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) and you’re all going to disagree with me.For those that don’t like it, I would argue this is at … [Read more...] about The Books of John le Carré. Every novel ranked by journalist and spy fan Tim Shipman.
This week we received several emails from Spybrary Spy Podcast listeners asking which books about George Blake they should read.Soviet Double Agent, George Blake passed away in Russia this week aged 99. Here are the top 3 spy books about George Blake we recommend. I am a big believer that those interested in a historical person or event should read several books about the subject in order to … [Read more...] about Spy Books About George Blake Double Agent
Jason King returns to the Spybrary Podcast for his annual Christmas address to share his 2020 spy books picks. This is the most requested feature of Spybrary, requested by spouses, friends, and relatives who purchase Christmas presents for loved ones based on the Jason King picks. (I kid you not!) Also on this episode of the Spybrary Podcast, Jason King and Spybrary Host Shane Whaley … [Read more...] about My favorite Spy Books of 2020 – Jason King Unleashed (133)
December 13th Edition Spy Books that our eagle eyed readers and listeners 'spy on interviewee's bookshelves at home and in the office. 3. “Spycatcher,” by Peter Wright: Another intelligence officer’s account, this one from the former assistant director of MI5. It is full of untold Cold War stories — assassination plots, eavesdropping schemes and the like. Publication of the book was … [Read more...] about Spy Books In the Wild
Mick Herron's Slow Horses series is a massive hit among spy book fans and our very own Erik Williams has been sent an early copy from Soho Press of the 7th Jackson Lamb novel (to be published in February 2021). In a briefing to Spybrary, Erik gives us his thoughts in this spoiler-free Slough House book review.The slow horses are back and I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy from Soho Press … [Read more...] about Spy Book Review – Slough House by Mick Herron. Jackson Lamb is back but no spoilers!
Spy Author Interviews on the Spybrary Spy Podcast. C.P.Bennison joins us on our Spybrary Tea Break to share more about her latest spy book Parallel Shadows Spybrary Spy Book Podcast host Shane Whaley takes time away from the East German Desk to enjoy a 15-minute tea break interview with spy authors. 'More Robert Harris, than Len Deighton'Spy Author C.P.Bennison joins us on our Spybrary … [Read more...] about Spy Author Interview – Parallel Shadows with C P Bennison (Spybrary Tea Break. 129)
Spybrary Spy Book Podcast host Shane Whaley takes time away from the East German Desk to enjoy a 15 minute tea break with spy authors. 'Day of the Jackal meets The Wicker Man.'Author Andy Onyx joins us on our Spybrary Tea Break to share more about his latest book The Glimmer Girl. In the earliest days of World War One, a fateful meeting between Commander Smith-Cumming, Chief of the Secret … [Read more...] about Spy Book Tea Break – The Glimmer Girl with author Andy Onyx (127)