A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 970 series covering 6667 books!
As well as 259 movies, 2592 television episodes, and 2528 other things.

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

  • 01/12/2018 - A member of the U.S. Secret Service who gets involved in all sorts of intrigue far outside the normal line of work for his profession is today's entrant into the compendium. I do not rank this series very high for a couple of reasons but I strongly recommend you try it out to see for yourself. Please welcome Wayne Mitchell.

  • 01/08/2018 - I bring to the compendium a 5-book series from the 80s-90s. This one deals with a mercenary who gets involved in all sorts of international intrigue and the like, taking on some pretty heavy hitters. From the first book, Man on Fire, has come three good movies but the book was, as usual, even better and the rest of the series is just as terrific. Please welcome Creasy.

  • 01/05/2018 - We head back in time to the beginnings of the 50s and return to comicbook spies for this quite interesting and very well traveled Treasury agent. As I say in my write-up about this T-Man joins the compendium because of his many escapades fighting Communists around the world. Please say hello to Pete Trask.

  • 01/03/2018 - My Wednesday offering is a action-spy movie series with book novelizations. I freely admit to a lot of enjoyment of these testosterone-laden flics. All the things I could never have done. Please welcome the unique (and unreal but still fun) Xander Cage, aka xXx.

  • 01/01/2018 - Happy New Year!!! I start this new one with a resolution (something I gave up ages ago) to be faster at adding series than I have been. I doubt if I will keep it for long but who knows! Anyways, to start the year off right, here is a terrifically fun adventure spy series that I have enjoyed the daylights out of. Please welcome the highly resourceful Zeb Carter and his cadre of interesting friends.

  • 12/12/2017 - In 1988 in India, a famed comic book line which had been in existence for two decades was coming to an end. It had published new and old stories of adventure with no one character dominating the series. One of the last characters to have his story told was the dashing and resourceful agent of Indian Intelligence, a man known as Dara. Please welcome him to the compendium.

  • 12/08/2017 - A really good and enjoyable series from Rachel Amplett joins the compendium today. I have had fun with three of the four books available so far and am starting the last one today but wanted to let you know how much I liked Dan Taylor. Please welcome him.

  • 12/05/2017 - An interesting series joins the compendium today. It is about a man named Carl Logan. He is also known as James Ryker. Both are the same man but the first three books are about him when he was known as Logan and the second three concern him after he becomes Ryker. Whatever he calls himself, though, he makes for a fun adventure.

  • 11/30/2017 - Fellow spy fan David H. emailed to let me know that ebook versions of Cherry Delight (the Sexecutioner) and the Lady From L.U.S.T. (Eve Drum) have started to be made available. Much of the work of the author, Gardner F. Fox, are hitting the e-shelves including his excellent sword and sorcery series. I am so psyched! Thanks, David, for the tip.

  • 11/28/2017 - Just learned today (I be slow these days!) that the terrific Johnny Fedora series is being re-issued. The fourth in the series, Intrigue (previously published in America as Trieste) is just out. Already out are Secret Ministry (apa The Nazi Assassins), This Traitor, Death (apa The Gestapo File), and Dead Man Falling (apa The Hitler Diamonds). I have been a Johnny Fedora fan since I first read him in the early 70s and he is still exciting today. Check him 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!

Have fun!!