"James Michael Rogers" firstname.lastname@example.org brief897 wrote:
Am I the only HB spy dude left in the room?
I like Alan Furst's period spy novels. The spying is so oblique or atmospheric in some cases, it may be hard to convince some folks they are actual Spy novels.
Perhaps my favorite contemporary author (at the moment, anyway) in the genre is Charles McCarry.
And although prolific, some of the best Cold War spy writing I continually return to is the Sam Durrell series by Edward S. Aarons. I'm reading ASSIGNMENT: BURMA GIRL (1961) right now. Excellent stuff. I think if this novel were published now as a new book with no "series stigma" attached, critics would hail it as an excellent piece of writing in the genre.
- Duane www.pulprack.com
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