800

When I first started this site, I was certain there had to be at least 100 spy series out there and I was going to find them all. When I reached 200, I thought there just might be a chance for 300.

A couple of years later, 500 was reached and I was near the end. A few new ones might pop up but all the old-timers had been found.

After 600 was reached, my friend and frequent contributor, Johny Malone, predicted we would reach 700 before much longer. I told him 'maybe but I doubt it.'

Now at 800, I know the next century mark is a certainty because I own the books but just have to read them. And I am delving further back into time for a bunch more.

This has been a hoot!

#800 is a, thus far, three-book series about a really fun character and his even more fun female companion. Please welcome Steve Dane to the group.


     

Who knows where we will end up!



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A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 800 series covering 5740 books!
As well as 202 movies, 1212 television episodes, and 728 other things.

What's New
The last ten major changes to the site.
  • 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.

  • 07/25/2015 - Today we have three series joining the compendium, all worth the time to check them out and enjoy really good adventure and suspense. Valerie Plame, herself a CIA case officer, and Sarah Lovett bring us a two-book series about Vanessa Pierson. The great talent of Douglas Preston gives us a four-book series about Wyman Ford. And Scott Matthews has a three-book series about Adam Drake, an attorney who gets involved in some interesting cases. Please welcome them!

  • 07/23/2015 - A three-book series filled with terrific action and even better characters joins the compendium. Please welcome Grace Chu and John Knox, each of whom becomes a Risk Agent.

  • 07/18/2015 - Put in lots of comments on two series who have been waiting for a while, Aydan Kelly and Steven Cross. I also added two new series to the compendium which I hope you will check out: Agent M and Scott Wolfe.

  • 07/13/2015 - I have not read enough to do justice to the write up for a new series that I am enjoying but I thought I would add Lexi Carmichael to the compendium now. Please welcome her and please check out the books!

  • 07/11/2015 - A six-book series about a hotel expert and undercover operative joins the compendium. These books are really short adventures, more like hefty novellas, but they are super fast reads. Please welcome Hunter Blacke.

  • 07/09/2015 - A trained warrior who cannot remember who he is becomes a very deadly assassin in this three-book series about Matthew Cain.

  • 07/08/2015 - Another exciting series from J. Robert Kennedy, this one actually preceding the one about Dylan Kane, joins the compendium. James Acton is a professor of archeology but he gets involved in lots of things that more than make him eligible for membership.

  • 07/05/2015 - A terrific two book series about a con man's son who uses the tricks his father taught him to take on some pretty nasty bad guys joins this compendium. Please welcome Rollie Waters to the group. His adventures are a lot of fun.

  • 07/04/2015 - 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!


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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 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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