A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 2338 series covering 13614 books!

As well as 521 movies, 7320 television episodes, and 12571 other things.

What's New

The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 09/27/2023 - We pop back almost a decade to join up with a young but experienced reporter who during the 1950s finds himself more than once thrown into the cloak-and-dagger world because of his investigations into things some dangerous people don't want reported. Dennis Collins should have looked the other way, except being the good newsman he is, he cannot.

  • 09/25/2023 - Back in my day, well, we didn't have adventures like those of Max Flash, a kid who is invited to become a secret agent. Just wasn't done! ... Darn shame because as a young reader, I would have scarfed them up. This cute but over the top series is meant for 7-11 year old readers.

  • 09/23/2023 - There are a lot of people who have a problem with a sitting President. Any sitting President. Someone will have issues with that individual. In the case of today's entrant into the compendium, Max Geller, well, boy! Does this CIA agent have an issue! Two books so far and I hope there will be more.

  • 09/21/2023 - A two-book series, the first book written a dozen years ago and the second just recently, dealing with a part-time agent for MI6 joins the compendium today. Peter Sinclair learns the hard way sitting down to a simple meal with an MI6 recruiter can have unexpected results.

  • 09/19/2023 - A very enjoyable spy series intended for young adults joins the compendium today. I, Q is the name of the series dealing with the missions of Quest 'Q' Munoz. This is the type of series I wish had been around when I was young.

  • 09/17/2023 - Written roughly 15 years old about adventures taking place roughly 80 years ago, today's entrant into the compendium has the unusual name of Pucci Lewis. It makes her sound as adorable as she actually is and the two tales of her activities as both a pilot ferrying aircraft around the globe and her escapades with the OSS are just as terrific as her name.

  • 09/15/2023 - I love it when I can invite into the compendium a series by a master of his craft and that is what I am doing today. The series about Frank Compton was penned over a decade ago by the incredible author of science fiction, Timothy Zahn. It was terrific enough that I gave it an 'A' grade - it definitely deserved it!

  • 09/13/2023 - As I said in My Comments for this series, dubbed the Ferryman Trilogy by the author/publisher, I let the first couple of books languish on my TBR stack for far too long for no particular reason. Shouldn't have because this is a very well crafted, gritty series that I enjoyed a good deal. Richard James is a British agent for the Circus who does not get a fair break - ever!

  • 09/11/2023 - Today I welcome to the compendium a 7-book series which is said to be for 9-12 year-olds but I would recommend several years more - IMHO. That aside, I really, really enjoyed this series about Jason Steed. Very interesting characters, lots of scary situations to get out of, and pacing that is top-notch.

  • 09/09/2023 - The aviation pulp fiction author Donald Keyhoe was an impressively prolific writer who sometimes, it seems, single-handedly filled issues of magazines like Sky Bird and Flying Aces. He created several terrific characters who had long running series. I think likely the last of his creations, coming just as the Second World War was underway, is today's entrant into the compendium. Eric Trent was billed as a spy but I have him down as an adventurer who did a lot of spying while he also did his baker's dozen 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!!