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Espionage

Fiction, non-fiction, and history about espionage.
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message 1: by Julie (new)

Julie Tears of Autumn My all-time favorite "spy"novel


message 2: by Geevee (new)

Geevee An interesting list which I enjoyed voting on as it mixes fiction and non-fiction titles, which translates itself into the books themselves too where some non-fiction accounts read just like stories.

For me this is true of Agent Zigzag The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman, Lover, Betrayer, Hero, Spy by Ben Macintyre by Ben Macintyre Ben Macintyre which is a fabulous read.


message 3: by Cindy (new)

Cindy I'm glad to see such a diverse mix too. Some non-fiction, some serious spy thriller types, and some pure fantasy, even some for teens.


message 4: by Cecil (new)

Cecil Good mix of books, including many I need to read. I was pleased to see Day of the Jackal, which (my view) is almost the perfect thriller.


message 5: by Sollace (new)

Sollace Cecil wrote: "Good mix of books, including many I need to read. I was pleased to see Day of the Jackal, which (my view) is almost the perfect thriller."

I agree! Somewhat forgotten now, and because by Forsyth, somewhat dismissed. But a cracking good story, well paced and fascinating. Well served also by its film adaptation, compactly directed by Fred Zinneman, with the Jackal played by Edward Fox. (Skip the American remake, "Jackal," with Richard Gere and Bruce Willis - junk.)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I can't remember if I've read the book of that or not; the movie (the 70s one) is a corker.


message 7: by Asha (new)

Asha Seth Sadly, haven't read much on this list, not as yet at-least!


message 8: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Only five on this list that I've read, but at least Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was already on there :-)


message 9: by Cindy (new)

Cindy That means more new ones for us!


message 10: by Rajendra (new)

Rajendra Patnashetty Cecil wrote: "Good mix of books, including many I need to read. I was pleased to see Day of the Jackal, which (my view) is almost the perfect thriller."
Agree!!! My most favorite novel of all time!!! I might have read it 3-4 times and planning to read again on Kindle.


message 11: by Matthew (last edited Mar 09, 2021 05:11PM) (new)

Matthew B Good mix of books. I was really pleased to see Roca Group on there. An Espionage where no one has to get shot, super intriguing, and with a plot twist at the end that I DID NOT see coming, and that left with me a feeling that this genre rarely does---Heart, Hope and Depth.


message 12: by Greg (last edited Mar 31, 2021 03:28PM) (new)

Greg I don't particularly like this genre, but I've read 20 (of top 100) of the books listed here. Perhaps I should read more spy novels. I'll put "Bourne Identity" as my fav so far.


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