The last ten major changes to the site.
- 06/25/2022 - Today we head over to the U.K. back in the first half of the 1970's with a short graphic adventure series designed for young male teens and younger adults with . It is an improbable story of a teen who is asked to help British Intelligence during WWII in a simple dead drop but ends up being whisked over to Germany where he will become a spy.
- 06/23/2022 - From the very gifted mind (and I assume keyboard) of Joel C. Rosenberg comes yet another highly enjoyable spy series to go along with the two that the man has already given us spy-fi fans. This new fellow is a reporter whose actions and adventures more than qualify him for membership in the compendium. Please welcome .
- 06/21/2022 - After far too long of a wait, I have finally added a series that should have been admitted ages ago. I plead stupidity and have the evidence to back it. My apologies to John Lawton, creator and scribe of the terrific Inspector . These adventures which have him chasing down spies and traitors in a span of time from just before WWII to more than a decade after show a richness and grasp of that time period and of the people who lived it. The series earned an 'A' grade from me.
- 06/20/2022 - 2100!!! Yesterday's entry puts that as the number of series contained in this compendium so far. That is a lot!! And there are several hundred more to come, just waiting for my tired (and aging) eyes to read them and these gnarled, arthritic fingers to type in the comments (okay, a bit thick there). I truly hope you enjoy reading the entries in this compendium as much as I love making them. Please send me a note telling me how you feel!!!
- 06/19/2022 - Happy Fathers' Day to all the dads out there. Today's entrant into the compendium is not a father but a son who aided the head of British Intelligence on a mission while on holiday. That so impressed the director that he enlists the teen to go work for him pretty much full time. is the young man's name and his series consists of several book collections of over 50 novellas and short stories. All of which were published starting over one hundred years ago in 1915.
- 06/17/2022 - I have a series today that has two very interesting 'hooks' to catch the prospective readers' eyes. The first is that hero, (her real first name is Faydra), is an officer in the US Jag Corps. The second is that she is also the somewhat estranged daughter of a former US President. A third hook could be that these are really enjoyable adventures worth your time.
- 06/15/2022 - The private eye was a terrific hard-boiled detective comic book series back in the early 50s, some of which were pre-Code and well worth reading a couple times. Now, he is included here because he does go to work for the American government as an operative for a while at the end of his recorded career - that and the fact that several lists of espionage spy series include him so why shouldn't I?
- 06/13/2022 - For today I present a four-book series which is a combination of spy-fi and sci-fi in that the agent in question has been seriously injured in a car crash and become the ideal candidate to have a microchip implanted in his brain. That sort of thing can really mess you up! Learn more by checking out .
- 06/11/2022 - The last entrant into the compendium was a really enjoyable one by prolific author Craig Martelle. Today's entrant is as well. is a fellow you do not mess with if you want to stay breathing because he eliminates people for an organization and he is quite good at it. The group he kills for? The Peace Archive. Kinda makes you wonder, huh?
- 06/09/2022 - I am a huge fan of stories in which the main character is not a trained professional but a fairly normal fellow (physique-wise) who gets thrown into trouble without looking for it. That is what I discovered in the series that just came out. Check him out!
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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!