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Karlas Choice George Smiley
In a move that has spy fiction enthusiasts on the edge of their seats, the legendary George Smiley, a creation of the acclaimed author John le Carré, is poised for a thrilling return in a new novel penned by le Carré's son, Nick Harkaway. The forthcoming book, titled Karla's Choice, promises to reacquaint readers with...
Ian Fleming Publications, the entity responsible for managing the literary estate of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, has unveiled an ambitious lineup of James Bond book releases for 2024. Ian Fleming Publications are releasing all six original novels by Raymond Benson in a comprehensive eBook omnibus, a paperback edition of Charlie Higson’s “On His Majesty’s...
2023 yielded a bumper crop of spy books and today we share with you what our Spybrary spy podcast listeners reckon are the best spy books they read in 2023. Unlike traditional reviews penned by critics, Spybrary is powered by people like you, spy book enthusiasts who embody Spybrary's spirit of ‘by spy fans, for...
Spy Movie Podcast
At Spybrary, we're excited to launch a new spy movie podcast series that's tailor-made for fans of the spy film genre. Our community has shown a passionate interest in exploring this thrilling genre, and we're responding with a spy movie podcast that spotlights the best spy films in spy cinema. 🔍 Introducing ‘Section F': Your...
best American spy writers
On this 4th of July, let's celebrate four of the best American spy writers working today!Let me introduce you or maybe reacquaint you with the best American spy writers of the modern era. Most of you know my preference is for the more cerebral, realistic spy book rather than a shoot em up. These top...
Looking for an in-depth guide to John Le Carré radio adaptations? Look no further than the BBC's extensive catalog of thrilling spy dramas.From “Call For The Dead” to “The Secret Pilgrim,” Le Carré's iconic novels have been brought to life on BBC Radio, featuring talented actors like George Cole, Simon Russell-Beale, and Brian Cox. Whether...
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...
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...
Guest Post by James Stejskal – James Stejskal is a retired Special Forces door-kicker who was recruited by the CIA as a spook. He spent 35 years in interesting places around the world before he decided to call it quits and became a historian, conflict archaeologist, and storyteller.    What is it that attracts a...
The best spy writers
Jump to… Wild Cards Pre- 1920 1920-1950 1950-1970 1970's 1980's 1990's 2000s 2010s to Today The Other 170 must-read spy authors by Tim Shipman. Let’s just call this project the Top 300 spy writers. As promised, I’ve now augmented the main list of 125 best spy writers I have enjoyed with what follows: more than...
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