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A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 788 series covering 5685 books!
As well as 202 movies, 1212 television episodes, and 727 other things.

What's New
The last ten major changes to the site.
  • 2015/07/04 - Happy Birthday, America! I am enjoying a quiet holiday morning adding to this site about fictitious heroes while I am appreciating the freedom I enjoy, made possible by the real heroes out there. Thanks to all of you!

  • 2015/07/03 - Continuing my resumption of adding series to this compendium. The exploits of '30s hero (written in the '80s), Agent 13, written by Flint Dille and David Marconi, are a lot of good escapist fun.

  • 2015/07/01 - Happy Canada Day!

  • 2015/06/28 - In the last month I have been quite ill, got better and went on a vacation where I almost immediately got ill again and then, returning to work, had a backlog of stuff to do. At the same time, GoDaddy, my host provider, informed me support for the Access database I used was being dropped so I had to convert all my data (a lot) to MySql and rewrite my pages to handle that. So, my reading dropped a bunch and no new series were added. Until now. Please welcome Dan Morgan, a very well-written series (I am part way through the books) by Leo J. Maloney, to the compendium.

  • 2015/05/09 - A veteran CIA operative with five adventures chronicled joins the compendium. Please welcome Robert Cuma's Steven Cross.

  • 2015/05/09 - Thanks go out to Chris who pointed out that his copies of the Peter Townend books about the reported Quest have his first name as Philip while I have it Peter. I had it wrong. I own the books and they definitely have his name as Philip. I read the books, albeit years ago but I still messed up. It has been corrected.

  • 2015/05/08 - I've been "meaning" to read Jerome J. Foody's series about CIA agent Jeremiah Flynn but while I was dawdling, his agent has been busy and now there are nine books in the series. Please welcome a long over-do member to the compendium.

  • 2015/04/20 - A talented female agent who is also a practiced psychic joins the compendium today. MI6 agent Tana Standish is an operative during the Cold War who must deal with enemy agents as well as other psychics.

  • 2015/04/17 - A product of "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland, Declan McIver, a former member of a group called Black Shuck, joins the compendium today with a preliminary write-up.

  • 2015/04/07 - A lot of reading has been going on as well as a ton of clean-up work on the site but no new entries have been made for the past month. That ends today with a blast from the past. The series started half a century ago but deals with events 100 years before that. Please welcome to this site Jim West and Artemus Gordon, known to many of us as the Wild Wild West.

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 limited the collection to those series who have operated at least some since the end of the Second World War, known in my own head as the "Bond-period". I know there are many good series that went on before but so far I have only collected the post-WWII series. Also, I have kept the series confined 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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