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"

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)
Trigger Mortis
Patriot (Alexander Hawke, #9)
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Lair of Dreams (The Diviners, #2)
Zero World
The Lure of the Moonflower (Pink Carnation #12)
Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris
Master No (Masters and Mercenaries, #9)
Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers


  • In Pursuit of Abraham by Francine Fuqua
    In Pursuit of Abraham
    In Pursuit of Abraham - A historical novel.
    When bombardments force Dr. Georges Moncel from his position as distinguished university president in Franc…more View Details »

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 2 copies available, 225 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Aug 22 - Oct 22, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
    Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)
    I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1)
    Lair of Dreams (The Diviners, #2)
    The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2)
    The English Spy (Gabriel Allon, #15)
    The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)
    Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
    Personal (Jack Reacher, #19)
    The Escape (John Puller, #3)
    Code of Conduct (Scot Harvath, #14)
    Authority (Southern Reach, #2)
    Radiant Angel (John Corey, #7)
    The Job (Fox and O'Hare, #3)
    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
    897 books — 893 voters

    The Ecological Rift by John Bellamy FosterThis Changes Everything by Naomi KleinThe Systems View of Life by Fritjof CapraThe Syrian Virgin by Zack LoveAgainst the Flow by Peter Abbs
    Thought Provoking
    158 books — 113 voters
    The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. ShirerBand of Brothers by Stephen E. AmbroseThe Longest Day by Cornelius RyanWith the Old Breed by Eugene B. Sledge
    World War Two Non Fiction
    303 books — 242 voters

    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
    771 books — 1,380 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
    91 books — 146 voters

    Popular Espionage Books

    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)
    The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
    I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)
    Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)
    The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan, #3)
    Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls, #2)
    Smiley's People
    Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls, #3)
    Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls, #4)

    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…
    Honoré de Balzac
    A murderer is less loathsome to us than a spy. The murderer may have acted on a sudden mad impulse; he may be penitent and amend; but a spy is always a spy, night and day, in bed, at table, as he walks abroad; his vileness pervades every moment of his life
    Honoré de Balzac

    Tod Goldberg
    The room fell silent. I frankly didn't know what I was going to do to help Eduardo, but I had the sense that he was right- no one else could help him, and without help, all that he'd done would crumble. Plus, I like being called his only hope. I felt like Obi-Wan Kenobi.
    Tod Goldberg, Burn Notice: The Reformed

    More quotes...
    Tʜᴇ Uɴʀɪɢʜᴛᴇᴏᴜs ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʀᴇ ᴀʟʟ ᴄᴀʟʟᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴀʀᴍs ᴛʜɪs ɪs ᴀɴ ᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀᴄᴀᴅᴇᴍɪᴄ ᴄʀᴏssᴏᴠᴇʀ ʀᴘ 〉 ﹙ sᴇᴛᴛɪɴɢ ﹚ ᴍᴏᴅᴇʀɴ ﹙ ᴛ…more

    21 members, last active 3 months ago

    Autobiography/Biography lovers! A group for people who love reading (auto)biographies! Come and discuss your favourite ones and…more

    85 members, last active 56 days ago

    Bad Day Spy Agency Good day, new recruit, and welcome to the Bad Day Spy Agency! Your initiation will begin soon, b…more

    6 members, last active 2 months ago

    PROVIDENCE I ᴀᴍ Pʀᴏᴠɪᴅᴇɴᴄᴇ, Pʀᴏᴠɪᴅᴇɴᴄᴇ ɪs ᴍʏsᴇʟғ. Providence. The last line of defense. They are what s…more

    1 member, last active 5 months ago

    Diary of an Agent's Sister
    1 chapters — updated May 13, 2015 06:27PM — 68 people liked it
    Short Story written for my 7th Graders...
    1 chapters — updated Mar 29, 2010 04:36PM — 0 people liked it


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