A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1145 series covering 7533 books!
As well as 292 movies, 2733 television episodes, and 3502 other things.

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

  • 04/16/2019 - On the heels of savoring the Lee Carruthers books which I mentioned a few days ago, I have found a very enjoyable, quick reading series about a photographer for the CIA who gets involved in a whole lot more than he expected to just taking pictures. Good way into the first book and liking it a lot. Please welcome Matt Danner to the compendium.

  • 04/14/2019 - While investigating Tower Comics, the people who brought the UNDERSEA Agent series, I came across another secret agent in a sister publication. There are just three stories about this earnest but unremarkable operative but I present him, and them, today. Please welcome Mike Manly to the compendium.

  • 04/13/2019 - There are times I cannot wait to add a series to the compendium. And then there are times like today where I sigh and say, 'oh well' and push forward. U.N.D.E.R.S.E.A. Agent is a comicbook product of the mid 60s U.N.C.L.E. craze that never rises to that level and only lasted 6 issues. There are several stories in each issue so there are a decent number of missions to read. None of them really noteworthy. Still, here is it.

  • 04/11/2019 - A fellow spy fan let me in on this series which came out a couple years ago but only is just getting released in ebook format. He sounded quite impressed with it so I have started it and found his suggestion was spot-on. Marc Dane is an MI-6 computer specialist sent in with field operatives; to paraphrase the author, a 'bloke in the van' walking alongside the 'blokes with the guns'. The writing is incredible but then the author, James Swallow, is nowhere near being a newbie having tons of experience in Warhammer 40K and Star Trek universes, to name a couple.

  • 04/09/2019 - While I remain largely bedridden due to a nasty cold/allergies, I can at least still read (when I can keep my eyes open) and I have been reading an awesome series. As I mention in My Comments, I will have lots of good to say when I have finished this terrific series which won't be long now because I cannot put these books down! Lee Carruthers is a CIA analyst who goes way beyond her job description and does it wonderfully. You can probably guess, I like her!

  • 04/05/2019 - An FBI agent turned a private intelligence officer is today's entry into the compendium. Action-filled kick-butt-not-prisoners is the order of the day with Levi Hart, highly respected and capable member of Dragon Team.

  • 04/04/2019 - It is well past April Fools Day (thank goodness because I am way too gullible) so you can believe this next entry. Simple Spyman joins the compendium. When you check him out, you are sure to think it is a gag - or that I've lost what little mind I still had. But no! It is not a gag. (Yes, my mind is gone). A frequent and valued contributor pointed him out and we both agreed some silliness was in order. There are 80+ quick 'adventures' which we will add over time. We start out with a half dozen.

  • 04/03/2019 - Fresh off reading a very enjoyable series mentioned yesterday, I am lucky enough to find another compelling, action-filled 4-book series about a former SEAL who, though owning his own consulting company now, spends most of his time going up against very nasty folks in far off places like Iran and China. Please welcome Logan Alexander to the compendium.

  • 04/02/2019 - Happy Birthday, son! Happy 37th! Wanted to get that shout-out before I present this newest entry to the compendium. It is a (so-far) 3-book series about a CIA operative (for a while) who has some very exciting and varied adventures. Please welcome Pete Maddox to the group.

  • 03/29/2019 - An archaeologist joins the compendium today. He does not seek to get involved in espionage or in international intrigue. He likes to dig up ancient stuff and learn what happened way back when. It is just that the past also seems often to interest very nasty and powerful people who think very little of someone like him interfering with their great plans. Please welcome Dan Kotler to the group.

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!!