A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1470 series covering 8881 books!

As well as 320 movies, 3108 television episodes, and 4296 other things.

What's New

The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 02/17/2020 - The young man who joins the compendium today is a very unlucky/lucky fellow. The former is because he seems to have the misfortune of being in the path of trouble. The latter because he manages to survive. Todd Boling is the fellow's name and if you seen a book about him, you might want to pick it up for a fun, fast read. If, however, you see him sitting in a restaurant, eat somewhere else just in case. Terrorists like to follow him around.

  • 02/16/2020 - The pair that are entered into the compendium today are quite a bit different but who work wonderfully together, once they got past the maybe killing each other part. Kingsley & Harmon are, or will be, a partnership but when we first meet them, Jennifer Kingsley is an FBI agent and Jack Harmon is a black-ops agent working kind of for the CIA though you could never prove it officially. This is a very enjoyable three-book series that needs more missions. Okay, I need it to have more.

  • 02/15/2020 - Joining the compendium today is a terrific three-book series (I am hoping for more, hint hint) about a black-ops agent for the U.S. government who returns home after the accidental death of his adoptive mother. There his life will change but his clandestine work will go on. Mark Landry is a very interesting character and his old girl friend, soon to be a lot more, Luci Alvarez, is the same. What I enjoyed a lot about this series is together they are very enjoyable to read about and when they each go to do their jobs, him as a covert op and she as a police officer, they stay just a fun. I do want more, indeed.

  • 02/14/2020 - Added to these series: Alicia Myles, Matt Drake, Doc Ford, Casey Collins, Slough House, Zeb Carter, Michael Poe, Dylan Kane, Scott Stiletto, Bulldog Drummond

  • 02/13/2020 - First Look: A two-book series about a CIA agent betrayed by a higher-up and now with a major axe to grind joins the compendium today. Meet Ethan Shaw who does not appreciate being disavowed. Can't really blame him.

  • 02/11/2020 - First Look: A very young agent with Homeland Security joins the compendium today. Michael Poe is out to make a name for himself it seems though to his bosses, he is out to get himself killed or their careers ruined - or both. Luckily for Poe considering the annoyance he causes, he is good enough to get the job done regardless of how irked he makes them.

  • 02/10/2020 - How about a British secret agent with a '00' designation working for a man codenamed 'M'? That's what we see added to the compendium today. Except this fellow's name is Jacques Duvall. Take a look at what I have to say.

  • 02/08/2020 - Today's entrant takes us to the western Canadian provinces, an area I would so dearly love to visit, and a fishing guide by the name of Brand Coldstream. Fishing is not a common occupation for a member here but Coldstream was for many years an operative with the CSIS and, unfortunately for him, sometimes his old life intrudes on his new career. Solid tales solidly told.

  • 02/07/2020 - I'm too lazy to check but I do not believe I have had a surgeon as the main character of a series up until now. This one, Dr. Scott James, is a plastic surgeon who specializes on the face. He lives for the cleft palettes and other serious deformities but he does the nose jobs and the like to pay the bills. He also gets into a whole lot of trouble with terrorists and pirates and other nasties.

  • 02/06/2020 - First Look: Why would an American professor visiting Oxford and a British psychiatrist helping the American CIA get together? Good question. Bit of a lengthy explanation. Check out what I know so far about Hawkins & Farrow.

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!!