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Reading list: 2018 Summer of Spies

Created by: Wanda's Book Reviews

Books: 96

1.
Slow Horses - Mick Herron
Slow Horses
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Dead Lions - Mick Herron
Dead Lions
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Real Tigers (Slough House) - Mick Herron
Real Tigers (Slough House)
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Spook Street (Slough House) - Mick Herron
Spook Street (Slough House)
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The Atrocity Archives - Charles Stross, Ken MacLeod
The Atrocity Archives
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The Jennifer Morgue - Charles Stross
The Jennifer Morgue
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Agent in Place - Helen MacInnes
Agent in Place
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The Annihilation Score (A Laundry Files Novel) - Charles Stross
The Annihilation Score (A Laundry Files Novel)
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The Apocalypse Codex - Charles Stross
The Apocalypse Codex
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Ashenden, or, The British Agent - William Somerset Maugham
Ashenden, or, The British Agent
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Assignment in Brittany - Helen MacInnes
Assignment in Brittany
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Berlin Game - Len Deighton
Berlin Game
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The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum
The Bourne Identity
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Carte Blanche - Jeffery Deaver
Carte Blanche
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Casino Royale - Ian Fleming
Casino Royale
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A Coffin for Dimitrios - Eric Ambler
A Coffin for Dimitrios
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The Company - Robert Littell
The Company
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The Constant Gardener - John le Carré
The Constant Gardener
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Crowned and Dangerous: A Royal Spyness Mystery - Rhys Bowen
Crowned and Dangerous: A Royal Spyness Mystery
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Dark Star: A Novel - Alan Furst
Dark Star: A Novel
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The Day of the Jackal - Frederick Forsyth
The Day of the Jackal
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Decoded: A Novel - Mai Jia
Decoded: A Novel
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A Delicate Truth - John le Carré
A Delicate Truth
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The Delirium Brief - Charles Stross
The Delirium Brief
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Destination Unknown - Agatha Christie
Destination Unknown
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Diamonds Are Forever - Ian Fleming
Diamonds Are Forever
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Die Twice - Andrew Grant
Die Twice
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Doctor No (James Bond, #6) - Ian Fleming
Doctor No (James Bond, #6)
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Epitaph for a Spy - Eric Ambler
Epitaph for a Spy
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Even - Andrew Grant
Even
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Your Face Tomorrow, Vol. 1: Fever and Spear - Javier Marías, Margaret Jull Costa
Your Face Tomorrow, Vol. 1: Fever and Spear
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For Your Eyes Only - Ian Fleming
For Your Eyes Only
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From Russia With Love - Ian Fleming
From Russia With Love
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The Fuller Memorandum - Charles Stross
The Fuller Memorandum
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Goldfinger - Ian Fleming
Goldfinger
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The Gun Seller - Hugh Laurie
The Gun Seller
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The Hanged Man - P.N. Elrod
The Hanged Man
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Heirs and Graces - Rhys Bowen
Heirs and Graces
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Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen
Her Royal Spyness
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The Human Factor - Graham Greene
The Human Factor
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Ian Fleming - Andrew Lycett
Ian Fleming
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The Informer - Liam O'Flaherty
The Informer
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The Ipcress File - Len Deighton
The Ipcress File
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Istanbul Passage - Joseph Kanon
Istanbul Passage
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Journey Into Fear - Eric Ambler
Journey Into Fear
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Kim - Rudyard Kipling
Kim
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Last Temptation of Bond (The) (Robert Kroetsch Ser... - Kimmy Beach
Last Temptation of Bond (The) (Robert Kroetsch Series)
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A Legacy of Spies - John le Carré
A Legacy of Spies
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Live and Let Die - Ian Fleming
Live and Let Die
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London Rules (Slough House) - Mick Herron
London Rules (Slough House)
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Los Alamos - Joseph Kanon
Los Alamos
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Malice at the Palace - Rhys Bowen
Malice at the Palace
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The Man Who Was Thursday - G.K. Chesterton
The Man Who Was Thursday
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The Man With the Golden Gun - Ian Fleming
The Man With the Golden Gun
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The Moneypenny Diaries: Guardian Angel - Kate Westbrook, Samantha Weinberg
The Moneypenny Diaries: Guardian Angel
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The Moneypenny Diaries: Secret Servant - Kate Westbrook, Samantha Weinberg
The Moneypenny Diaries: Secret Servant
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Moonraker - Ian Fleming
Moonraker
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More Harm Than Good - Andrew Grant
More Harm Than Good
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Murder in Mesopotamia - Agatha Christie
Murder in Mesopotamia
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N or M? - Agatha Christie
N or M?
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Naughty In Nice - Rhys Bowen
Naughty In Nice
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Night Heron - Adam Brookes
Night Heron
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The Nightmare Stacks - Charles Stross
The Nightmare Stacks
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Octopussy & the Living Daylights - Ian Fleming
Octopussy & the Living Daylights
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On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service - Rhys Bowen
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Ian Fleming
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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Other Paths to Glory - Anthony Price
Other Paths to Glory
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Our Man in Havana - Graham Greene
Our Man in Havana
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Passenger to Frankfurt - Agatha Christie
Passenger to Frankfurt
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Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short S... - Ian Fleming
Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories
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Queen of Hearts - Rhys Bowen
Queen of Hearts
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The Quiet American - Graham Greene
The Quiet American
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Red Harvest - Dashiell Hammett
Red Harvest
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Restless - William Boyd
Restless
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The Rhesus Chart - Charles Stross
The Rhesus Chart
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The Riddle of the Sands - Erskine Childers, Milton Bearden
The Riddle of the Sands
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Royal Blood - Rhys Bowen
Royal Blood
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Royal Flush - Rhys Bowen
Royal Flush
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A Royal Pain - Rhys Bowen
A Royal Pain
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The Secret Adversary - Agatha Christie
The Secret Adversary
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The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad
The Secret Agent
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The Seven Dials Mystery - Agatha Christie
The Seven Dials Mystery
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Seventeen Moments of Spring - Yulian Semyonov, Юлиан Семёнов
Seventeen Moments of Spring
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Smiley's People - John le Carré
Smiley's People
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The Spy Who Came In from the Cold - John le Carré
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
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The Spy Who Loved Me - Ian Fleming
The Spy Who Loved Me
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Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan
Sweet Tooth
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A Taste for Death - Peter O'Donnell
A Taste for Death
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They Came to Baghdad - Agatha Christie
They Came to Baghdad
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The Thirty-Nine Steps - John Buchan
The Thirty-Nine Steps
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Thunderball - Ian Fleming
Thunderball
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - John le Carré
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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The Twelve Clues of Christmas - Rhys Bowen
The Twelve Clues of Christmas
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The Troubled Man - Henning Mankell
The Troubled Man
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Wanderer - Sterling Hayden
Wanderer
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96.
You Only Live Twice - Ian Fleming
You Only Live Twice
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Comments

Comments:
BrokenTune
What fabulous list! I look forward to reading how you like them all ... and I am really curious about your take on Our Man in Havana. :D
BrokenTune
Oh, and I recommend you find some wine to help with Passenger to Frankfurt and many of the Bonds. On second thought, something stronger may be called for. Here's a fab recipe for a gin martini (which to me sounds better than a Vesper):

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/mar/17/how-make-dry-martini-roger-moore-way-james-bond
Wanda's Book Reviews
Thank you! I managed to draw blood the other night while slicing up limes for my G&T, so I need something which doesn't require sharp things!
BrokenTune
Oh, please make sure that no sharp objects are close by when you start Passenger to Frankfurt. ;)
Wanda's Book Reviews
I promise to be very cautious! I'll limit myself to wine while reading that one!
BrokenTune
For that one, seriously, take the gin. You'll need it.
Wanda's Book Reviews
Bahahahaha! Gin it is!
Moonlight Madness
That is a terrible book.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Ooooh yes. That one definitely requires gin. Straight, no chaser. Or even vodka ... as high proof as you can get.

ETA: You may also want to have some of that stuff handy for "Destination Unknown". Not quite as bad as "Passenger to Frankfurt", but definitely high on the eyeroll factor (and decidedly more so than "N or M?", which I'm not a huge fan of, either).
BrokenTune
Absolutely. Destination Unknown might improve slightly, tho, if read straight after PtF. Also, you might still benefit from that gin buzz. ;)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
True. :D
Moonlight Madness
Great list! I may join you with some Eric Ambler, Graham Greene & John LeCarre! BrokenTune did an Adventures in Greene-land project a couple of years ago, and I really enjoyed the posts!
Wanda's Book Reviews
I'll be on the lookout for your thoughts. I've never read LeCarre and I think its about time.
BrokenTune
Depending on timing I may also be up for some Le Carre, Ambler, MacInnes, and the Hugh Laurie one. :D
Wanda's Book Reviews
Oh, fun! I'll try to stay alert to both of your postings!
BrokenTune
Grand!

@MR - That Greene-land Project was a lot of fun. He was a great writer, and the books Wanda picked of his are all three examples of Greene at his best.
Moonlight Madness
There is something very appealing about Cold War spy fic right now. I think it's because the world made sense to me back then, and today Trump is in the White House, and is selling the country to oligarch who will pay him the most for it.
BrokenTune
There is also an aspect of knowing that, in the end, there was a resolution mingled with the hope that the current state of affairs is headed towards a similar path. Tho, .... Trump, May, etc. Ugh... How long until your next election?
Moonlight Madness
4-fucking-ever.

Or 2020. Whichever comes first.
Char's Horror Corner
Wow, this is a huge list! You're sure to find something entertaining that you like. Enjoy!
Wanda's Book Reviews
More choices = something being available when I need it! Plus I like choice. :)
Moonlight Madness
I think I am stealing your idea. The Summer of Spies sounds great - it's sort of mystery focused, but I need a bit of a break from the classic mystery.
Wanda's Book Reviews
Steal away! I'm willing to share the fun. :)
BrokenTune
Wanda, btw, if you grow tired of the Bond stories (not saying you will, but I remember wanting to hit Fleming with a shovel on numerous occasions...), there is a different take on the world of Bond in The Moneypenny Diaries.

I revisited them earlier this month:
http://brokentune.booklikes.com/post/1665281/the-moneypenny-diaries
Wanda's Book Reviews
I noticed that you were reading that! I will definitely keep them in mind. :) Thank you.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
As of yesterday, book 1 of these is sitting on my (physical) TBR, too ...
BrokenTune
Yay! I'm really curious what you make of it.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
I have a feeling this won't have a chance to slide very far down that TBR ladder before being picked up and read, seeing as it nicely ticks off not only this but also the "women writers" reading project.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
OK, I have some Le Carré, Greene, and Ambler on my TBR. Also possibly Len Deighton. I guess that means I'm in as well?
Wanda's Book Reviews
Yay! Espionage is us.

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