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A Fan's Guide to Spy Series!

Information on 764 series covering 5558 books!

What's New
The last ten major changes to the site.
  • 12/17/2014 - W.E.B.Griffin created several fantastic series over many years. One of the, about Charley Castillo, aka the President's Agent, joined this compendium years ago. Now two more series are presented, both about operatives in the OSS during WWII. Though both have main characters that drive the adventures, both are known by different titles. Please welcome Men At War and Honor Bound.

  • 12/11/2014 - A three-pack of series from the same author, Fritz Galt, make their way into the compendium. Two of them are related as they deal with brothers, both in the CIA; Mick Pierce and Alec Pierce. The third is about a college student, Brad West, who falls in love with a Chinese pilot and falls in trouble a lot.

  • 12/7/2014 - After trying his hand at spy fiction with Tiger Mann, Mickey Spillane took another break from Mike Hammer novels with Morgan The Raider, a modern-day pirate with apparently first name. He started a sequel but never finished it. Forty years later, Max Allan Collins was allowed to complete the second Morgan adventure.

  • 12/6/2014 - We have in this collection an agent who is a vampire. We have one who is a werewolf. Now we add one who is not a zombie but, boy!, does he fight a bunch of them. Chad Halverson is pretty good (and intense) for those who like reading about the zombie apocalypse.

  • 12/4/2014 - It takes a pretty impressive operative to go up against experienced agents who go rogue and Mark Cole is such a man. He has three adventures out so far about him.

  • 11/30/2014 - Greg Rucka, the man who gave us the terrific Tara Chace adventures, has created a new character of whom two books are out. Please welcome Jad Bell.

  • 11/26/2014 - Though he is not a spy by profession, you would never notice it by the trouble he gets into. Please welcome to this group Gage Hartline in a, so far, two-book series.

  • 11/25/2014 - Before the young people of CHERUB spied their way around the world, the founder of that organization, Charles Henderson, was knee deep in trouble during WWII and to carry out his mission, he banded together Henderson's Boys.

  • 11/24/2014 - Over a decade ago, two very unusual characters were introduced to the spy world, one a trained and competent agent and the other .. not so much. They are now available again in ebook format. Please welcome Hardin and Knight in a three-book series.

  • 11/22/2014 - Despite the books being incredible, I held out adding the terrific spy novels by Alan Furst because they were not a series as I normally consider it. I've had my mind changed and I am pleased to add to the compendium the Night Soldiers.

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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