A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 2532 series covering 14778 books!

As well as 592 movies, 8429 television episodes, and 13563 other things.

What's New

The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 05/26/2024 - The tag line for today's entrant is "If you enjoy Alan Furst's Night Soldiers novels, but like to see LGBT characters in fiction, then you'll love ..." The title of the first adventure, Gray Paree, could well do without the first 'R' in this two-book series by Garrett Hutson. The hero of these tales is Oliver Carmichael.

  • 05/25/2024 - This Saturday I leap way ahead of my list of scheduled entries into the compendium to present a three-book series designed for teen readers that someone several times that age range (me, in case you were wondering) still found terrific. Written by R.S. Twells, the adventures center around Agent Bennet who is one of the many young operatives-in-training at the facility known as the Orphanage. Lots of excitement and some heartache and a very enjoyable read.

  • 05/24/2024 - Five years ago, I gave today's entrant into the compendium the kiss of death. It was a new spy television series that I watched and thought to myself I enjoyed it and would like to watch more. I watched them, up until the show's initial run was done and then it went away. My fault for liking it! The show was Whiskey Cavalier and it was fun!

  • 05/23/2024 - "Garrett Hutson has a very easy going writing style that manages to put you back in time to the years leading up to the Second World War." That is what I said in My Comments on today's entrant, a very enjoyable 3-book series about Martin Schuller, Spy Catcher. I recommend these to any fan of historical spy fiction.

  • 05/22/2024 - I enter into the compendium a British television spy series that I regret I did not have a chance to watch, which I regret because I really appreciated the starring actor, William Franklyn, whom I describe as giving the main character of Peter Dallas at lot of gravitas. The show was named Top Secret and it ran for two seasons in 1961-62.

  • 05/21/2024 - Welcoming an agent with the American ONI today to the compendium, it is a pleasure to mention the four terrific adventures about Doug Bainbridge. I describe him in My Comments as "young and earnest and able to make mistakes while being smart and observant and able to survive those mistakes". One thing I particularly liked was that time does pass, year by year, between these adventures by Garrett Hutson and Bainbridge does grow and learn.

  • 05/20/2024 - In My Comments about The Fifth Corner. today's entrant into the compendium, I wrote "you have to be either really bad or someone in the head office had it in for you" to get yanked from the schedule after just 3 episodes.

  • 05/19/2024 - Joining the compendium today is a British female agent for an unnamed agency who "is a gorgeous, sexy woman who has an innate talent for choosing the right personality to present to whomever she deals with." Chastity Flame uses that to accomplish a whole lot in her work and in her play and she enjoys both work and play a lot. There are three short "erotic adventures that would make James Bond blush", written by the talented K. A. Laity.

  • 05/18/2024 - It being Saturday, I have another youth-oriented spy series, this one having 4 books penned by Andrew Lane. It deals with a female operative in her mid-20s who gets teamed up with (how and why make up a good deal of the first adventure) a teenager who is the Agent Without License, which is why the series is called AWOL. It was very entertaining.

  • 05/17/2024 - Today we bring into the fold Aydyn whom I describe as a guilty pleasures. You will have to read about her to understand why. You will also get a chance to learn her "First Rule Of Being A Spy". You will enjoy reading it. There are 5 adventures about this interesting woman, penned by Sylvester S. Poulsen.

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!!