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Shane Whaley
David Brierley author interview
Author David Brierley chats thriller writing and research on the latest episode of the Spybrary Podcast On Episode 204 of the Spybrary Spy Book Podcast, we chat with the author of the best spy book I read last year, Big Bear Little Bear, David Brierley. We are also joined by the publisher, thriller critic, and...
So you want to read a realistic spy book but are unsure where to start? You have come to the right place. There are plenty of realistic spy books out there that will keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing until the very end without the need for you to suspend belief...
Today’s guest is writer Adam Brookes. Adam spent over a decade working for the BBC, appearing on television and radio while crisscrossing the globe and spending an extended amount of time in both China and the US. He’s also written for publications such as Foreign Policy and The Economist. His first espionage novel, Night Heron,...
In this Christmas episode of Spy Rewind, Matthew and Jeff take a look at the episode “The Night of Whirring Death” of the 60’s tv show The Wild Wild West. They discuss how WWW is the old west’s James Bond, the great Michael Dunn as one of the best villains – Professor Loveless, and Richard...
It is that time of year once again when book critics and reviewers are asked what are the best spy books of the year. Spybrary is a ‘by spy fans for spy fans' production so it is in that spirit that we asked our own Spybrary Podcast listeners and community members to reveal what were...
The James Bond Book Club Join us as we discuss the latest Ian Fleming James Bond novel, Dr No. We discuss the artwork, the plot, the villains, Jamaica, the femme fatale, the allies, and the glamour. Today it's the turn of Quarrel, Strangeways, HoneyChile Rider, and a fiend called Dr No!All that and much more...
Our Man in Alabama Matthew Kresal gives us the lowdown on the 2005 video game of From Russia With Love starring Sean Connery in this Spybrary Brush Pass. ‘From Russia with Love is notable in that it is the only video game to use Sean Connery's younger likeness as James Bond and the first to...
Smiley is suspicious Percy! Today we kick off the John le Carre movie club series on the Spybrary Podcast. Once a month, our panel will take a deep dive into a John le Carre movie. To start the series, a full debriefing of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with Jeff Quest of the Le Carre Cast,...
This week we welcome the former Home Secretary and best-selling author Alan Johnson to the Spybrary Podcast. In this informative and fun chat, Spybrary host Shane Whaley asks Alan Johnson how his background as Home Secretary helped him to write his fiction books Late Train to Gipsy Hill and One of Our Ministers is Missing....
This week we welcome Benjamin Cunningham to the show. Cunningham wrote the recently released book The Liar: How a Double Agent in the CIA Became the Cold War's Last Honest Man a book that the publisher calls “the Cold War meets Mad Men in the form of Karel Koecher, a double agent whose shifting loyalties...
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