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A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 1809 series covering 10122 books!

As well as 393 movies, 4235 television episodes, and 6746 other things.

What's New

The last ten major changes to the site.

  • 04/10/2021 - Today I enter a television series from 1962. Man of the World was a short-lived British production starring an American, the terrific and ever-watchable Craig Stevens, as a photojournalist who goes all over the globe reporting on newsworthy events while also getting tangled up in intrigue and danger. Especially when once in a while, his trips are at the request of American Intelligence.

  • 04/10/2021 - Happy Birthday to my bride of several decades. Dear Bonnie, your patience is amazing and your tolerance of my crazy obsession laudable. I still love 'ya!

  • 04/09/2021 - A very short (too short, IMHO) graphic adventure series that gave us only two stories joins the compendium today. Luckily for readers here I am able to provide a copy of these tales. Rosa, Master-Spy is the name of the series and the character. Rosa is a freelance agent during the 1867-1870 time frame and I not only enjoyed what there was, I could see so much potential for what never had the chance to be.

  • 04/08/2021 - I take another tour into the graphic adventure spy-fi world with an entry from 1964 that my fellow spy-fan, Johny Malone, told me about. It is another incarnation of The Shadow with this one being a blond-haired secret agent as well as being the Shadow. At least for a while. Then the writer and artist decided to put a superhero costume on him and ruined everything!

  • 04/07/2021 - First Look: I am still working on this entry but I thought I would share what I have so far on a series from the early 40's in which the main character is a woman in the Resistance who has a handful of adventures (two described so far) that show why the female is the deadlier of the species. Check out X Of The Underground.

  • 04/05/2021 - A new take on an existing series joins the compendium as its own entry. Robyn McCall is a fresh take on the concept of the Equalizer, a combination of spy and vigilante adventure that I have so far enjoyed tremendously. Believable? Don't know. Don't care. Love the concept. And definitely have loved Queen Latifah for ages. Consider me a devoted fan.

  • 04/04/2021 - Many years ago I added the entry for the Bionic Woman, Jaime Sommers. I added as more or less a footnote to that entry the revisit to the series that was done in 2007. Thanks to some excellent investigative work done by fellow spy-fan Bernard, I have not only added some interesting tidbits to that first entry, I have given the second Jaime Sommers her own entry. The storyline is totally different, once you take away the bionic-ly enhanced woman working for a government agency (this time, quasi-) named Jaime Sommers part. Check out this new Bionic Woman entry.

  • 04/03/2021 - Though today's entry was written just a couple years ago, through the adventures of Blake Drysdale we are returning to the mid-1970's. Drysdale is a 'pilot, smugger, and all-around crook' who is asked to help British Intelligence on a few assignments. What I have read so far I have enjoyed so I will keep reading. You might want to as well.

  • 04/02/2021 - Today the entry into the compendium is a 'gun-for-hire' specialist in hostage retrieval by the name of Luke Bridge. It is a 3-book series, so far, and has a whole lot of exciting action in it.

  • 04/01/2021 - A very well-written five-book (so far) about an American professor teaching at Cambridge college in England during the days leading up to and into the Second World War. Tom Wilde is the name of the man who finds himself constantly in the thick of very dangerous matters strongly immersed in the cloak and dagger world.

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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