Books About Spies


The world of espionage and covert operations has long captured the public imagination, shrouded in mystery, intrigue, and danger. From the clandestine activities of spies to the lethal missions of assassins, these shadowy figures inhabit a realm where secrecy is paramount, and deception is a way of life. Spy and assassin literature offers readers a tantalizing glimpse into the clandestine world of espionage, intrigue, and danger. From pulse-pounding thrillers to meticulously researched historical accounts, these books captivate audiences with their riveting plots, complex characters, and high-stakes narratives.

John le Carré

For aficionados of espionage fiction, authors like John le Carré and Ian Fleming are synonymous with the genre, crafting tales of espionage and betrayal that have become timeless classics. Le Carré's iconic character George Smiley navigates the treacherous world of Cold War espionage in novels like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, while Fleming's suave and sophisticated spy James Bond battles international villains in a series of action-packed adventures. Similarly, assassin literature delves into the shadowy world of contract killers, professional hitmen, and covert operatives tasked with eliminating high-value targets. Authors like Frederick Forsyth explore themes of political intrigue and geopolitical conflict in novels like The Day of the Jackal.

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Whether exploring the fictional exploits of daring spies and lethal assassins or delving into the real-life world of espionage and covert operations, spy and assassin literature offers readers a captivating and immersive reading experience. Through its gripping plots, vivid characters, and thought-provoking themes, this genre continues to intrigue and enthrall audiences, inviting them to uncover the secrets that lie hidden beneath the surface of the world we think we know.


Easton Press books

Kim by Rudyard Kipling - 1962

A Perfect Spy by John Le Carre - 1990

The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum - 1990

Saving the Queen by William F. Buckley Jr. - 1996

James Bond: The Legacy - 2003

The Complete James Bond 007 - 2005 - 14 volume set including titles:
Casino Royale
Live and Let Die
Diamonds Are Forever
From Russia, With Love
Dr. NO
For Your Eyes Only
The Spy Who Loved Me
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
The Man With The Golden Gun
You Only Live Twice
Octopussy and The Living Daylights

The Secret Man; The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat by Bob Woodward - 2005 (signed first edition)

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad - 2008

My Word is My Bond by Roger Moore - 2008 (signed edition)

The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy - 2009

A Delicate Truth by John Le Carre - 2013 (signed first edition)

Franklin Library books

The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carre - 1977 (limited first edition)

The Human Factor by Graham Greene - 1978 (Limited First Edition Society)

Smiley's People by John Le Carre - 1979 (limited first edition)

Mr. Moto's Three Aces by John P. Marquand - 1980 (Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers)

The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum - 1986 (signed first edition)

Franklin Mystery series titles:
The day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth - 1987
Ashenden (or British agent) by W. S. Maugham - 1987
The Ipcress File by Len Deighton - 1988
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carre - 1988
Thank You Mr. Moto and Mr. Moto is So Sorry by John P. Marquand - 1989
A Coffin For Dimitrios by Eric Ambler - 1990

Our Game by John Le Carre - 1995 (signed first edition)

Charity by Len Deighton - 1996 (signed first edition)

Hope by Len Deighton - 1996 (signed first edition)

Single & Single by John Le Carre - 1999 (signed first edition)

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