100 Best Spy Novels


The best spy novels from the 20th and 21st centuries.

1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy John le Carré


2. The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1) Robert Ludlum


3. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold John le Carré


4. The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe, #4) Tom Clancy


5. The Day of the Jackal Frederick Forsyth


6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) Stieg Larsson


7. Eye of the Needle Ken Follett


8. Smiley’s People John le Carré


9. American Assassin (Mitch Rapp, #1) Vince Flynn


10. The Odessa File Frederick Forsyth


11. Our Man in Havana Graham Greene


12. Patriot Games (Jack Ryan Universe, #2) Tom Clancy


13. Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, #1) Martin Cruz Smith


14. The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) Dan Brown


15. The Bourne Ultimatum (Jason Bourne, #3) Robert Ludlum


16. Clear and Present Danger (Jack Ryan Universe, #6) Tom Clancy


17. The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) Stieg Larsson


18. From Russia With Love (James Bond, #5) Ian Fleming


19. The Cardinal of the Kremlin (Jack Ryan Universe, #5) Tom Clancy


20. Red Storm Rising Tom Clancy


21. The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon, #1) Daniel Silva


22. The Honourable Schoolboy John le Carré


23. Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) Ian Fleming


24. The Russia House John le Carré


25. The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay, #1) John Buchan


26. The Eagle Has Landed (Liam Devlin, #1) Jack Higgins


27. Nonofficial Asset William Sewell


28. The Quiet American Graham Greene


29. Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1) Lee Child


30. A Perfect Spy John le Carré


31. The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1) James Morcan


32. The Charm School Nelson DeMille


33. Without Remorse (Jack Ryan Universe, #1) Tom Clancy


34. Absolute Power David Baldacci


35. Goldfinger (James Bond, #7) Ian Fleming


36. Memorial Day (Mitch Rapp, #7) Vince Flynn


37. Red Sparrow (Red Sparrow Trilogy #1) Jason Matthews


38. The Dogs of War Frederick Forsyth


39. The Sum of All Fears (Jack Ryan Universe, #7) Tom Clancy


40. Transfer of Power (Mitch Rapp, #3) Vince Flynn


41. Berlin Game (Bernard Samson, #1) Len Deighton


42. Separation of Power (Mitch Rapp, #5) Vince Flynn


43. The Little Drummer Girl John le Carré


44. The Faithful Spy (John Wells, #1) Alex Berenson


45. Portrait of a Spy (Gabriel Allon, #11) Daniel Silva


46. The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad


47. Six Days of the Condor James Grady


48. The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) James Morcan


49. The Tourist (The Tourist, #1) Olen Steinhauer


50. The Camel Club (Camel Club, #1) David Baldacci


51. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (James Bond, #11) Ian Fleming


52. The Bourne Trilogy (Jason Bourne, #1–3) Robert Ludlum


53. The English Assassin (Gabriel Allon, #2) Daniel Silva


54. Doctor No (James Bond, #6) Ian Fleming


55. I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1) Terry Hayes


56. Live and Let Die (James Bond, #2) Ian Fleming


57. The Third Option (Mitch Rapp, #4) Vince Flynn


58. The Fourth Protocol Frederick Forsyth


59. The Innocent (Will Robie, #1) David Baldacci


60. Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp, #8) Vince Flynn


61. In Pursuit of Platinum: The Shocking Secret of World War II Vic Robbie


62. The Tailor of Panama John le Carré


63. Plum Island (John Corey, #1) Nelson DeMille


64. The Ipcress File (Secret File, #1) Len Deighton


65. The Key to Rebecca Ken Follett


66. The Company Robert Littell


67. The Looking Glass War John le Carré


68. Shibumi Trevanian


69. Debt of Honor (Jack Ryan Universe, #8) Tom Clancy


70. One Shot (Jack Reacher, #9) Lee Child


71. Executive Orders (Jack Ryan Universe, #9) Tom Clancy


72. The Bourne Supremacy (Jason Bourne, #2) Robert Ludlum


73. The Defector (Gabriel Allon, #9) Daniel Silva


74. Night Soldiers (Night Soldiers, #1) Alan Furst


75. The Saladin Strategy Norm Clark


76. Tsunami Connection Michael James Gallagher


77. The Constant Gardener John le Carré


78. Extreme Measures (Mitch Rapp, #11) Vince Flynn


79. Mexico Set (Bernard Samson, #2) Len Deighton


80. Thunderball (James Bond, #9) Ian Fleming


81. The Fallen Angel (Gabriel Allon, #12) Daniel Silva


82. Call for the Dead (George Smiley, #1) John le Carré


83. The Orphan Uprising (The Orphan Trilogy, #3) James Morcan


84. Term Limits Vince Flynn


85. Die Trying (Jack Reacher, #2) Lee Child


86. Bad Luck and Trouble (Jack Reacher, #11) Lee Child


87. The Third Man Graham Greene


88. Moscow Rules (Gabriel Allon, #8) Daniel Silva


89. The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon, #10) Daniel Silva


90. The Last Man (Mitch Rapp, #13) Vince Flynn


91. The Foreign Correspondent (Night Soldiers, #9) Alan Furst


92. The Messenger (Gabriel Allon, #6) Daniel Silva


93. A Murder of Quality John le Carré


94. The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers


95. The Scarlet Pimpernel Emmuska Orczy


96. Red Rabbit (Jack Ryan Universe, #3) Tom Clancy


97. The Bourne Legacy (Jason Bourne, #4) Eric Van Lustbader


98. The Ministry of Fear Graham Greene


99. Up Country Nelson DeMille


100. 61 Hours (Jack Reacher, #14) Lee Child


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