Robert Littell
Robert Littell is an American author of spy fiction. Born in Brooklyn, Littell graduated from Alfred University in 1956. After serving in the U.S. Navy for four years, he became a journalist for Newsweek during the Cold War. In his spare time, he is an amateur mountain climber. His son, Jonathan, is also a writer. Littell lives in France.

Robert Littell became a published novelist in 1969 with the alternate history novel If Israel Lost the War. The novel was written with Richard Z. Chesnoff and Edward Klein. His next published work was a picture book entitled Left and Right with Lion and Ryan, which came out in 1970. His debut solo novel was The Defection of A.J. Lewinter, which was published in 1973. The novel went on to win the British Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award. Below is a list of Robert Littell’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


If Israel Lost the War(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Defection of A.J. Lewinter(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sweet Reason(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The October Circle(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mother Russia(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Debriefing(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Amateur(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sisters(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Revolutionist(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Once and Future Spy(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Agent in Place(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Visiting Professor(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Walking Back the Cat(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Company(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Legends(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vicious Circle(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stalin Epigram(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Young Philby(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Nasty Piece of Work(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mayakovsky Tapes(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


Left and Right with Lion and Ryan(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


For the Future of Israel(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: If Israel Lost the War was written with Richard Z. Chesnoff and Edward Klein. The non-fiction book For the Future of Israel was co-authored with Shimon Peres.

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Robert Littell Synopsis: In the novel Sweet Reason by Robert Littell, the U.S.S. Eugene F. Ebersole is patrolling the Southeast Asian waters as the Cold War is beginning to heat up. The old destroyer’s mission is to apprehend or destroy anything that might be the enemy, but the crew isn’t quite as gung ho as the commander.

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