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.

The Golden Hour
The New Girl (Gabriel Allon #19)
King Me (Forever Wilde, #7)
One Fine Duke (School for Dukes, #3)
Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World
The Russian (Rob Tacoma #1)
Game of Snipers
Hitler's Secret Army: A Hidden History of Spies, Saboteurs, and Traitors
The Spies of Shilling Lane
Backlash (Scott Harvath, #19)
The Book Supremacy (Bibliophile Mystery, #13)
The Number of Love (Codebreakers, #1)
Skin Game (Teddy Fay, #3)
The Eyes of Tamburah (Archives of the Invisible Sword, #1)
The New Girl (Gabriel Allon #19)
The Eighth Sister (Charles Jenkins #1)
Backlash (Scott Harvath, #19)
The Rescue (Ryan Decker #1)
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
Hard Wired (Jon Reznick, #3)
American Spy
The Golden Hour
The Russian (Rob Tacoma #1)
The Fox
Run and Hide (Eva Driscoll #1)
The Killer Collective (John Rain, #10; Ben Treven #4; Livia Lone #3)
The Christmas Scorpion (Jack Reacher, #22.5)
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally CarterHeist Society by Ally CarterCross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally CarterOnly the Good Spy Young by Ally CarterDon't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter
Best YA Spy/Mystery Novels
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Conspiracy Fiction
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553 books — 1,282 voters

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280 books — 629 voters
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Best violent action novels
310 books — 459 voters

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

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John Flanagan the time, King Herbert felt that to remain safe, the kingdom needed an effective intelligence force." "An intelligent force?" said Will. "Not intelligent. Intelligence. Although it does help if your intelligence force was also intelligent.
John Flanagan, The Ruins of Gorlan

Ian Fleming
He was a secret agent, and still alive thanks to his exact attention to the detail of his profession.
Ian Fleming, Casino Royale

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