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Spy Books
Personnel File of Jason King – My favourite spy author is…. Len Deighton Leonard Cyril Deighton.During the ‘60s, the untimely demise of my father saw me incarcerated at a charity school in the south of England. It was a dark place and the faculty would have made Jimmy S*ville look like a stand up guy...
Andy Onyx Author
Station LPersonnel File of Spy Fan And Author Andy Onyx – Recently DeClassified. Andy Onyx Author My favourite spy author is….Ian Fleming, for the overall cultural impact of his creation of the James Bond novels. All are massively progressive in their themes and characters. Sheer entertainment and escapism on the page, taking in luxurious living,...
Karl Gunnar Oen - Spy fan
Station OPersonnel File of Karl Gunnar Øen – DeClassified. The Oslo Connection My favourite spy author is….I have several favourites and several favourite books, too. And I’ve had different favourites at different times. I started out as a thriller fan, Alastair Maclean, Desmond Bagley, Frederick Forsyth and Jack Higgins were all early favourites. I read...
Which John le Carre first?
So you want to read your first John le Carré novel but don't know where to start We understand, that it can be overwhelming to see shelves full of John le Carré books and not know which one you should read first. Allow us to help you pick the right one with our Spybrary Firsts...
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...
All the Old Knives Olen Steinhauer
On April 8th, Amazon releases the movie adaptation of Olen Steinhauer's All the Old Knives. In today's episode, two of our most knowledgable spy movie experts and Spybrary agents Matthew Bradford and Jack Lescamela chat with author and screenwriter Olen Steinhauer and the director of All The Old Knives, Janus Metz. Hello, and welcome to...
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...
If like me, you are a big fan of audiobooks then it is highly likely that you have listened to today's guest Scott Brick narrating one of your favorite thriller audiobooks. In this conversation, Shane finds out more about life behind the mic with Scott Brick. We learn how he got started in the business...
Best Spy Books of 2021
Jason King returns to the Spybrary Podcast for his annual appearance to share his best espionage novels of 2021. This is the most requested feature of Spybrary, requested by spouses, friends, and relatives who purchase Birthday and Holiday presents for loved ones based on the Jason King picks. (I kid you not!) Jason is joined...
Tim Shipman is sharing his 120 top spy writers in ranking order, for Spybrary. He shared the following message as he begins the countdown from 100.Before we get into the Top 100, I want to mention a few spy authors who likely won’t be appearing, primarily because I have not read them, or read enough...
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