Best Spy Fiction

List of the Month
Setembro 2022 (see all)
Descrição
Cloak and dagger... secrets and spies... the world of espionage is full of thrilling tales. Our List of the Month this September is devoted to the Best Spy Fiction. Each participant may vote on ten titles. Please only downvote titles if they do not fit the theme.
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5,407 membros
189 críticas
½ 3.5
22 Members
janoorani24, cpg, paradoxosalpha, charl08, troutstreamman, Sensory, Cecrow, amanda4242, cbl_tn, questbird, celerydog, paulmdh, perennialreader, petralex, gypsysmom, noveltea, citizencane, DebbiMack, Patricia.Ralston, Deborama, BGNorris, RMSpencer
Explicações
paradoxosalpha: Seminal man-on-the-run thriller featuring German spies in England on the eve of the Great War (written as English war propaganda, I think).
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5,373 membros
140 críticas
3.9
15 Members
paradoxosalpha, kleo, troutstreamman, Sensory, Cecrow, PitcherBooks, stephenis, sturlington, celerydog, perennialreader, noveltea, mfvetter, DebbiMack, AnaraGuard, RMSpencer
Explicações
paradoxosalpha: The quintessential black comedy of Cold War espionage.
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4,507 membros
66 críticas
4.2
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7,023 membros
121 críticas
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4,838 membros
387 críticas
½ 4.3
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1,734 membros
74 críticas
3.9
11 Members
janoorani24, parlerodermime, dewasus1, PitcherBooks, sturlington, Bookish59, AbigailAdams26, barefootsong, johnsconklin, AnaraGuard, SueHerbine,BGNorris
Explicações
SueHerbine: Love this book! Have re read it several times and it is always enjoyable.
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8,060 membros
181 críticas
4
10
11,310 membros
117 críticas
4
11
6,357 membros
253 críticas
½ 3.5
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9,901 membros
155 críticas
3.8
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8,836 membros
192 críticas
4
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1,165 membros
33 críticas
3.9
15
4,007 membros
73 críticas
3.8
8 Members
Minthe, abbottthomas, cwc790411, questbird, paulmdh, Bookish59, MichaelLynnSr, cleed
Explicações
questbird: Espionage in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
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1,770 membros
106 críticas
3.8
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2,533 membros
27 críticas
4.2
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1,498 membros
42 críticas
4.1
6 Members
karenb, viking2917, adamhindman, paradoxosalpha, lottpoet, djriave
Explicações
paradoxosalpha: The best espionage-with-supernatural-occultism story I've read, strongly rooted in 20th-century (and earlier) historical events.
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3,820 membros
63 críticas
3.8
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4,552 membros
164 críticas
½ 3.3
6 Members
paradoxosalpha, Cecrow, petralex, Bookish59, cleed, KitKatOtaku
Explicações
paradoxosalpha: The novel's anti-hero is a forger in the regular employ of state intelligence agencies. A story about the 19th-century invention of modern anti-semitism.
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405 membros
20 críticas
4.1
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7,071 membros
169 críticas
3.8
23
2,015 membros
100 críticas
½ 4.3
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5,202 membros
87 críticas
½ 3.6
25
2,923 membros
42 críticas
½ 3.7
26
4,290 membros
218 críticas
4.1
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2,410 membros
121 críticas
½ 3.7
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1,131 membros
41 críticas
3.8
5 Members
janoorani24, dewasus1, PitcherBooks, AbigailAdams26, SueHerbine
Explicações
SueHerbine: Great book of my favorite character.
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862 membros
22 críticas
3.8
5 Members
dewasus1, Bookish59, ahef1963, AbigailAdams26, SueHerbine
Explicações
SueHerbine: Dorothy Gillman never dissapoints and Mrs. Pollifax is a perfect spy!
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1,031 membros
34 críticas
½ 3.7
5 Members
paradoxosalpha, pitjrw, troutstreamman, amanda4242, noveltea
Explicações
paradoxosalpha: A brace of short stories that largely invented the genre, with tropes that have survived into today's spy fiction. Vivid with more than a little autobiographical sourcing.
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5,313 membros
90 críticas
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4 Members
birder4106, peterveen, tommi180744, MichaelLynnSr
Explicações
tommi180744: Riveting central character (the assassin) & storyline reads as if fact not fiction.
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1,336 membros
39 críticas
½ 3.7
4 Members
Euryale, paradoxosalpha, abbottthomas, peterveen
Explicações
paradoxosalpha: An excellent example of the two features that attract me to this genre: epistemological ambiguity and moral compromise.
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3,800 membros
48 críticas
½ 3.6
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5,357 membros
93 críticas
4
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2,597 membros
68 críticas
½ 3.6
4 Members
questbird, petralex, peterveen, Yuki-Onna
Explicações
questbird: Messing about with boats meets pre-WW1 espionage
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845 membros
19 críticas
½ 3.7
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807 membros
33 críticas
3.8
38
3,934 membros
154 críticas
3.9
4 Members
aprille, pitjrw, questbird, sturlington
Explicações
questbird: Triple agent in the Vietnam War and beyond.
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3,414 membros
44 críticas
½ 3.6
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2,504 membros
71 críticas
3.8
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293 membros
1 crítica
½ 4.3
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2,955 membros
49 críticas
3.8
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2,152 membros
66 críticas
3.9
4 Members
tardis, adamhindman, paradoxosalpha, PitcherBooks,
Explicações
paradoxosalpha: The James Bond legend serves as a basis for eldritch thaumaturgy in the context of 21st-century espionage.
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352 membros
24 críticas
3.9
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988 membros
35 críticas
3.9
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12,878 membros
338 críticas
4.1
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813 membros
48 críticas
½ 3.5
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182 membros
2 críticas
4
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916 membros
21 críticas
3.9
50
3,403 membros
47 críticas
3.8
51
1,073 membros
25 críticas
3.9
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902 membros
23 críticas
3.8
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525 membros
17 críticas
3.9
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895 membros
28 críticas
3.8
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1,925 membros
48 críticas
½ 3.4
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839 membros
18 críticas
½ 3.6
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1,648 membros
32 críticas
½ 3.7
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3,787 membros
64 críticas
3.8
59
1,563 membros
36 críticas
3.9
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293 membros
3 críticas
3
3 Members
hipdeep, Cecrow, ManWithAnAgenda,
Explicações
Cecrow: Nice! I forgot about this one. A few others in the series would qualify as well.
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1,571 membros
47 críticas
3.9
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13 membros
5 críticas
3.9
2 Members
Bookish59, Maryka
Explicações
Maryka: Based on the true story of Toto Koopman, arguably the first woman to spy for the British.
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2,429 membros
31 críticas
½ 3.5
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1,011 membros
57 críticas
3.9
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102 membros
6 críticas
½ 3.6
2 Members
VivienneR, RBeffa
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2,750 membros
49 críticas
½ 3.6
2 Members
BookWallah, cbl_tn
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1,848 membros
50 críticas
3.8
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634 membros
30 críticas
4.2
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6,316 membros
38 críticas
½ 3.7
2 Members
hipdeep, daisyfly,
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2,996 membros
206 críticas
4.1
2 Members
Morphidae, PitcherBooks,
Explicações
Morphidae: Urban fantasy espionage with a British dry wit. The book description also describes it well, "... for readers who like their espionage with a dollop of purple slime, or their supernatural thrillers with an agenda and a pencil skirt."
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1,136 membros
61 críticas
½ 3.7
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76 membros
13 críticas
4.2
73
779 membros
15 críticas
½ 3.3
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1,049 membros
46 críticas
½ 3.7
75
1,139 membros
56 críticas
½ 3.7
2 Members
VivienneR, RBeffa
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489 membros
37 críticas
3.9
2 Members
karenb, barefootsong,
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358 membros
18 críticas
½ 3.5
2 Members
Aquila, karenb,
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4,448 membros
141 críticas
½ 3.6
Member
Ling.Lass
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2,427 membros
49 críticas
½ 3.7
Member
EMS_24
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888 membros
16 críticas
½ 3.3
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454 membros
13 críticas
3.2
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315 membros
9 críticas
½ 3.7
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269 membros
17 críticas
½ 3.5
Member
kleo
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174 membros
12 críticas
½ 3.3
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26 membros
1 crítica
½ 3.3
Member
ahef1963
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15 membros
1 crítica
87
2,930 membros
55 críticas
½ 3.6
2 Members
cbl_tn, elkiedee,
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2,964 membros
42 críticas
½ 3.6
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1,532 membros
40 críticas
½ 3.6
Member
kleo
90
737 membros
17 críticas
3.9
Member
pitjrw
91
318 membros
3 críticas
½ 3.4
Member
paulmdh
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139 membros
8 críticas
4
Member
elkiedee
93
833 membros
11 críticas
½ 3.5
2 Members
Euryale, gypsysmom,
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6,207 membros
225 críticas
4.1
2 Members
aprille, celerydog,
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28,965 membros
460 críticas
½ 4.3
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1,124 membros
35 críticas
½ 3.4
Member
Sarielle
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456 membros
35 críticas
3.8
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369 membros
10 críticas
½ 3.7
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326 membros
8 críticas
3.9
100
174 membros
15 críticas
½ 3.6
Member
paradoxosalpha
Explicações
paradoxosalpha: A a sprawling novel featuring Aleister Crowley's role in the British interrogation of Rudolf Hess as a sort of psycho-social asymptote.