Spy fiction, literature concerning the forms of espionage, was a sub-genre derived from the novel during the nineteenth century, which then evolved into a discrete genre before the First World War (1914–18), when governments established modern intelligence agencies in the early twentieth century. As a genre, spy fiction is thematically related to the novel of adventure, the thriller and the politico–military thriller.

New Releases Tagged "Espionage"

The One Man
Ghost Talkers
Eleventh Hour
Underground Airlines
The Black Widow (Gabriel Allon, #16)
Imprudence (The Custard Protocol, #2)
Mata Hari's Last Dance
The Darkest Hour
Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage
Breaking Cover (Liz Carlyle #9)
The Inside Job: And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy
Velvet, Vol. 3: The Man Who Stole the World
The Black Widow (Gabriel Allon, #16)
The Traitor's Story
The Guilty (Will Robie, #4)
I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1)
The One Man
The Hit (Will Robie, #2)
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, #18)
Foreign Agent (Scot Harvath, #15)
The Target (Will Robie, #3)
The House of Secrets
A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher, #17)
Small Wars (Jack Reacher #19.5)
The Emperor's Revenge (The Oregon Files, #11)
First Strike (Dewey Andreas, #6)
The Bourne Enigma (Jason Bourne, #13)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le CarréThe Bourne Identity by Robert LudlumThe Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le CarréThe Hunt for Red October by Tom ClancyThe Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
Best Spy Novels
865 books — 1,577 voters
Equating the Equations of Insanity by Durgesh SatpathyThe Master's Plan by Stephany TullisDeadly Thyme by R.L. NolenThe Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownIt Lives in The Basement by Sahara Foley
Twists And Turns
130 books — 195 voters

The Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownAngels & Demons by Dan BrownThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson1984 by George OrwellThe Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Conspiracy Fiction
973 books — 1,043 voters
Jurassic Park by Michael CrichtonThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. TolkienThe Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Best Action-Adventure Novels
1,312 books — 1,741 voters

Stormbreaker by Anthony HorowitzI'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally CarterPoint Blank by Anthony HorowitzScorpia by Anthony HorowitzEagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz
Spy Kids
239 books — 486 voters

Popular Espionage Books

The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Smiley's People
The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe, #4)
Our Man in Havana
Eye of the Needle
Live and Let Die (James Bond #2)
Patriot Games (Jack Ryan Universe, #2)
The Day of the Jackal
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
Call for the Dead (George Smiley #1)

Jeffery Deaver
Jeffery Deaver Carte Blanche (James Bond)
The Cold War is over; what's a sexy superspy to do? Deaver's new thriller Carte Blanche reboots James Bond, transplanting the suave secret agent to 2011.
More Author Interviews…
Paul Aertker
No matter how bad your past is, you still don’t want it erased.
Paul Aertker, Brainwashed

John Updike
From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few.
John Updike

More quotes...
The Cybersecurity Book Club CSM Passcode’s book club to discuss – online and in person – the best books on digital security…more

22 members, last active 37 days ago

The Orion Team. For fans of books by Vince Flynn, Brad Taylor, Brad Thor, Tom Clancy, Fredrick Forsyth and other…more

399 members, last active 9 hours ago

WW II Spy Novels Dedicated to World War II espionage novels: Ken Follett, Jack Higgins, W.E.B. Griffin, Alan Fur…more

151 members, last active 5 days ago

Underground Knowledge - A discussion group This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underrep…more

2,517 members, last active 13 hours ago

Achilles Heart - Volume 2 - Revenge
1 chapters — updated May 13, 2015 06:30PM — 0 people liked it
Scimitar (working title)
1 chapters — updated May 04, 2011 12:53PM — 1 person liked it


Tags contributing to this page include: espionage, spies, spy, spy-books, and spy-fiction