A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 964 series covering 6636 books!
As well as 252 movies, 2592 television episodes, and 2510 other things.

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

  • 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!

  • 11/25/2017 - Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! Today's entrant is another comic book series from the past, or so I thought when I first looked at it. It was also a very small one, being but 4 issues. THEN I started researching and was quite surprised. There was a young adult novel. There was a movie. There were several dozen radio programs. Color me awed. Here for your enjoyment is Secret Agent K-7 and his companions.

  • 11/16/2017 - Tim Stevens, the terrific writer who has given us the compelling John Purkiss series, has yet another hero in the Intelligence business worth following. Please welcome Martin Calvary to the compendium as he joins with a 3-book set of really well-crafted adventures.

  • 11/15/2017 - For those of you who have not yet found the extremely interesting and enjoyable spy fiction site, Spybrary.com, do yourself a huge favor and check it out. If you like spy fiction, you are certain to like the interviews Shane has. Lots of variety giving lots of good suggestions.

  • 11/13/2017 - A very pleasant and enjoyable series about a young man who wanted to be a Marine and ended up an agent joins the compendium today. There are three books in the group so far and I enjoyed each of them. Please welcome Jack Knight to the collection.

  • 11/13/2017 - Fixed a bad entry on a darn good series, James Flynn. Name misspelled and pictures missing. Tad embarrassing. My apologies to the author.

  • 11/11/2017 - A Veterans Day greeting to you all. Today we welcome a humorous 5-book series into the compendium. Please say hello to Paul Blaine, agent of COVERT.

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!!