Spy Games – Before I Kill You, Mister Spy

Every so often I'll be highlighting some of the spy games I've picked up from various second hand stores over the years. I haven't played most of these yet, as finding willing spy game participants can be tricky, but I'm hoping to road test some of these as the kids get older. Before I Kill …

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Joe Country – Jackson Lamb 6 / Slough House 6 news

I had a feeling! As soon as I read the term "joe country" in his novel Spook Street, I knew that was a book title. Well, information is now out there on the next Slough House book and it's called Joe Country. Reading the description, things are sounding even more dire for the slow horses than usual. Here's …

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The Literary Review – John le Carré issue

The Literary Review, a quarterly publication by Fairleigh Dickinson University, dedicated their Winter issue in 2015 to fiction and poems that the editors felt in some way invoked the writings of John le Carré. Minna Proctor, the issue’s editor, refers to the issue as an experiment, and as such, I'd mark it as an interesting …

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Spy Games – Spy Quest

Every so often I'll be highlighting some of the spy games I've picked up from various second hand stores over the years. I haven't played most of these yet, as finding willing spy game participants can be tricky, but I'm hoping to road test some of these as the kids get older. Now here's a …

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Broken Covers – John Creasey Part Two

Publishers are always looking to refresh the backlist of authors and sell more copies. In the 70’s the beautiful painted book covers went out of fashion and photo covers came into vogue. The UK publisher Fontana had paperback rights to many of the well known thriller writers of the time like Desmond Bagley, Alastair Maclean, …

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Ghostly Spy Radio Station

As fall and Halloween are a spooky time of the year, I had to share this creepy spy story I read. A couple of years back the BBC posted a really fascinating article on a shortwave radio station that has been broadcasting since the Cold War. It plays a mysterious droning noise which is only …

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Spy Halloween

It's the time of year when everyone is raiding their closet to come up with a great costume for Halloween. In order to help everyone out in this endeavor I've come up with the following list of characters and tips to make a great last minute costume. James Bond - The classic spy costume. Just …

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