The last ten major changes to the site.
- 07/09/2020 - Today I add one impressive series to the compendium. If you like "taut and suspenseful", as I called it in My Comments, writing, this is one you should not ignore. is a first generation American to heads back to the land of his parents working for the OSS, G2, and the CIA over the course of his career, all in Germany and Austria. Very impressive writing.
- 07/09/2020 - Happy Birthday to ME! I made it 68 years (so far). Lotta years lived - lotta books read. Since I still have so many on my TBR pile(s), hopefully I will have many more years to keep reading.
- 07/08/2020 - Second Look at , a young lady who can kick-butt in several regimens. She would only need one with me, I am sure.
- 07/08/2020 - It definitely helps a man involved in spying when he has a degree of ESP ability as does today's entrant into the compendium. is his name. There are two books out which are collections of three novellas each and they are fun escapist fiction which we all need at times.
- 07/07/2020 - Today we welcome to the compendium an agent with HID, a new one on me, which is an intelligence division with Homeland Security. is an interesting fellow in that he does not seem to like himself very much nor does he seem too worried about others liking him. There are four adventures available in this series. Check it out.
- 07/06/2020 - Added to these series: , , , , , , and .
- 07/06/2020 - I enjoy a good cross-genre series. Most series enjoy some aspects of that - good spy-fi is often also good mystery or good detective work. This is a three-fer with the main character doing all sorts of spy-fi work for a secret organization while also handling it like a private detective. And he is also an alien from another planet. Please welcome to the compendium and when you read him, prepare for a more than a few grins on your face. It is a hoot.
- 07/05/2020 - This long holiday weekend as I stayed in and did little, I went back in time. 90 years back. To the late 1920's and then all of the 30's. I also went to England during that period, and Italy and Gibraltar and Cairo and Hong Kong, not to mention Paris and Moscow. I did not go alone. I went with a one-armed spymaster who did not let having one less appendage and a desk job stop him from donning a cloak and grasping a dagger. Leonard Wallace is the name of the gent I traveled with but he is more commonly known as . Beautifully and excitingly written back then by Alexander Wilson, a man whose own story is as interesting as his characters, though considerably more sordid.
I very, very strongly recommend this series to any fan of well-written spy fiction. Do not think that because it is old it is not exciting and interesting and full of delicious double-dealing. It really is worth checking out.
- 07/04/2020 - Happy Birthday, America! Today we have joining the compendium a 10-book series about a private company black-ops agent with a lot of experience and a really cool Dutch Shepherd companion. The man's name is . The dog is called Digger. They make a heckuva team.
- 07/03/2020 - A really interesting female operative named joins the compendium today. So do her two fellow male agents, Pete Stone and Nick Marriot. These adventures first came out in the first half of the 1980's but they have been recently renamed and repackaged and are worth checking out.
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!