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Listed: Female Spys and Secret Agents

So. I haven’t raved much about Arthur Slade’s Hunchback books much lately on my blog have I? I’ve recently finished reading the third Hunchback book, but am waiting until Rachel finishes it as well so we can write a blog post together. So lieu of an actual blog post about it, today I am listing ten female spies and secret agents (as Octavia from the Hunchback books is one of the most awesome of female characters, and a secret agent to boot).

  1. Octavia in Arthur Slade’s The Hunchback Assignments. Originally Published 2009. LT
  2. Cameron Morgan, Liz Sutton, Bex Baxter, Macey McHenry and more in Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls. Originally Published 2006. LT
  3. Amy Balcourt in Lauren Willig’s Secret History Of The Pink Carnation. Originally Published 2005. LT
  4. Mary Quinn in Y.S. Lee’s A Spy in the House. Originally Published 2010. LT
  5. Charlotte Gray in Sebastian C. Faulks’s Charlotte Gray. Originally Published 1998. LT
  6. Olivia Joules in Helen Fielding’s Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination. Originally Published 2004. LT
  7. Jane Nichols in Maureen Tan’s A.K.A. Jane. Originally Published 1997. LT
  8. Harriet in Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy. Originally Published 1964. LT
  9. Emily Pollifax in ‘s The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax. Originally Published 1966. LT
  10. Modesty Blaise in Peter O’Donnell’s Modesty Blaise. Originally Published 1965. LT

What female spies and secret agents do you love?


Do you like this feature? You should also check out Librarian’s Book Reviews’ Listless Monday, A Bookshelf Monstrosity’s Books By A Theme and Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog’s Birdwatching.

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 7:23 am June 13, 2011.
Category: Listed

  • Sassymonkey

    Love this list! You know I have a soft spot for female spies. Though I’d probably be more inclined to list Jane than Amy for Pink Carnation.