A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1641 series covering 9586 books!

As well as 336 movies, 3434 television episodes, and 5467 other things.

What's New

The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 09/24/2020 - Today we invite into the compendium an ace (well, once and future ace) reporter named Jack Emery who will have to put away a wrecked marriage, nearly wrecked career and possibly totally wrecked life to cover and try to survive some pretty interesting world events.

  • 09/23/2020 - I've headed back 40+ years for today's entrant into the compendium. A British (to me) rip-off of the Six Million Dollar Man named John Probe but designated M.A.C.H. 1 is an agent who is enhanced via very odd scientific acupuncture (called compu-puncture) and then topped off (literally) by having a computer put into the man's head. Given the strength of 50 men and able to run and swim at incredible speeds, Probe is then given all sorts of impossible missions. It is a fun but unbelievable series I kinda enjoyed.

  • 09/22/2020 - Today's entrant into the compendium would definitely be a good one all on his own but Lawrence Lander is joined in his adventure with Rivka and, boy, I'd love a book or three about her alone.

  • 09/21/2020 - A British intelligence agency quite off the books to be able to handle covertly problems people do not want to talk about. That is who Maggie Black, agent with The Unit, works for. Her adventures consists of 3 books and 3 novellas, so far. They are fun to read so check them out.

  • 09/20/2020 - A very short and very fast but enjoyable two-novella series joins the compendium today. Tom Black is an agent with an off-the-books British government agency called TEP. These were enjoyable stories that came out a few years ago. A full length novel was expected to follow but I have seen no evidence of it.

  • 09/19/2020 - Added books to the entries for the following series: Jane Moneypenny, Vince Flynn, Michelle Reagan, John Mordred, Sam Wick, and Alex Dorring.

  • 09/19/2020 - A very, very strange series joins the compendium today. It is brand new and would normally have waited on the TBR pile for a while but it meshed spy-fi and Star Trek and I had to check it out. I liked part of the Cord Devlin stories and did not like others.

  • 09/18/2020 - Today I take a bit of a step back in time to the 1980s when the terrific talent of prolific scribe Ralph Hayes, a man who already has 4 series in this compendium and contributions to a 5th, gave us a 4-book series about an operative who works for The Escape Committee, an unofficial name for a small group of people led by the American President. Luther Gage is one of a handful of agents attached to this secret group who gets tasked with handling situations the Committee deems needing done off-the-books.

  • 09/17/2020 - I love a fun, original story and I found that in today's entry into the compendium. Eric Swan is an agent with the secret governmental department known as Q2 and the blurb for him says "he can be killed -- but he cannot die". As I mention in my write-up, how could I not check it out?

  • 09/16/2020 - Travel back with me today for five adventures in the 1960's about CIA operative Ed Maddux. Although written just a couple years ago, the author does a darn good job of capturing the feel from the mid-60's, enough to make me want to pull out my old mod clothes and ... okay, maybe not but these are still good adventures.

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!!