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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...
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...
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...
Today we decode a brush pass transmission, a spy book review of Ted Allbeury‘s The Alpha List Spybrary Spy Podcast Host Shane Whaley gives us his brush pass spy book review of The Alpha List by Ted Allbeury The Alpha List by Ted Allbeury ‘Truly a classic writer of espionage fiction' – Len Deighton Dave...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Today's episode of Spybrary is all about collecting spy books.We talk James Bond book trivia and see some of Tim’s amazing Fleming novels. There are some beautiful association copies of Adam Hall books, Matthew shares details on how to collect an elusive Clancy first edition and a signed copy of one of Jimmy Sangster’s spy...
An essential guide to the spy novels of John le Carré by journalist, political commentator, author, and spy fan Tim Shipman. OK shoot me… I love lists and they are a good place to start a debate. I’m going to rank John le Carré’s spy novels (so no Naïve and Sentimental Lover and Pigeon Tunnel)...
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