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Spy Stories and Tales of Intrigue

From George Smiley to Jason Bourne and every flavor of secret agent in between, ThriftBooks offers the best in spy stories and tales of intrigue. Browse our extensive selection to explore the dark worlds of international politics, ancient rituals, elusive killers and more.

Find the Best Spy Novels at ThriftBooks

Spy books have long been a world-favorite literature genre and for a good reason. The best spy and thriller books are engaging, suspenseful, full of intrigue, and bated with secrets almost every time you turn a page. What's not to love about a good spy book series?

At ThriftBooks, you'd be hard-pressed to run out of fabulous spy novels that keep you on the edge of your seat with unexpected turns, surprising characters, and all of the secret plots you can handle! We have millions of used and new titles available for huge discounts.

The Best Spy Stories Online

The best spy books focus on the moral or personal issues of the protagonist. Although the villains and capers are necessary for these books, the heart of these stories is the stealthy way the protagonist discovers shocking secrets.

The reader witnesses characters who constantly wrestle with questions like, "Do the ends justify the means?" and "Am I doing the right thing?"

The best spies are the ones who question their own motives and hold themselves accountable. Such is the thread that ties the best spy stories together.

Some of the most popular subcategories and subgenres for spy novels include:

  • Thrillers
  • Suspense
  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Science fiction
  • Technothrillers
  • Mystery
  • Action
  • Psychological thrillers
  • Historical thrillers
  • Adventure

At ThriftBooks, we have books from these subgenres and more in a wide variety of formats, including paperbacks, hardcovers, mass-market paperbacks, library bindings, large prints, and more.

Best Spy Books: Best-Sellers

The best spy thriller books of all time are available at ThriftBooks. Whether you're in the mood for a suspenseful tale of intrigue or you want a lighter book with comical twists and turns, you're in luck.

We carry best-selling titles like Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, Jack Reacher: The Enemy by Lee Child, Hell's Corner by David Baldacci, and The Brethren by John Grisham.

Investigate along as an ordinary man stretches the limits of morality and justice to become a CIA legend in Without Remorse by Tom Clancy.

Witness the crafty illusion of a brilliant psychopathic killer hunted by an unorthodox detective with a personal interest in stopping the murderer in The Midnight Club by James Patterson. He is also the author of the celebrated novel Along Came a Spider.

The best spy novels deliver clever sleuthing and secrets of crime again and again for readers of all ages.

ThriftBooks Deals on the Best Spy Thriller Novels

ThriftBooks currently has over 1,100 of the best spy books ever written available with greater discounts as part of our ThriftBooks Deals collection!

These books have won the hearts and minds of millions of readers and are eligible for discounts that will help you fill your cart with plenty of exciting titles.

Shop for Spy Books Online at ThriftBooks

ThriftBooks is the largest online independent used book seller in the world. In addition to offering brand-new book titles, we also sell new and used DVDs, new CDs and vinyl, and new and used video games.

Our expansive collection of titles reaches far beyond spy novels. It includes everything from IndieBound books, textbooks, and inspirational titles to classics, best-selling horror stories, health and fitness guides, cookbooks, and self-help books, in addition to hundreds of others.

Our goal is for all readers to read more and spend less! That's why we offer the best titles at the lowest prices. Sign up for our ReadingRewards program and earn free books, too.

Whether you've been an avid fan of spy books for decades or you're looking to try a new genre, ThriftBooks has something for everyone.

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