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.

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Popular Espionage Books

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (George Smiley, #3)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (The Karla Trilogy, #1; George Smiley, #5)
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)
The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #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)
Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls, #4)

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