In honour of Augustus’s underground activities, if you like Napoleonic era spies, you’ll probably like….
– Joanna Bourne’s The Spymaster’s Lady, which does a wonderful job showing us the perspective of a French agent;
– Tracy Grant’s Charles & Melanie books, Beneath a Silent Moon and Secrets of a Lady, and her more recent Suzanne & Malcolm books, Vienna Waltz and Imperial Scandal, all featuring a husband and wife spy team with sometimes conflicting loyalties;
– Julia Quinn’s To Catch an Heiress, which features some great comic spying;
– anything with Bernard Cornwell’s Richard Sharpe
in it (although Sharpe may not spy himself, he certainly encounters quite a few during his time in the Peninsula);
– and, of course, that demmed elusive Pimpernel.
Which Napoleonic spy-based novels would you recommend?