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A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 2496 series covering 14627 books!

As well as 591 movies, 8249 television episodes, and 13365 other things.

What's New

The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 04/19/2024 - Excellent thriller author Adam Hamdy brings us a series about a former MI6 operative named Scott Pearce who is pulled back into action and while he is not happy about it, he is still very good at it and Hamdy is very good at making us enjoy the Pearce adventures.

  • 04/18/2024 - Property Management is what our newest member in the compendium, Rupert Brett, is good at. That is why British Intelligence, having a need for such an expert, snatched him up to help them, really not giving him much of a choice. You do not need to know anything about such matters - I sure did not - but you will feel you do when you read his adventures.

  • 04/17/2024 - I wrote in My Comments for the Jason Drake series of spy adventures entering the compendium today, "Being rogue is a bad thing up until they really need you". The powers that be at the CIA really do not like the way he does things but they like the results. As a reader, so did I. There are currently 6 exciting missions penned by Auston King for you to enjoy.

  • 04/16/2024 - If I were a reader of adolescent-centric adventure/spy fiction back in 1949 when today's entrant started having stories crafted for him - done superbly by Eric Leyland - I would have loved them. I was not. I was three years from being born and probably 10 years from being able to enjoy tales of David Flame. Plus I would have been in South Dakota in the Midwest of the US, not in the UK where these stories were being sold. Still, I - and you - can read them today if you look hard enough.

  • 04/15/2024 - I guess I should have been used to it by now from back in the day when the much-beloved Barbara Feldon's Get Smart character was only known as Agent 99 but ... today's entrant is a spy from 1940 who is known as K-4 to everyone, even best buddies. That's - um - weird. The series is a bit weird as well but still not bad at all. The series name is K-4 and His Sky Devils and there were but 3 adventures, written by Joe Cal Cagno.

  • 04/14/2024 - I thought I was being generous with today's entrant, a really bad 2-comic adventure from 1940, by giving a "D" grade. I could have gone with a "D-" but, like I said, generous. Whirlwind Carter by Fletcher Hanks is one that came and then blessedly left quickly.

  • 04/13/2024 - This Saturday morning I invite into the compendium a spy game series that I played years ago - not very well but I did try! It is obviously a spy-oriented series because the name of the main fellow is ... Spy Fox. As stories go, the prose is virtually non-existent but there is a ton of action.

  • 04/12/2024 - In My Comments for today's newcomer to the collection, I asked the question: "Just how much trouble can one not-so-perfect agent with the name of Perfect get into?" The answer is: a lot!

  • 04/11/2024 - A very short-lived British television spy series about a man named Mike Anson from 1957 joins the compendium today. I do not know a whole lot about it because it was so quickly gone and it was in another country and I was 5 years old at the time and we did not have television. Still, for your edification - as much as I could edify on the subject, here is Destination Downing Street.

  • 04/11/2024 - Happy Birthday to my bride of several decades. We are growing old together, my love, but my love for you still feels young - and strong.

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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