Monday, 15 June 2009

Top 5 spy novels

The Wall Street Journal has listed its top five spy novels of all time, worth checking out if like me you’re a fan of this genre [hat tip Leighton Smith] – and since there’s two authors and four books I’ve never read, it’s given me some more good reading to look forward to.

How about letting us know your own favourites in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. John Buchan, The 39 Steps
    Sir Walter Scott, Redgauntlet
    Tony Cape, The Cambridge Theorem
    Ian Fleming, Goldfinger and The Spy Who Loved Me
    Alistair MacLean, The Secret Ways ( AKA The Last Frontier) and The Way To Dusty Death

    Scott is the template for Buchan: the outer reaches of Scotland, a man falsely accused, invading revolutionaries and thus the template for Hitchcock and what follows.


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