On today's Spybrary Spy Podcast, we turn our attention to Spy TV and the British spy tv series The Sandbaggers starring Roy Marsden and created by Ian Mackintosh. We are joined by Spybrary Podcast listeners, Hannah Cooper, Jeffrey Westhoff, and Peter Newman. More About The Sandbaggers The Sandbaggers is a British spy drama television series about men and women on the front lines of the … [Read more...] about Spy TV -The Sandbaggers – Season One – Round Table (108)
Jeff Gelb pays tribute to Andy East, a friend of almost 40 years who passed away on Feb 12th.Andy East loved spy movies, tv, and books and wrote The Cold War File. Andy brought a lot of spy fiction knowledge to the Spybrary community and will be sadly missed by us all. Andy East RIP Talk more about spy books in our Spybrary discussion group Talk more about spy books, spy movie and spy tv … [Read more...] about Jeff Gelb pays tribute to Andy East -Spybrarian and Cold War File author who has sadly passed away.
The Spy Command's Bill Koenig records a Brush Pass following the passing of illustrator Mort Drucker. A drawing of Ian Fleming by Mort Drucker. It was from the collection of a Bond collector who died several years ago and was put up for auction Bill tells us. Bill shares more with us about Mort Drucker's work illustrating James Bond parodies. John le Carre's The Spy Who Came In From The … [Read more...] about Mort Drucker and Spy Parodies Remembered with Bill Koenig (107)
Spybrary Podcast listener Peter Newman sends us in his Brush Pass Spy Book Review of A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmonson Brush Pass - a quick review from Spybrary listeners on the books they love (and hate!) More about A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson Truth is rarely pure and never simple… Selchester Castle in 1953 sits quiet and near-empty, its … [Read more...] about A Man of Some Repute Review – Brush Pass Review (106)"
Author and former member of the Intelligence Corps, Rossa McPhillips shares more about his first novel The Contact- a spy thriller set in Northern Ireland. Rossa also shares more about his real-life experiences working in the shadows and how that influences his writing.We also put him through his paces in the world-famous Spybrary Quick Fire Round More About The Contact The war she wants … [Read more...] about Interview with author of The Contact – Rossa McPhillips (105)
Matthew Kresal sends us in his Brush Pass Review of Parting Shot by James Kunetka. Brush Pass - a quick review from Spybrary listeners on the books they love (and hate!) More about Parting Shot by James Kunetka From Publishers Weekly The year is 1945 and a crumbling Third Reich leaves a legacy: nuclear bombs planted in the Allied capitals. Crude by contemporary … [Read more...] about Parting Shot by James Kunetka- Brush Pass Review (104)"
The Spy Command's Bill Koenig records a Brush Pass following the passing of Robert Conrad who starred in the Wild Wild West - where spies meet cowboys! Brush Pass - a quick review from Spybrary listeners on the books they love (and hate!) Brush Pass reviews are not literary criticism. Imagine telling a friend about a book you just read and why they should (or should not) read it. Record … [Read more...] about Robert Conrad – Where Spies meet Cowboys with Bill Koenig (103)"