Title: Sisters of Delilah
Author: Edward H. Cookridge
Spiro, Edward (Edward H. Cookridge) (1959). Sisters of Delilah: Stories of Famous Women Spies. London: Oldbourne
Date Posted: September 14, 2016
Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf
The author has selected a number of examples of feminine espionage, treating twelve as major incidents. In the main they cover the World War II period, and while some accounts are true, some are not. He accepts, for example, the story of Banda Wilhelmina Van Deeren, allegedly the daughter of Mata Hari, who was supposed to have been shot as a spy in December 1950 by the Chinese Communists in North Korea. The author leans a bit too heavily on the premise that most women agents depend on entrapment of men for their success.
 Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 146