My Favourite Spy Novels

A Listmania! list by David Craggs (CT USA)
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The Honourable Schoolboy
1.  The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carré
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  "Le Carre's masterpiece and one of the best novels from the last fifty years. 'Schoolboy' is the middle book in the Smiley triology but it works equally well as a stand alone - brilliant!"
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The Ipcress File
2.  The Ipcress File by Len Deighton
The list author says:
  "I love this book. The dialogue is priceless. The novel that launched Deighton and still his best."
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Typhoon
3.  Typhoon by Charles Cumming
The list author says:
  "Cummings is the best of the new breed and this is destined to become a classic. Le Carre's successor."
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From Russia with Love
4.  From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
The list author says:
  "The best in the series by a country mile. Fleming was at his peak when he wrote this."
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Spies of the Balkans
5.  Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst
The list author says:
  "Furst is the spiritual successor to Eric Ambler and this is one of his best. Atmospheric and lyrical."
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A Loyal Spy
6.  A Loyal Spy by Simon Conway
The list author says:
  "A tale of for our times - literate and spell binding. A phenemenal piece of work."
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The Dying Light
7.  The Dying Light by Henry Porter
The list author says:
  "Chilling look into the future. Topical, informative and thrilling."
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Berlin Noir ('March Violets', 'The Pale Criminal' and 'A German Requiem') (Penguin Crime/Mystery)
8.  Berlin Noir ('March Violets', 'The Pale Criminal' and 'A German Requiem') (Penguin Crime/Mystery) by Philip Kerr
The list author says:
  "The first three episodes in the fantastic Gunter series. Chandleresque in the extreme."
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Sabre Tooth (Modesty Blaise)
9.  Sabre Tooth (Modesty Blaise) by Peter O'Donnell
The list author says:
  "Second and best of the Blaise books. Swings like the '60s"
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The Ninth Directive
10.  The Ninth Directive by Adam Hall
The list author says:
  "The best of the Quiller books and that's saying something!"
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