Spies have existed since the world began. Humans create conflict. People take sides. To win, one must undercut the other. Thus, espionage is born. It forms the basis of many popular franchises, from the Borne movies to James Bond. From back alley dealings in Tudor times to Russian informants in the Cold War, fictional and historical figures have learned suspicion.

In this issue of Femnista, we explore the spies and sleuths who made an impression. We hope you will find old favorites… and new fascinations.


Arriving in Paradise, by Caitlin Horton

Paul Milner: The Everyday Sleuth, by Kirsty Pearce

All The Wrong Things: The Man Who Knew Too Much, by Jessica Prescott

Men of Honor: General Washington and Major AndrΓ©, by Charity Bishop

Marvel’s Agent Carter: We Know Our Value, by Eva-Joy Schonhaar

Aphra Behn: The Unsuccessful Spy, by Scarlett Grant

Where Eagles Dare, by Rachel Kovaciny

Mission: Accomplished, by Rachel Sexton

Macgyver: A Childhood Hero, by Carissa Horton

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