My name is Mark Simmons; welcome to my website. I’m a writer of espionage books, both fiction and non-fiction. My first book about Ian Fleming, Ian Fleming & Operation Golden Eye: Keeping Spain out of World War II, was favourably reviewed in the New York Times and was followed in 2020 by Ian Fleming’s War: The Inspiration for 007.

For many years I have also run an online book shop selling a wide range of second-hand titles. Visit my eBay store to see the full range.


You can purchase the full range of my espionage books and other titles in my new online shop. From my fiction novels to my non-fiction titles, all can be purchased directly from myself. Kindle books also available via a link to Amazon.

As well as selling my own titles, I also have an array of second-hand espionage books and other titles by other authors available to buy. Visit my online shop via the button below and start browsing the various categories of second-hand books. 

Latest Release

By Mark Simmons

Rob Nicolson reluctant MI5 agent returns with his  girlfriend Caroline from Spain, he is going to resign and they plan to open a book shop somewhere rural away from London. However the Director of the ‘firm’ MI5 Leo Hawthorne convinces him to take on just ‘one more job’ which sets Rob on his latest adventure. This is the IV of the Rob Nicolson books following on from Operation Flamenco.

My latest blog posts

Obrigado Portugal

Portuguese rights of Ian Fleming and Operation Golden Eye sold by Casemate well done to the publisher. Chapter Ten is devoted to the espionage war in Portugal during WWII fought between the Allies and the Axis in the neutral country. Also both sides coveted the...

Rob Nicolson Returns

Due out soon the IV of the Rob Nicolson books Roundabout following on from Operation Flamenco although like all the Rob Nicolson books it is a stand alone. In this book he takes on the Criminal Golden Circle hell bent on world domination the action moves from the...


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