Espionage

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.

You Can Run
The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II
Murder Most Fair (Verity Kent, #5)
The Island (Dewey Andreas #9)
The Perfume Thief
Capture the Crown (A Gargoyle Queen, #1)
A Woman of Intelligence
The Hollywood Spy (Maggie Hope #10)
Notes from the Burning Age
The Cellist (Gabriel Allon, #21)
Relentless (Rogue Team International #2)
Death at the Crystal Palace (Kat Holloway Mysteries, #5)
Spies, Lies, and Exile: The Extraordinary Story of Russian Double Agent George Blake
Black Ice (Scot Harvath #20)
The Girls from the Beach
The Cellist (Gabriel Allon, #21)
Northern Spy
Our Woman in Moscow
The Island (Dewey Andreas #9)
Total Power (Mitch Rapp, #19)
The Power Couple
The Terminal List (Terminal List, #1)
Target Acquired (Jack Ryan Universe,  #31)
The Order (Gabriel Allon, #20)
The Last Agent (Charles Jenkins, #2)
The Secret Stealers
A Woman of Intelligence
The Final Twist (Colter Shaw, #3)
Relentless (Gray Man #10)
Two Spies in Caracas
Stormbreaker by Anthony HorowitzI'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally CarterFledgling by Mark A. CooperPoint Blank by Anthony HorowitzThe Recruit by Robert Muchamore
Spy Kids
306 books — 680 voters
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le CarréThe Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le CarréThe Bourne Identity by Robert LudlumThe Day of the Jackal by Frederick ForsythThe Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
Best Spy Novels
1,209 books — 2,394 voters

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinStorm Front by Jim ButcherThe Land by Aleron KongMonster Hunter International by Larry CorreiaKilling Floor by Lee Child
Best violent action novels
328 books — 524 voters

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le CarréThe Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le CarréSmiley's People by John le CarréThe Day of the Jackal by Frederick ForsythThe Constant Gardener by John le Carré
Literary Spy Stories
191 books — 322 voters
Saga, Vol. 5 by Brian K. VaughanNimona by Noelle StevensonLumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle StevensonThe Far Reaching Tentacles of N'rygoth by Kurtis J. WiebeMs. Marvel, Vol. 2 by G. Willow Wilson
Best Graphic Novels 2015
136 books — 364 voters

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (George Smiley, #5; Karla Trilogy #1)
The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)
Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)
Call for the Dead (George Smiley #1)
Smiley's People (George Smiley #7; Karla Trilogy #3)
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls, #2)
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider, #1)

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