Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Spies & Secret Agents: Mystery Readers Journal (Volume 34:2)

The second issue of Mystery Readers Journal: Spies & Secret Agents (Volume 34:2) is available now as a PDF and hardcopy.  Buy this back issue! Available in hardcopy or as a downloadable PDF.

Below is the Table of Contents, as well as some sample articles from the new issue.

Buy this issue! Available in hardcopy or as a downloadable PDF.


  • The Myth of Mata Hari by Michael Kurland
  • Into the Deep with Literary Spymaster John le Carr√© by Kay Kendall
  • I Spy: A Contributor Remembers Espionage Magazine by Josh Pachter
  • Adding Spies to Life: The Truth About George Smiley by S. Subramanian


  • How the Heck Do You Write a Cozy Spy Series? by Anne Louise Bannon
  • Spies on our Streets by Rona Bell
  • Tanner Comes in from the Cold by Lawrence Block
  • My Brush with Spying by Rhys Bowen
  • Why Spies? by Diana Chambers
  • The Spy Choice: Real or Fantasy by Michael Chandos
  • Secret Agent Superheroes by O’Neil De Noux
  • Of Course I Love Spies, I Was A Reporter by Dan Fesperman
  • Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Secret Agent? by Simon R. Green
  • Writing the Wrong: Getting Into the Head of Assassin Characters by Gary Grossman and Ed Fuller
  • The KGB Convinced Me to Write Spy Novels by Howard Kaplan
  • Femme Vitales by Anna Lee Huber
  • Try Not to Tell Secrets by Arthur Kerns
  • London Spy—Fact and Fiction by Gay Toltl Kinman
  • Come Spy With Me by Gayle Lynds
  • The Secrets of Arisaig House by Susan Elia MacNeal
  • It’s All in a Day’s Work… But Not That You’re Supposed to Know It by Adrian Magson
  • Is the Spy a Feminist? by Jessica Mann
  • Spy vs. Me by Terrence P. McCauley
  • Spies and the Collision of Fact and Fiction by S. Lee Manning
  • My New Adventure by Anne Perry
  • Keeping It in the Family by G.B. Pool
  • A Crowded Field by Bill Rapp
  • The Perfect Cover by Michael Rose
  • I Spy a Mystery Series for Young Readers! by Linda Joy Singleton
  • How My Diary as a DC Intern Turned into My Mystery Novel Debut by Peter Stone
  • Secrets from Room 40 by E.J. Wagner


  • Murder in Retrospect: Reviews by Sandi Herron, Lesa Holstine, Robert Mangeot and L.J. Roberts
  • The Children’s Hour: Spies and Secret Agents by Gay Toltl Kinman
  • Crime Seen: Cold War Classics by Kate Derie
  • The Real Spies by Cathy Pickens
  • From the Editor’s Desk by Janet A. Rudolph

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