A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 2025 series covering 10953 books!

As well as 421 movies, 5716 television episodes, and 8987 other things.

What's New

The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 01/24/2022 - The unusualness of the tag line for today's entrant into the compendium was what grabbed me, as I am sure it was meant to. "An Owl The Assassin Novel". What-the-assassin? Owl? Okay, you got me. And it held me for its three adventures.

  • 01/22/2022 - I am staying in television-land for the entry into the compendium for today though we head a couple decades further back than the last entry. Tales of the Gold Monkey was a fun romp taking place in the South Pacific dealing with Jake Cutter, a soldier of fortune pilot whose girl friend is a secret agent. Cutter gets involved in all sort of trouble any good operative should be used to, some due to his girl friend but most just because!

  • 01/20/2022 - Heading back to just shy of two decades ago for a television spy series that did not capture the interest of enough people, apparently, to make it through all the episodes filmed in the first season. This was a shame, IMHO, because I watched it and I liked it a lot. Threat Matrix had lots of action and lots of fun and several darn good actors in it. I enjoyed a great deal refamiliarizing myself with it just now.

  • 01/20/2022 - Site is back up again. My ISP said it had a major upgrade of their servers which took a day. They said they told me it was coming. Maybe they did and I missed it. Maybe not. Anyways, it is back.

  • 01/17/2022 - I just happened to notice the number of series currently on the site. I would have chuckled politely and then stepped back slowly from anyone who might have suggested the number of series I would put into the compendium would equal the year! Who knew!?! Certainly not me!! And still lots more to come.

  • 01/17/2022 - For today's entrant into the compendium, I have chosen a series that I considered almost two decades ago and opted out of. Now I have reconsidered him and decided that though his profession would exclude him, the work he often has to do while engaged in that profession really does warrant membership here. Hank Frost is the name of the fellow but he would tell people that They Call Me The Mercenary. For those who might argue he does not really belong, I would not mount any real defense. I also would not pull him out again, either.

  • 01/15/2022 - From the early 90s and then a couple years later comes a fun (if you are willing to put up with tons of sexy young women walking and dancing and swaying in bikinis, which I am to better serve this compendium) television series. Acapulco H.E.A.T. takes a team of agents all over the Americas wherever it is warm enough to warrant wearing said bathing suits to fight lots of snarling, scary-acting bad guys. I may not rate it very high, but I watched me more than a couple of them.

  • 01/13/2022 - Going back just a smidge over 40 years to add a delightful rogue forced by a decent frame job to start stealing for the good guys, entering the compendium today is Johnny Lawless with his personal Lawless Touch. It was an 8-mission comicbook series from Britain that was really fun to read.

  • 01/11/2022 - From 1990 to 1993, 66 episodes comprising three seasons of a Canadian-American spy drama aired in syndication. Counterstrike was the name of the team put together by a billionaire out for revenge and justice when terrorists kill his wife. The billionaire was played brilliantly by Christopher Plummer. I have enjoyed revisiting it recently.

  • 01/09/2022 - From 1969 comes a British television spy series called Codename. It lasted but 13 episodes, none of which I could find available for viewing. As a result, the grade I gave was based on other people's reviews. If anyone has personal knowledge, please let me know.

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!!