A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1100 series covering 7345 books!
As well as 276 movies, 2733 television episodes, and 3257 other things.

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

  • 01/11/2019 - How about a nice government assassin on this chilly North Carolina day? Let's make this one be British but love American jazz. J. J. Stoner is the name of this former British Army sergeant who, when going a bit far in Iraq is offered a way out of his trouble - kill for us and all will be fine. Check out this fellow when you have a chance.

  • 01/08/2019 - If you are looking for a light spy series with interesting characters and a fun set of problems, I have a good series for you today. I am not yet done with the books but I have read enough to want to talk about an actor during the late 30s-40s who is an action hero on the screen but not so much in real life who gets involved in spy work. Please welcome Jack Hunter to the compendium.

  • 01/05/2019 - The recent addition, Jason King, has a spin-off series about a fellow agent-gone-rogue, Will Slater, who has decided roaming about the globe on his own is fun and who also seems to love the trouble he constantly gets into. Please welcome him to the compendium.

  • 01/04/2019 - Having recovered from my New Year's Eve celebrations (okay, since I only drank one non-alcoholic beer, it wasn't that much of a party) I am back at "work" reading and writing about more spy series. Today's entry into the compendium is from earlier in this decade and deals with an officer with the British Special Branch who goes up against Al Qaeda and an IRA splinter group. Please welcome David Hurst.

  • 01/02/2019 - Lee Goldberg, writer and publisher extraordinaire, told me recently that the second in the Katy Touchfeather series was coming out soon. I just saw it bundled with the first book on Amazon. Great deal for a great series. I really recommend it for a hoot of a read.

  • 12/30/2018 - Nearing the end of this year, one which brought me another ton of terrific books to enjoy, so much so that I now seem to have four or five "to-be-read" stacks, not to mention the backlog of ebooks. Such wonderful problems to have!!! Today I present a black-ops expert who, deciding he had had enough, quit. Trouble did not quit looking for him, though. Please welcome Jason King to the compendium.

  • 12/28/2018 - As the year nears its end and I will soon have to get used to writing 2019 (usually becomes a habit around March), I bring you ... well, the author brings it to us ... a very well written and highly enjoyable set of stories about a German reporter helping British Intelligence in the early through mid years of the Nazi era. Please welcome Hannah Vogel to the compendium.

  • 12/26/2018 - Happy Boxing Day! I present as a present another pretty darn good spy series from a man who over an extremely impressive writing career was able to give us several others as well as a whole lot of other books in other series in other fields of fiction. Christopher Nicole used a good number of aliases but this one was published under his own name. Please welcome Berkeley Townsend, agent with the British War Office's intelligence branch just before and after WWI.

  • 12/24/2018 - Merry Christmas Eve Day - odd expression that has become part of our lexicon (mine at least). Today a two-adventure set of romantic novellas are presented. Thea & Max consists of Thea, a computer programmer, and Max, an agent. These are quick reads and pretty fun and I hope there will be more coming our way.

  • 12/23/2018 - A really terrific comicbook spy series from the mid-to-late 70s Britain joins the compendium today. I have really enjoyed the terse, dramatic short stories told in graphic form and hope you will as well. Please welcome Dredger to the group but no hugs or handshakes, please. That is not quite his style.

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!!