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A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1973 series covering 10770 books!

As well as 417 movies, 5348 television episodes, and 8628 other things.

What's New

The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 10/25/2021 - A fellow spy-fan reminded me about an animated television show that belonged on the site - The Secret Show - which I had to admit I had never heard of! A couple of hours on YouTube rectified that somewhat although I think I need to watch more - just to extra diligent, you know.

  • 10/24/2021 - Joining the compendium today is a recently written three-book series about a former street urchin named Wiggins, once the leader of the Baker Street Irregulars and now an impromptu operative for British Intelligence. They are really fun to read, especially when Wiggins demonstrates the talents he learned while working for Sherlock Holmes.

  • 10/23/2021 - Today's entrant into the compendium is a spy organization which has already been entered here, several times in fact. In a way. Awesome British author Mark Dawson gave us the terrific John Milton, Beatrix Rose, and Isabella Rose series, each of which I adored. One connecting line between all three is the ultra-clandestine Group 15. That organization gets its own entry here because of several novellas dedicated to it. Enjoy!

  • 10/22/2021 - A two-book series (so far) about an employee of a clandestine organization called The Company who knows a lot about their nefarious activities and plans - and doesn't like them. Unfortunately, someone knows how he feels and frames him for murder. Life get complicated for Marcus Grimshaw.

  • 10/21/2021 - Imagine your spouse of 20+ years finally reveals that for all that time she (or he) has been an assassin - but one nice enough to clean up after himself. That is the initial premise for today's entrant into the compendium. Nicole Portman is such a person as she is part of the Cleanup Crew, a private firm often working for the government to remove certain people from this life and then clean up afterwards. It is a fun series to read.

  • 10/20/2021 - Yesterday's entrant was a spoof/homage to crimefighting and spy series from the 60s. It had a terrific costarring character named Sandra West and I liked her a whole lot more than the named star. Luckily others did as well and a couple years later, she was back with her own even better adventures fighting T.H.E.Y. on behalf of T.H.E.M.

  • 10/19/2021 - Just for the amusement factor alone, I take pleasure in adding to the compendium today a set of webisodes about an agent of T.H.E.M. who fights the baddies of T.H.E.Y. This fellow is a costumed crimefighter said to be one of the greatest spies around. Superseven is a fun spoof and homage of those who entertained us back in the 60s.

  • 10/18/2021 - A fellow spy-fi fan named Raki was nice enough to let me know about the excellent series I enter into the compendium today. Prior to his suggestion email, I had not heard of Peter Hanington's three-book (so far) series about BBC international reporter William Carver. Having met him and enjoyed reading about him, I am not likely to forget him. And if you have not yet checked him out, you should! Thanks, Raki!

  • 10/17/2021 - From back in 1959 to 1961, the British young adult magazine Lion released a weekly story about an ace British Secret Service agent operating mostly in the Far East against Japanese forces during World War II. Max Malone had over 150 exciting adventures!

  • 10/16/2021 - Joining the compendium today is an entertaining young adult series about a trio-plus-one team of high school girls who are also spies with The Authority. This now quartet is codenamed The Gems and each member is in her own way quite precious.

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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