Today, we are joined by guest host Steve Minegar of Radio GDR - The East Germany Podcast who serves up an engaging author interview on the Spybrary Podcast. He is chatting with former FBI Agent Ralph Hope about his new book The Grey Men: Pursuing the Stasi into the Present. Let me share a little bit about the book with you. The Grey Men: Pursuing the Stasi Into the Present What … [Read more...] about The Grey Men: Pursuing the Stasi into the Present with former FBI Agent author Ralph Hope (158)
Today, we bring you another engaging author interview on the Spybrary Podcast. We are chatting with historian Dr. Kate Vigurs about her new book Mission France. Mission France tells the full story of the thirty-nine female SOE agents who went undercover in France. Let me share a little bit about the book with you. Mission France - The True Story of the Women of SOE “The … [Read more...] about The True History of the Women of SOE – Mission France with Dr. Kate Vigurs (157)
Spywrite's Jeff Quest talks with one of the foremost collectors of John le Carré novels, Steven Ritterman, whose collection of pristine le Carré editions numbers over 300 items. We learn about the Haycroft-Queen list, rare signed editions, and Steve’s undercover mission to meet le Carré himself. All that plus talk on champagne toasts with Otto Penzler, meeting Eric Ambler, literal juggling … [Read more...] about Spy Book Collectors – John le Carré with Steven Ritterman and Jeff Quest (155)
Spy Author Jeremy Duns and Spywrite's Jeff Quest talk through some of the in’s and out’s of research, and especially spy research, in the hopes of encouraging others to do research too. We talk about the a lost Pinkerton manuscript, the time Jeremy nearly got kicked out of an interview before it even started, how Jeff got the title of an author’s book wrong within 30 seconds of starting an … [Read more...] about Adventures in Spy Research with Jeremy Duns and Jeff Quest (151)
A special message to Spybrary listeners around the world to celebrate episode 150 of the Spybrary Spy Podcast! With a very special thanks to Andy Onyx Full Lyrics Spywrites’ Jeff Quest, Chopping’s covers, which Bond’s best?Len Deighton, Rob Mallows, Jeffrey Westhoff, Dr NoJake Kerridge Hush Puppies, Charlie Muffin, Jack BarksyRoger Moore, Call for the Dead, spy-lit treasures to be readWe … [Read more...] about Spybrary at 150! A Special Transmission for all Spybrarians.
Today, we bring you another spy author interview on the Spybrary Podcast. We are chatting with author James Stejskal who has just penned his first-ever spy fiction novel titled A Question of Time. Some of you may know James from his non-fiction books, especially an absolute cracker - Special Forces Berlin. James draws on his time serving in Cold War Berlin and even weaves the head of the Stasi … [Read more...] about Interview with James Stejskal author of Question of Time – A Cold War Spy Thriller (149)
From acclaimed spy novelist Paul Vidich comes a taut new thriller following the attempted exfiltration of a KGB officer from the ever-changing—and always dangerous—USSR in the mid-1980s.Our friend Mike Ripley (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to the Eagle Has Landed) urged me to read The Mercenary by Paul Vidich asap. Mike knows me well and that I love my spy … [Read more...] about ‘Cold war spy fiction in the grand tradition’ an interview with Paul Vidich, author of The Mercenary (146)