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)
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Matthew Kresal sends us in his Brush Pass Review of Parting Shot by James Kunetka. 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 standards, they are nevertheless capable of delivering a "parting shot" that could set the … [Read more...] about Parting Shot by James Kunetka- Brush Pass Review (104)"
In this episode, writer Jeremy Duns and Spywrite's Jeff Quest take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of spy book titles. They discuss some of their favorites, alternate titles, translated titles and the many pitfalls authors face when determining a book title. Special thanks to Jeremy Duns and Jeff Quest for hosting and producing Episode 102 of the Spybrary Podcast all about spy book … [Read more...] about Title Fight! The Good, the Bad and Ugly of Spy Book Titles with Jeremy Duns and Jeff Quest. (102)
On Episode 101 of the Spybrary Podcast, our guest host, the journalist and best-selling author Michael Smith chats with Geoff Andrews about his new book: Agent Molière: The Life of John Cairncross, the Fifth Man of the Cambridge Spy Circle. Special thanks to Michael Smith for hosting Episode 101 of the Spybrary Podcast. Got a guest in mind that you would like to interview? Or a topic … [Read more...] about Agent Molière: The Life of John Cairncross, the Fifth Man of the Cambridge Spy Circle. (101)
On Episode 97 of the Spybrary Podcast, spy book connoisseur Jason King shares with us what were the five best spy book novels he read in 2019. Jason and Spybrary Host Shane Whaley, discuss Jason's five best spy books of 2019, Jason has been reading spy books since the 1960s and admits that he is extremely selective with what he reads. Jason is a frequent contributor to our Spybrary Listeners … [Read more...] about The Best Spy Books I read in 2019 with Spybrary’s Jason King (97)
Writer and Spybrary Spy Podcast listener Andy Onyx gives you his thoughts on A Small Town In Germany written by John le Carre in a quick and easy Brush Pass review. 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 it on your phone and email it over to me. Brush Pass Spy Book reviews are … [Read more...] about A Small Town in Germany by John le Carre -Brush Pass Spy Book Review (95)
On Episode 94 of the Spybrary Podcast, host Shane Whaley interviews Ian Dickerson, the author of The Saint I Ain't - a biography of Leslie Charteris. In this episode, we cover aspects of Leslie Charteris's life as well as a fan's discussion about Simon Templar, aka The Saint. We chat about The Saint Books, The Saint Movies including the latest reboot Saint movie which was co-produced by Ian … [Read more...] about New Leslie Charteris Biography – The Saint I Ain’t with Ian Dickerson