The last ten major changes to the site.
- 12/07/2023 - Entering the compendium today is a man who does not really care one way or the other whether you like him - in fact he seems to go out of his way to demonstrate that ambivalence. is the man and we follow him during WWII and a decade after.
- 12/05/2023 - I have nice things to say about the author of toda's entrant into the compendium, Steven Konkoly. He writes in several genres and, IMHO, he is darn good in all of them. His is just the latest that I have read and enjoyed. He gives a terrific twist to the life of lead character Gray and his much-maligned mother.
- 12/03/2023 - Trying to find info about today's entrant has proven quite tricky so if you know anything about , I would love to hear from you. Actually, if you have anything to say about spy fiction, I'd love to hear from you. Cheers!
- 12/01/2023 - I stated in the beginning of My Comments for the series we are entering into the compendium today that "I loved the beginning of this series as the author had me intrigued albeit stumped". Why, you can read by heading to the page.
- 11/29/2023 - In MyComments for this two-book series (with a 3rd one on tap for June of next year) about MI6 agent I state that "I am looking forward to his next adventure." I meant it and when you read these adventures, you likely will be as well.
- 11/27/2023 - The fictional history of the CIA working with all sorts of low-lifes to accomplish their objectives is huge. Working the other side of the street, however - not so much. That is one of the reason why this series about is so interesting. This fellow works for both the CIA and the Vatican.
- 11/25/2023 - As I ponder in My Comments for today's entrant, what would I do if an old girlfriend asked me to stop what I was doing and help her sneak into North Korea? Ah, no, thank you! Not . This U.S. Army Ranger says, sure, why not! So starts a three-book, one novella action-packed series.
- 11/23/2023 - I enjoy the occasional genre-melding and today's entrant is just that. The action adventures of turn-of-the-20th-Century private investigator and part-time government agent is a very busy man and we are shown five of his exciting cases spanning a decade and a half.
- 11/23/2023 - Happy Thanksgiving! It is very late in the evening and I have pleasantly recovering from an enjoyable day with my grown family; wonderful conversation and awesome food and then my wife and I sat down to watch the first of the many Xmas rom-coms we have already recorded. I truly enjoy those sappy movies - if only they would have something blow up now and then! Oh well!!
- 11/21/2023 - Return with us now to those thrilling days ... wait, that's a line from the into to the Lone Ranger. Sorry, dated myself! ... Although that is not a bad thing considering today's entrant into the compendium. is a not-young woman who assists her husband, Sir Henry, head of the British Secret Service during the opening days of WWII. By assist I mean she heads over to the Continent to start setting up her spy network consisting of women a whole lot braver than I would have been.
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!