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Lantern Network also shows off many of Allbeury's best traits. There's the theme of the past coming back to haunt the present, something that appears in a number of his works (including in The Twentieth Day of January) is present here. Also evident is his quickly drawn characterizations, here minus some of the caricaturing he...
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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...
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On this episode of Spybrary, Matthew Kresal talks to Matt Sherman of Bond Fans Events about the upcoming Bond fans trip and tour to Las Vegas. Bond fans will gather under the stewardship of Matt Sherman to celebrate the 007 movie Diamonds are Forever. Matt Sherman aka the ‘M' at Bond Fans Events also talks...
One of the joys of listening to and being involved with the community around the Spybrary podcast has been discovering books I might never have heard of otherwise. Clive Egleton's The Russian Enigma (aka Pandora's Box) is just such an example of that, having been posted about by C.G. Faulkner whom I had the pleasure...
Philby. Burgess. Maclean. If you're a student of Cold War spies (and if you're at Spybrary there's a decent chance you are), those names will be very familiar. The latter pair's 1951 defection helped to make public the most famous spy scandal of the era. In the decades since, they've also inspired countless works of...
If you're a fan of the spy-fi side of spy fiction chances are you're a fan of The Avengers. With Patrick Macnee as the debonair John Steed alongside fellow agents such as Diana Rigg's Emma Peel, it's become a quintessential piece of 1960s British television. Indeed, the series was part of my teenage years as...
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Spybrary Spy Podcast with Matthew Kresal Robert Sellars – Battle for Bond – Brush Pass Review -Episode 58 of the Spybrary Spy Podcast After a rejuvenating few months at Shrublands our Brush Pass Reviews makes a welcome return to the Spybrary Spy Podcast.Matthew Kresal's brush pass has been decoded. Tune in and hear his transmission...
Having read and very much enjoyed The Fever, the opening salvo from Michael Brady's Into The Shadows range, I was eager to dig into the second volume. This one would take the firmly established CIA non-official cover (NOC) officer Michael Brennan to Asia in what seemed to be another tale potentially ripped from the headlines....
First appearing nearly thirty-five years ago in the pages of The Hunt For Red October, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is arguably the closest thing to an American James Bond. Not only with a highly successful series of novels but also a trilogy of successful films in the early 1990s. Recently, however, the CIA analyst has...
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Red Moon – An Alternate Cold War Thriller On Episode 55 of the Spybrary Podcast, guest host Matthew Kresal talks to the writer and director of Red Moon, a cold war thriller audio drama. Produced by Wireless Theatre Red Moon is an alternate history story about what would have happened had the Soviets landed on...
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