A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 924 series covering 6374 books!
As well as 247 movies, 2592 television episodes, and 2177 other things.

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

  • 05/25/2017 - Back to 1940 and the comic book spy fiction world I go today with this latest entrant into the compendium. Rex Keene, aka F-4 of the Air Intelligence, is a so-so secret agent who everyone knows. He flies anything there is and likes to get hit on the head. Check him out!

  • 05/24/2017 - I mourn the passing and celebrate the life of Roger Moore. To most of the movie world he was the James Bond with the most missions but to me he will always be the quintessential Simon Templar, the Saint. I enjoyed him as Bond. I loved him as Templar. Rest well, Sir Roger.

  • 05/23/2017 - A good friend, Mike Ripley, writer and editor and columnist extraordinaire, has just released a terrific book I am enjoying immensely. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed is available in print and ebook. If you love a good thriller, and what spy-fi fan doesn't, this incredible history of British thrillers from the 50s and 60s is a great read as well as an awesome guide to authors you might not know. Check it out!!!

  • 05/19/2017 - The terrific author Ward Larsen has given us another great series that has me as hooked as his first one did. This one concerns a kidon or Israeli assassin named David Slaton. Please welcome him to the compendium but - no sudden moves while doing so.

  • 05/18/2017 - Back from a long trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota for Mother's Day with my mom and then a great side trip with my wife up north to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota - their version of the Badlands. Awesome scenery including a bison traffic jam!

  • 05/08/2017 - From 1939 comes an interesting comic book series about agent K-51, a man who needs no introduction because a) he has no name that I can find and b) everyone already knows him and calls him by his codename. Fun stories. Welcome him, please, and check him out, along with his colleague and fiancĂ©e, Z-19.

  • 05/07/2017 - My friend and fellow spy-fi fan, Johny Malone, Una Plaga de Espias, sent me word of two books from the late 80s continuing the saga of Kim. They are pastiches but I thought you should know.

  • 05/06/2017 - A single book does not qualify as a series and this site is devoted to series. Nevertheless, just as I made a justifiable exception with the book Ashendon, I make one with a classic which was also told initially in serial format. Please welcome Rudyard Kipling's understandably classic Kim. For those of you who have not read the book or feel a bit daunted at doing so, Classics Illustrated put out a version which I have added in the Comics section.

  • 05/05/2017 - Happy Cinqo De Mayo! No new series today but an announcement that will be obvious to anyone reading this - I have added some advertising on the site. The number of books and the cost thereto have been adding up so ...

  • 05/04/2017 - May the Fourth Be With You! The new entrant to the compendium today has nothing to do with Star Wars but the main character is a missile defense specialist which the Death Star could have used. Please welcome the two-book series about Cameron Talbot.

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!!