A special message to Spybrary listeners around the world to celebrate episode 150 of the Spybrary Spy Podcast! With a very special thanks to Andy Onyx Full Lyrics Spywrites’ Jeff Quest, Chopping’s covers, which Bond’s best?Len Deighton, Rob Mallows, Jeffrey Westhoff, Dr NoJake Kerridge Hush Puppies, Charlie Muffin, Jack BarksyRoger Moore, Call for the Dead, spy-lit treasures to be readWe … [Read more...] about Spybrary at 150! A Special Transmission for all Spybrarians.
Today, we bring you another spy author interview on the Spybrary Podcast. We are chatting with author James Stejskal who has just penned his first-ever spy fiction novel titled A Question of Time. Some of you may know James from his non-fiction books, especially an absolute cracker - Special Forces Berlin. James draws on his time serving in Cold War Berlin and even weaves the head of the Stasi … [Read more...] about Interview with James Stejskal author of Question of Time – A Cold War Spy Thriller (149)
Today we decode a brush pass transmission, a spy book review of Eric Von Lustbader's Black Heart. Author and Spy Book fan, Andy Onyx gives us his brush pass spy book review of Black Heart by Eric Von Lustbader. Black Heart by Eric Van Lustbader "Chilling, brutal, and satisfying...The reader becomes deeply involved."THE HOUSTON CHRONICLEThe sudden death of a major presidential contender in … [Read more...] about Black Heart by Eric Van Lustbader Spy Book Review. (148)
In this episode of Spy Rewind, Spywrite's Jeff Quest and Matthew Bradford take a look back at the early 2000’s spy tv show Alias. Starring Jennifer Garner it was one of the first spy shows to air after 9/11 and catapulted numerous people both in front of and behind the camera to further success. The guys talk about the effect of 9/11 on spy shows, the changing look at gender roles for spies, … [Read more...] about Spy Rewind – Spy TV Show Alias Remembered with Jeff Quest and Matthew Bradford (147)
From acclaimed spy novelist Paul Vidich comes a taut new thriller following the attempted exfiltration of a KGB officer from the ever-changing—and always dangerous—USSR in the mid-1980s.Our friend Mike Ripley (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to the Eagle Has Landed) urged me to read The Mercenary by Paul Vidich asap. Mike knows me well and that I love my spy … [Read more...] about ‘Cold war spy fiction in the grand tradition’ an interview with Paul Vidich, author of The Mercenary (146)
Moonraker the James Bond Book Club is also available in video format on YouTube on Spybrary TV! It is 1955 and we review the latest Ian Fleming James Bond 007 novel, Moonraker With David Craggs, author Simon Conway and Spybrary Host Shane Whaley. If you enjoyed this episode do check out our deep-dive discussions about Casino Royale and Live and Let Die at The James Bond Book Club … [Read more...] about Moonraker – The James Bond Book Club with David Craggs and Simon Conway (145)
Today's episode of Spybrary is all about collecting spy books.We talk James Bond book trivia and see some of Tim’s amazing Fleming novels. There are some beautiful association copies of Adam Hall books, Matthew shares details on how to collect an elusive Clancy first edition and a signed copy of one of Jimmy Sangster’s spy novels with a great back story. All that plus tips and tricks from three … [Read more...] about Collecting Spy Books, with Jeff Quest, Matthew Bradford, and Tim Shipman (143)