A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1023 series covering 6921 books!
As well as 273 movies, 2612 television episodes, and 2770 other things.

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

  • 06/16/2018 - A young-adult series from the 1960s joins the compendium today. These books were very popular back in the day but now are quite expensive. Luckily the first three have been recently reprinted by a UK company (Girls Gone By Publishing). As yet I have found no evidence of ebook versions though I hope they will be available because my bookshelves are crammed full. Anyways, this series deals with a author who is really a spy and his college-age nephew who travels with him on "vacations". Please welcome this 7-book series about Marston Baines.

  • 06/15/2018 - Welcome to the Ides of June. Not quite as foreboding as those in March. I bring you a two-book series from a half-decade ago by a man who knows a thing or three about espionage thrillers. Howard Gordon was the long-time executive producer of 24 and the co-creator of the incredible Homeland. He wrote the series mentioned here about an American international negotiator who gets involved in some pretty nasty business. Please welcome Gideon Davis to the compendium.

  • 06/10/2018 - I bring you a trilogy today. Three books that make up the adventures of fix-it man turned part-time agent for an international crime-fighting organization. Meet Roman Solaire.

  • 06/09/2018 - I present today a series that, as I mention in my write-up, breaks my own rule: I have not read it. The books are far beyond my budget ($50 - $150). But I have a fair amount of information from other sources to let me know that I really do not want to know much more. I could be wrong. Nevertheless, I decided for the heck of it and for the sake of being a complete a compendium of spy series as I can, to include it so please say hello to the highly sexed entertainer Amanda Curzon. And let me know if you know more about her.

  • 06/08/2018 - First Look at British ex-pat doctor Peter Senden who finds himself working part-time for MI-5.

  • 06/07/2018 - A 2-book series about "The Squad" joins the compendium. The term 'squad' could mean lots of different things, many of them military in nature but in this case it refers to (wait for it!) cheerleaders. Ah, yep! Perky peppy pom-pom pushers are to be lusted after by young boys, cheered with from the bleachers, and totally discounted as anything of a threat. Which is why in this series, they make some darn good secret agents. This short, entertaining young-adult series is fun and does not take itself too seriously. It does let you into the life of computer hacker forced into being a cheerleader, Toby Klein, and the reader gets to watch her turn slowly into one very good covert operative. And cheerleader.

  • 06/02/2018 - So often I can hardly wait to introduce a series because I enjoyed it so much. This is NOT one of those cases. I enter it into the compendium because that is what I do. I tell you up front it is a blessedly short comicbook series from decades ago. Say hello to Secret Agent 2B-3. But do not plan on spending much time with him.

  • 06/01/2018 - Happy Anniversary to my delightful and much understanding bride of far more years than we can believe. I love you, my dear. Thanks for tolerating me for so long. Now, on to today's entry. I bring you a wonderfully entertaining series that keeps me grinning with each new adventure. And there have been 17 so far. I started reading these at #2. Why I took so long (couple of years) to write about them, who knows! At long last, I give you The Housewife Assassin and her many guides to all sorts of things you things you never knew you needed to know.

  • 05/31/2018 - First Look at Nick West. This 3-book series from 2010-2012 revolves around a quite capable young agent with the DHS.

  • 05/30/2018 - FIRST LOOK: A new feature to cover-up the fact that I am falling so far behind in my entries. I will give the details of the books as I know them and a brief explanation of the series as I take this "first look" at them. No My Comments or Grade until I know more.

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!!