Hood, William (1920 - )

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction

William J. Hood was born in Waterville, ME. He attended the University of Southern Maine (1939-40) and George Washington University (1950). He worked as a reporter for the Portland Press Herald from 1939-1940 and served in the U.S. Army from 1941-45 and with the O.S.S. After the War, he served in the CIA as a station chief in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France and England (1945-75). Upon retirement, he split his time between Scarborough, ME and New York City. He has contributed reviews and articles to newspapers and magazines including Midstream, Portland Sunday Telegram and Foreign Intelligence Literary Scene.

Selected Bibliography

  • Mole (1982)
  • Spy Wednesday: A Novel (1986)
  • Cry Spy: A Novel (1990)
  • The Sunday Spy: A Novel (1996)
  • A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency (with Richard Helms) (2003)