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A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 2583 series covering 14932 books!

As well as 593 movies, 8439 television episodes, and 13640 other things.

What's New

The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 07/13/2024 - It being a Saturday, I looked at my stack of series to add and found this one. I lamented in My Comments that "I just could not (sorry about this) wrap my head around the idea"; the idea here being Secret Agent Mummy penned for us by Steve Cole. "Quite a bit too silly for me", I said. And I am capable of a whole lot of silly. Then again, it is meant for really young kids which I definitely no longer am, though my wife says I act like one (true, that!).

  • 07/12/2024 - "Gritty". That is the word I used to describe today's entrant, a collection of at least 22 graphic adventures by an unknown writer and/or artist published in Secret Agent Picture Library in the early years of the 1960s. And yet, with a touch of ironic, I suppose, the codename for spymaster James Mitchell is 'Carnation'. Each tale is about a different operative being sent into harm's way; the lynchpin here is their boss, Mitchell.

  • 07/11/2024 - I wrote "the writing was so interesting and smooth flowing that each page just moved into the next and I went swimmingly with it" about today's newcomer to the compendium. Pam Lecky wrote the three adventures of Sarah Gillespie, exciting stuff that takes place during the Second World War when a young girl from Ireland will become an agent for the British MI5.

  • 07/10/2024 - A few years ago, Joel Canfield gave us 4 superbly amusing and entertaining "misadventures" of Max Bowman, a private investigator who is constantly finding himself involved in matters where the CIA are also involved and mayhem inevitably follows and it is always a good time for the reader. Said Bowman joins the compendium today.

  • 07/09/2024 - Through the creativity of G.R. Jordan, we have the (so far) dozen exciting and quite fun adventures of Kirsten Stewart, an agent with a British Intelligence organization whose primary emphasis in on large-scale criminal activity but who nudge into the cloak and dagger world enough to warrant membership here. These are good reads well worth the time.

  • 07/08/2024 - The CIA had an analyst of considerable interest to us. Her name is Maggie Jenkins and her three adventures, and hopefully more in the future as the latest only came out last year, were wonderfully penned by Susan Ouellette. Ms. Jenkins has left the Agency to take an important job on Capitol Hill but when her fiancĂ©, an active CIA operative, goes missing and is suspected of treason, she goes into action and shows she is really good at figuring out clues. Good stuff here!!

  • 07/07/2024 - I start My Comments about today's entrant with "I am certain that spy-fi purists cringe when I add a series such as Alex Bishop to the compendium because these are vampire stories placed in a spy-fi genre. Ain't right, I tell 'ya!". Yep, a vampire spy, as in agent for the Vampire Intelligence Agency, or VIA. That is what Alex Bishop is in the two adventures given us just over a decade ago by very gifted (i.e., darn good) author Scott Mariani. That fine gentleman has given us a couple of dozen adventures by hostage rescue expert Ben Hope. The two Bishop stories are also quite a hoot.

  • 07/06/2024 - Alex, Mattie, and Sophie are Time Spies in the 10-adventure young readers spy series entering the compendium on this Saturday morning. Penned with considerable skill by Candice Ransom, they entertained an old reader like myself enough for me to say in My Comments, "If you have young readers to give something to, please make it a point to find a few of these to hand to them."

  • 07/05/2024 - I had a bit of fun tracking down the sequence of books in today's entrant into the compendium. This series of what I believe to be 13 adventures really fall into 4 distinct sequences of books by Brooke Sivendra, telling the stories affecting sometime CIA agent and head of his own security company, James Thomas. These are romantic suspense tales set in a spy-adjacent atmosphere with lots of lovey-dovey stuff going on as well as quite a bit of really well written action. I was impressed by the writing and the storytelling.

  • 07/04/2024 - Happy 4th Of July!!! Curious that next up on the list to be added is a series about a Brit! A three-novella series from a dozen years ago joins the compendium today. Mark Hardwicke is an agent with an unnamed British intelligence organization who has a good deal of action but whose stories are largely dealing with his constant trying to repair his tattered relationship with his male lover who does not appreciate being dropped whenever Hardwicke's boss calls. Especially when one gap was for two years!! Well written stories penned by Josh Lanyon.

More What's New!

SPY FICTION!

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!!

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