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A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1598 series covering 9436 books!

As well as 332 movies, 3342 television episodes, and 4879 other things.

What's New

The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 08/11/2020 - The author calls this series The War Planners and that is an excellent name for it since it deals so much with both the people who are determined to bring about a war with America and with those who are struggling to keep it from happening. I named the series about the main protagonist in the adventures who was involved in cloak and dagger activities, David Manning. Regardless of the naming, if you like reading about scheming and plotting and chess pieces being moved about, this is a good series for you.

  • 08/10/2020 - I have been holding onto this graphic novel series for several years. I would read a bit of it and then decide to wait until later. Finally, I have ruled later to be here. Without any fanfare, I present Codename: Knockout, the multiple adventures of Angela St.Grace, agent of G.O.O.D. and for a while E.V.I.L., dealing with other agents of groups like H.E.A.V.E.N. and, of course, H.E.L.L. Oh, the things I do for this site!

  • 08/09/2020 - The same man who has been giving up exciting tales about Nick Stone gave another 3-book series a few years about about an MI-5 agent named Tom Buckingham. Lots of action and excitement in these pages as well but that is kind of what I expect from Andy McNab.

  • 08/08/2020 - A silly short and completely throw-away-able series joins the compendium today and I add it with a bit smile. Spy-Smasher Smith is a cute little spoof of the spy genre circa the early days of James Bond. Smith and Bond would have been, um, well, third cousins twice removed.

  • 08/07/2020 - Today's entry into the compendium is a fellow is gets noticed by the President and invited to be his personal agent, which in spy-fi talk means that he will get pulled into a ton of different types of situations, all of them dangerous and all fun to read. Please welcome Aaron Hardy to the group.

  • 08/06/2020 - This morning I add to the compendium a fun, light-hearted series about an intelligence organization that has a new "weapon" in their arsenal. It is The LBD Project and if you think that might stand for Little Black Dress, you nailed it. If you think it is a dress, you would be right. If you think it is just a dress, you would be wrong.

  • 08/05/2020 - Another "I know nothing about this agent" entry this morning. Again my much appreciated contributor, EdRoy, discovered this two-story series from the pages of The Feds magazine from 1937 about Secret Agent F-8 by Alan Hathway. Since all we have are the covers, we do not know much. Anyone out there have any clues?

  • 08/04/2020 - I am heading back in time again with today's entry. Recently written, these adventures take place during WWII and deal with a former US Navy officer sent to the OSS. His name is Conor Thorn and his stories are quite enjoyable. Working alongside him is a British female agent named Emily Bright who really deserves her own series.

  • 08/03/2020 - Tonight I add a six-book series that I really enjoyed and which I hope will stick around and give me more adventures. The writing is very good, the plots are darned good, the troubles facing the protagonist worthy of my grinding my teeth of the unfairness, and the resolutions are satisfying. Good stuff in the Barrett Mason series.

  • 08/03/2020 - The entry this morning is a whole lot of nothing dealing with a mysterious probable spy-hunter from 1929, Paladin, Master Spy on Spies. My friend and contributor, EdRoy, sent me the sketchy intel on him he had found and I confirmed it in www.philsp.com, a fantastic source of information on magazine contents going way back. The names, dates, and cover art for the magazines. That is all I know. Maybe, hopefully, someone out there will know more and pass it on.

More What's New!

SPY FICTION!

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!!

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