Deighton Dossier

Welcome to the Deighton Dossier


Len Deighton’s is a world of secret spies and not-so secret betrayal; heroism in war and the battle of the sexes; big-time crooks and small-time villains; swinging sixties London and the drab uniformity of East Berlin. It's also a world of cuisine and gastronomy, military history and the terror of war.

This is a website about all this and more found in the work of one of the world’s leading thriller and spy novel writers. A mini-renaissance of Len followed Harper Collins's decision to re-issue his books with new introductions by the author and 2014 saw the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the film of Len's first - and arguably most famous - book, The Ipcress File. 

This site is still the only comprehensive and regularly updated website about Len Deighton's works on the Internet. Content is added over time to make it even more comprehensive. Check out the accompanying Deighton Dossier blog for the latest news and information about Len, his works and the spy thriller genre more widely