A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 933 series covering 6445 books!
As well as 248 movies, 2592 television episodes, and 2230 other things.

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

  • 06/24/2017 - A member of the FBI who gets involved in all sorts of Homeland Security affairs is the newest member of the compendium. Please welcome this six-book series about Jack Randall.

  • 06/23/2017 - A two-book young adult series about two very rich and very well trained young people who get involved in international problems joins the compendium. They are Tom and Lela Kennedy and the books are part of The Billionaire Series (the author's title, not mine).

  • 06/20/2017 - For several years, the character Carrie O'Connor has been a partner to her senior agent, Justin Hall. Now I have read the couple of solo adventures about her, I have decided to give her her own membership in the compendium. Please welcome her - politely.

  • 06/11/2017 - A recent addition to the comic book spy scene is the very lovely and quite dangerous Scarlett Couture, head of security for a fashion company and undercover agent. Please welcome this kick-butt operative to the compendium.

  • 06/08/2017 - Tracie Tanner is the latest member of this compendium. I am part-way through the 5-book series but I thought I would mention her now. She is a CIA agent fighting the Soviets in the late 80s. Please say hi to her.

  • 06/03/2017 - Back to the present for this 4-book series about an FBI - turned CIA - agent named Alexis Toles and her mission to take down a nasty secret organization out to rule the country, and her growing relationship with Cassidy O'Brien, divorced mother of a young boy. Please welcome Alex & Cassidy to the compendium.

  • 06/02/2017 - Back again we go to 1940 for this latest series, a comic book spy who starts out as Spy-Master and then changes his name to Spy-Chief before later donning a cowl and cape and calling himself The Cloak. All the while he is known to most everyone as FBI agent Jeff Cardiff. Some of these stories are not bad.

  • 05/28/2017 - Last night I finished reading Mike Ripley's Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang which I mentioned a few days ago. I am so jazzed about this book (not the least because he was kind enough to mention me a couple of times in it). It is so VERY well written and so enjoyable. I highly recommend it.

  • 05/27/2017 - The man who help bring the terrific series Sherlock to the television screen, Mark Gatiss, created a few years ago a very unique 3-book series about the turn of the 20th century agent named Lucifer Box. I am confident when I say you have not likely met anyone like him.

  • 05/26/2017 - A terrific writer whose books I have adored since I first learned of him in 1971 wrote a 4-book series about two spies in the nascent British Secret Service before and during WWI. His writing was great when he started and just got better. Please welcome Ranklin & O'Gilroy to the compendium.

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!!