Leonard Cyril Deighton (born February 18, 1929) is a British historian and author of spy fiction and historical novels.
Several of his novels have been adapted for films. His first few novels featured an unnamed hero, which in the movie versions was dubbed "Harry Palmer" and was played by Michael Caine. The first trilogy of his Bernard Samson series was made into a 13-part television series by Granada Television in 1987.
Deighton has also published a series of cookery books.
The Harry Palmer books
The Ipcress File 1962
Horse Under Water 1963
Funeral in Berlin 1964
Billion Dollar Brain 1966
The Bernard Samson Books:
Berlin Game 1983
Mexico Set 1984
London Match 1985
Spy Hook 1988
Spy Line 1989
Spy Sinker 1990
A prequel to the series, Winter, was written in 1987.
An Expensive Place to Die 1967
Only When I Larf 1968
Declarations of War short story collection, 1971
Spy Story 1974
Yesterday's Spy 1975
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Spy 1976
SS-GB, 1978, An alternate history novel in which Britain was conquered by Nazi Germany
Goodbye, Mickey Mouse 1982
City of Gold 1992
Violent Ward 1993
Fighter:The True Story of the Battle of Britain 1977
Blitzkrieg: From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk 1979
Blood, Tears and Folly: An Objective Look at World War II 1993