A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1047 series covering 7012 books!
As well as 273 movies, 2620 television episodes, and 2884 other things.

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

  • 08/07/2018 - Many of the spy novels written during the 20s and 30s were a combination of espionage and murder mysteries. That is definitely the case for this early-runner in the genre. The two books written about Eileen 'Bundle' Brent are really the first two books in a larger series about Superintendent Battles but the two Brent books were spy-related and the rest not so much. Also, Brent is such a delightful and interesting character, she deserves her own place in spy-fi history.

  • 08/04/2018 - The same man who gave us the series mentioned just before gives us this additional series about a music teacher who gets involuntarily involved with MI-6 and the Russians and the Mob and the Yanks and lots of things far worse than kids with no musical ability. Please say hi to the three-book series about John Ranger.

  • 08/03/2018 - A five-book series about a former SBS operative and a woman running a security consultancy joins the compendium today. I really enjoyed the stories about Tregay & Lefévre and I think you will, too, if you like action and adventure and two people who do not want trouble but can handle it.

  • 07/27/2018 - This past week, I have been reading and watching television. I have been reading, and really enjoying, a 4-novella series about two women, Eve Polastri and Villanelle. I have been watching a fantastic 8-episode Season 1 of Killing Eve which deals with two women, Eve Polastri and Villanelle. The novellas are the basis of the TV shows but they are different. And they are both well worth the time. I have named the series Eve Polastri but that is just me. The novellas are clearly aiming towards Villanelle as the main character while the television drama kinda, well, does and does not. Either way, the whole shebang is worth the time. I loved both!

  • 07/21/2018 - A pugilist from the early 40s joins the compendium. Don Glory is a heavy-weight boxing champion who hangs up his gloves (usually) to please his fiancée and takes out his frustrations on Nazi Fifth Columnists in this 19-adventure comic book series.

  • 07/20/2018 - An FBI agent who has a sideline as a terrorist assassin under the direction of the President joins the compendium today. There are, so far, three books in the series which take him from being a highly successful "ghost" thwarting an impressive number of plots about the US to being a hunted man accused of terrorism himself. Please welcome Rowan Milani.

  • 07/19/2018 - From the pages of the British action comic Top Secret Picture Library over four decades ago comes a 4-adventure series about a swinging man-about-town who is hired by the ultra-secret Department Q. Please welcome Jayson Wilde to the compendium.

  • 07/17/2018 - Five days of 90 degree heat and no a/c at home. Lots of trips to stores buying little but enjoying their cool. Finally repairman came to our rescue! So today I give a First Look at a pair of agents for a hush-hush organization called Cerberus. Please welcome Falk and Koski.

  • 07/15/2018 - Hello, Ides of July! It is hot here in NC and my AC is busted. Fans are going like crazy and when my wife asks if I want to go shopping with her, I think of the air conditioned stores and say, "why not!" In the meantime, I present to you a so-far 4-book adventure series about a pilot contracted by a couple of CIA agents to do pilot stuff for them. That stuff invariably means almost getting killed. Please welcome a very entertaining Colin Pearce to the compendium.

  • 07/14/2018 - First Look at Cal Jardine, a British soldier-of-fortune who gets pulled into the shadowy world of espionage, not liking it so much but going there nonetheless.


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!!