The last ten major changes to the site.
- 11/12/2019 - First Look: is a successful writer turned amateur archaeologist who finds time to get chased, shot at, beaten up, and exploded a time or two when his investigations get in the way of people wanting to rule the world, or a part of it, or wanting something they think he knows something about. Exciting stuff.
- 11/12/2019 - How about a series starring a sculptor? Sounds weird? You got that right! is a product of the same era that gave us the Man from O.R.G.Y. and the Lady from L.U.S.T. He comes up against all sorts of crazy would-be world conquerors and world-destroyers with strange weapons and gadgets. And lots of naked people doing what naked people often do when, well, naked. His difference is he is a "minimalist artist" while doing it. Strange series.
- 11/11/2019 - Another movie-only spy series joins the compendium today. was a terrific send-up of the 60's era spy movies and also gave us a fantastically entertaining bad guy in Dr. Evil.
- 11/11/2019 - In the past when I have presented a comic book spy series from around 1940, I have not given it much of a grade or very nice things said about it. I change that today with , a female photographer who has a lot of excitement traveling to a whole lot of countries breaking up conspiracies, disclosing cover-ups, and documenting a wide variety of events of international intrigue and importance. I was darned impressed with how well these stories read with just 4 pages for each adventure.
- 11/10/2019 - First Look: A fighter pilot who gets involved with a mysterious organization called Project Archangel joins the compendium. Lots of aircraft stuff as is understandable but a good deal of spying and international intrigue in this 8-book series about .
- 11/10/2019 - Another movie-only series joins the compendium today. Rowan Atkinson, the immortal Mr. Bean, created a sweet, well-meaning secret agent who wants to be good but just doesn't have what it takes and shows that in three adventures. Please welcome and then step back out of the line of fire. Well, considering his mishaps, maybe being IN the line of fire is the safest choice.
- 11/09/2019 - A three-book series about a emotionless female killer with the assigned name of joins the compendium today. This is an odd series in that the first two books have one kind of feel and the third leaps ahead to two decades from now and gives more of a science-fiction feel. Check it out for yourself and let me know how you found it. I would love to know if I am wrong.
- 11/09/2019 - A two-book series which is really one long adventure joins the compendium today. is a former SEAL, kicked out in disgrace for something he did not do, who happens upon a very nasty conspiracy and pays big time for it. At least his loved ones pay. That makes him angry and determined to take on the bad guys in government, one of whom is very, very powerful.
- 11/08/2019 - If you are wanting a series about a cold-blooded killer whose only purpose in life is hunting down terrorists and eliminating them, is one you should check out. Very interesting and odd backstory to the man but the action is heavy and solid and constant.
- 11/08/2019 - First Look: A trilogy recently written but taking place just after the end of the Great War joins the compendium this morning. It deals with a former Royal Flying Corps pilot whose diplomat father is murdered during the negotiations on the Treaty of Versailles and he must enter the world of espionage pretending to work for a German spymaster to learn what happened. Impressive writing here by an Edgar-award winner. Check out when you can.
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!