Dead Drop – Letters in Spy Fiction and Reality Part 2

We are back with part 2 of our look at the letter in spy fiction and reality. Listen to part 1 here.

We talk about the novel to read if you want to imagine you’re a CIA analyst, the first techno-thriller and learn about how real spies are communicating right now! All that and much more in this episode.

I’m pleased to welcome back to the show critic and author Jeremy Duns.

Plus listen in for Alma Katsu, former member of the NSA and CIA and now spy author, as she weighs in on the future of the letter in spy operations.

Get a letter of your own from me. Email your address to lecarrecast [at] gmail [dot] com and I will send a spy letter of your very own.

The book A Private Spy: The Letters of John le Carré has just been released in the UK and we’ll be taking a look at that book once it’s released in the US in December.

Jeremy’s twitter – @JeremyDuns

Jeremy’s Website –

Jeff’s site –

Jeff’s twitter – @spywrite

Alma Katsu’s website is here.

Order her novel Red Widow here.

Pre-order her novel Red London here.

My interview with Alma for Spybrary is here.


More on Eric Ambler’s novels here.

More on Charles Mccarry’s The Miernick Dossier here.

More on Riddle of the Sands here.

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