e, Z-19.

  • 05/07/2017 - My friend and fellow spy-fi fan, Johny Malone, Una Plaga de Espias, sent me word of two books from the late 80s continuing the saga of Kim. They are pastiches but I thought you should know.

  • 05/06/2017 - A single book does not qualify as a series and this site is devoted to series. Nevertheless, just as I made a justifiable exception with the book Ashendon, I make one with a classic which was also told initially in serial format. Please welcome Rudyard Kipling's understandably classic Kim. For those of you who have not read the book or feel a bit daunted at doing so, Classics Illustrated put out a version which I have added in the Comics section.

  • 05/05/2017 - Happy Cinqo De Mayo! No new series today but an announcement that will be obvious to anyone reading this - I have added some advertising on the site. The number of books and the cost thereto have been adding up so ...

  • 05/04/2017 - May the Fourth Be With You! The new entrant to the compendium today has nothing to do with Star Wars but the main character is a missile defense specialist which the Death Star could have used. Please welcome the two-book series about Cameron Talbot.

  • 04/29/2017 - A very quick series is added today. By quick I mean it is a comic book character with just two adventures and both of them are but 4 pages in length. Secret Agent X-101 had a long codename but someone not in business too long. Please welcome him nevertheless.

  • 04/28/2017 - I welcome Slough House to the site and then mess up and credit the wrong author. That has now been fixed thanks to the eagle-eye of one of my best contributors. My apologies to Mick Herron. Guess that makes me eligible to be a 'slow horse'.

  • 04/26/2017 - It is not often that I get almost giddy with excitement about a new member to the compendium but I am shaking with glee to introduce Slough House to the few that have not already heard of it. Based on the recommendations I have gotten, many have. Now I have and I have given it an A+ because it is really that good.

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!!