Literary agent for espionage and commercial fiction

Deborah Grosvenor is now director at Kneerim & Williams at Fish & Richardson, Washington office.

See my list of literary agents and agencies that handle commercial fiction such as: espionage, suspense, thrillers, mystery and more.


  1. Although beginning my academic career as an English major, I am currently a well-published clinical microbiologist with contributions in many sectors of the scientific literature including peer-reviewed papers, chapters, serious medical communications, and promotional advertising copy. The majority of my academic and practical experience has been in the clinical microbiology, immunology, and infectious diseases sectors.

    After serving recently as a consultant in ID to the Montgomery County Department of Public Health on a pandemic influenza program, I became interested in using what information was currently available (including the well publicized flu vaccine contamination in the UK ) as the basis for a truly relevant contribution to the bioterrorism/BT-preparedness fiction literature genre.

    I also would like to discuss some conceptual ideas for what I think be a blockbuster for a combined teenage/adult audience .I would be interested in speaking with you and/or the appropriate members of your staff to determine whether you might be interested in representing me. Can we set up a time for a brief teleconference? I look forward to hearing from you.


    Dr. M. Dickman

    Michael D. Dickman, Ph.D.
    702 Willowmere Lane
    Ambler, PA 19002


  2. I'm interested in making a contact as described above.


  3. MORRIS ZEBAIDA24 June 2008 at 22:42

    i finished my book ''HAZARDOUS ASSIGNMENTS''
    --WW2 and cold war espionage, fiction.
    I would like to have it published.

    Any hope?
    a copy(by post or e-mail) will be sent immediately upon reqauest.
    A reply would be appreciated.
    Thank you

  4. 'Rough Diamond' (working title only) is a present-day book written in a thriller-espionage genre and has a time-line of approx. 6/7 months. At its centre is a modern-day anti hero by the name of Jack Diamond, who is that consummate, 'license to kill' MI6 agent. The action is set mainly in Ahmedabad, India and London and is launched from an MI6 commission to assassinate an Indian businessmen with fingers in all sorts of global organised crime.
    It develops at a pace, which is held until the final sentence of the final paragraph.
    Jack is a complex character, whose life is strewn with more personal tragedy than most normal human beings could handle. He compensates by pursuing an energetic sex life and drinking more units of alcohol than the National Health Service has a chart for.
    The story line is a mixture of intrigue at the top of the MI6 office, of the revelation of one mystery wrapped in an enigma after another and of unfolding events that leave the reader guessing, probably wrongly, who 'the bad guys' really are.'

    By way of background, the idea for the novel comes, in part, from my own Home Office career in national and international intelligence, from my stint as a diplomat in India and from my desire to make the most of my retirement years.
    I self-published my first book in March this year. It is called 'Poor Little Chess Boy' and can be found on Amazon and AuthorHouse. I hasten to add that this first effort was more cathartic than worthy of literary acclaim, but it served to provide me with a basis of what I think is a much better second novel. I realise that I am up against a hugely gifted set of espionage writers such as Le Carre, Deighton, Littell, Ludlum and Fleming, but, in all humility, I think this work stands up well against the last of these and that it has within its cast a number of well-defined and three-dimensional characters.

  5. Dr. M. Dickman, I may have you covered. Please respond via email.