10 Books Based On Real Female Spies

10 Books Based On Real Female Spies

Here’s a list of 10 books based on real female spies – most fiction, a few non fiction and one memoir

The Spy by Paulo Coelho

This book is a deviation from Coelho’s conventional philosophical style. It’s a fictionized version of Mata Hari’s story.

Queen of Spies by Paddy Hayes

This non fiction is an account of spy Daphne Park’s life and tryst with British Secret Intelligence Services during the Cold War.

Spy Princess by Shrabani Basu

Noor Inayat Khan, the protagonist of this prodigious novel, was an underground spy for thr British in France.

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

This book follows the journey of a young Black woman, Marie torn between love and duty, as she ventures to take down Thomas Sankara.

A Woman of No Importance

Virginia Hall was one of the most formidable Allied spies during the second world war. The Gestapo wildly feared her, and said that she was the most dangerous Allied spy.

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

This historical fiction follows two stories of two women brough together in unlikely circumstances, but here we focus on Eve Gardiner.

Code Name Helene

This follows an Australian expat living in France called Nancy. Soon after her marriage, Nancy assumes the identity of Lucienne, and begins smuggling people across the border.

The Invisible Woman by Erika Robuck

This is another book on the remarkable woman, Virginia Hall. The story remains the same, but this time around, the perspective is different.

The Spy mistress

This book is the story of Elizabeth Van Lew, who helped massively in the creation of the Richmond Underground. She then helped prisoners escape from Libby Prison.

A Most Clever Girl

This ambitious book is an attempt to recreate the life of Elizabeth Bentley, a double agent for America and Russia during the Cold War.

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