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A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 811 series covering 5817 books!
As well as 206 movies, 1212 television episodes, and 748 other things.

What's New
The last ten major changes to the site.
  • 09/19/2015 - Two totally different type of agents join the compendium this day. The first is a light-hearted, what-if two-book series which ponders the idea that before she met Jack, Jackie Bouvier might have worked for the CIA. The other is another two-book series about a British agent having to return to an area where he nearly died before and deal with people who would love to see him not living any more, Daniel Swann. Please welcome them both.

  • 09/13/2015 - A fun, fast-action five-book series of first justice and then more joins the compendium. Please welcome security consultant Tom Gray to the group.

  • 09/05/2015 - Two new fun spy series join the compendium this Labor Day weekend, both a lot of fun to read but each quite different from the other. First there is a young adult series about Kelly James, aka GiGi, one of the Specialists. The other is Blake Carver, a highly respected and experienced CIA operative pulled suddenly to work directly for the White House.

  • 08/29/2015 - In 1973, an author wrote a fun spy thriller about a cynical agent named Charles Remly. 30+ years later, he decided to revisit that man and so the two-book series joins the compendium. Please welcome him but do not be surprised if he acts a tad snarky.

  • 08/24/2015 - Colonel Buck Madison and his CIA analyst wife get into several very nasty scrapes in the four-book series joining this compendium today. Please welcome Buck & Dolly.

  • 08/21/2015 - An agent from down under joins the compendium. He has been waiting for some time but finally his order in the to-be-read stack came up and here we have a 3-book series about Jonas Blackthorne. The second book is quite hard to find (I haven't yet) but the first and third are available in ebook format.

  • 08/20/2015 - I am a big Jim Mullaney fan from his days as a Destroyer co-writer, creating the best stories since the first set. I am also a nut for pulp adventures. And, of course, I live on spy series. When I was gifted the first book in a pulp-style spy series by Mr. Mullaney, I leaped at it and shortly bought the next 4 books. Please welcome Patrick "Podge" Beckett, aka The Red Menace to the compendium.

  • 08/15/2015 - A fun, easy to read series about two ATF agents who routinely get involved in cases outside their normal jurisdiction, enough to warrant membership her, joins the compendium. Please welcome Barclay & Neilson.

  • 08/05/2015 - Having made a significant milestone, it is time to move past it. #801 is Agent 806. I mean, the 801st series to enter this compendium is Olesia Anderson, codename Agent 806. Please welcome her, but do it respectfully. She can be a tad touchy.

  • 07/28/2015 - Well! #800!!! Who'da thunk it? There are still dozens more to come but for now, I will enjoy the thought of so many incredible series talked about in this compendium. Joining this group as #800 is Steve Dane. Please welcome him.

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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