Sam Bruskin
Sam Bruskin asked:

What do you think about the roots of spy novels, in this and The Riddle of the Sands, Madonna of the Sleeping cars, Mask of Demetrious? i love going back this way to the early 20th, and then between the wars. I see an innocence disguised as mystery.

To answer questions about Ashenden, please sign up.
Manray9 Childers' "The Riddle of the Sands" precedes the others mentioned by quite a few years. I consider it the first true spy novel.
Image for Ashenden
Rate this book
Clear rating

About Goodreads Q&A

Ask and answer questions about books!

You can pose questions to the Goodreads community with Reader Q&A, or ask your favorite author a question with Ask the Author.

See Featured Authors Answering Questions

Learn more