The last ten major changes to the site.
- 09/29/2020 - Yesterday I re-entered the character, Heine, by the terrific author Edgar Wallace after re-reading and re-evaluating the stories. I did this because after reading the awesome stories that Wallace gave us about , who had been an important part of the Heine tales, I had to give the Heine stories another go. As you will see in My Comments, I loved these stories. When they were done, I sighed because they were all gone. Now, the Haynes stories technically come after the Heine stories but the reading order is not important for continuity sake and for true enjoyment of the character, I would recommend reading the Haynes tales and then the Heine ones. Whichever order you pick, though, I implore you to read them. They are fast and fun and so well worth the time.
- 09/28/2020 - Having re-read all the stories in Edgar Wallace's series for reason I explain in My Comments, and then given plots for each of them, I have rewritten considerably my entire entry for this series. I really recommend reading it again. I have acquired an even higher appreciation of Wallace's writing and pacing.
- 09/27/2020 - For far too long I have sat on the extremely fun and exciting and over-the-top gloriousness (I know that's not a real word) that is the adventurer named only . But no longer. Today he gets admitted. He belongs in this compendium because of the number of times he has saved a world leader, or a country, or the whole planet. Plus he is a hoot and as a fan of spy-fi series, I welcome him.
- 09/26/2020 - Life is pretty okay when you get to read a fun, fast, enjoyable series like today's entrant into the compendium. is said in a blurb to be a Star Trek fan who does not take himself too seriously. Both facts are true but he is not a Trekkie spouting lore wherever he goes nor is he silly or goofy. He is a very capable operative who happens to enjoy watching the sci-fi program when he can. He also points out the very real fact that "red shirts always die". I liked this series and hope the author decides to give us more in the future.
- 09/25/2020 - The very important and sometimes seemingly impossible job of keeping diplomats safe is a job I love reading about. Today I enter into the compendium a series about one such man, and not only is it very well written, it is done so by a man who walked the walk for many years so he knows what he is talking about. Please check out this series.
- 09/24/2020 - Today we invite into the compendium an ace (well, once and future ace) reporter named who will have to put away a wrecked marriage, nearly wrecked career and possibly totally wrecked life to cover and try to survive some pretty interesting world events.
- 09/23/2020 - I've headed back 40+ years for today's entrant into the compendium. A British (to me) rip-off of the Six Million Dollar Man named John Probe but designated is an agent who is enhanced via very odd scientific acupuncture (called compu-puncture) and then topped off (literally) by having a computer put into the man's head. Given the strength of 50 men and able to run and swim at incredible speeds, Probe is then given all sorts of impossible missions. It is a fun but unbelievable series I kinda enjoyed.
- 09/22/2020 - Today's entrant into the compendium would definitely be a good one all on his own but is joined in his adventure with Rivka and, boy, I'd love a book or three about her alone.
- 09/21/2020 - A British intelligence agency quite off the books to be able to handle covertly problems people do not want to talk about. That is who , agent with The Unit, works for. Her adventures consists of 3 books and 3 novellas, so far. They are fun to read so check them out.
- 09/20/2020 - A very short and very fast but enjoyable two-novella series joins the compendium today. is an agent with an off-the-books British government agency called TEP. These were enjoyable stories that came out a few years ago. A full length novel was expected to follow but I have seen no evidence of it.
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!