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Spy fiction (Genre/Form Term)

Preferred form: Spy fiction
Used for/see from:
  • Cloak and dagger fiction
  • Espionage fiction
See also:

Concise Oxford companion to English literature, via Oxford reference online, Nov. 7, 2012 (spy fiction: novels of espionage, intrigue and violence, in which secret agent heroes battle against villainous spies)

British crime writing : an encyclopedia, 2009: p. xxi (The dividing line between crime and espionage fiction is often hard to detect, and more strict delineations between genres are a relatively recent phenomenon; Espionage fiction, with its potentially wider canvas than crime novels, has been able to make more pertinent points about the society that produced it than most crime fiction; spy novel; spy story)

GSAFD, 2000 (Spy stories. Use for fiction dealing with espionage, secret agents, and secret service agencies. UF Spy novels; Espionage stories)

LCSH, Oct. 21, 2014 (Spy stories. UF Cloak and dagger fiction; Espionage stories; Spy novels; Spy thrillers; Thrillers, Spy)