Here’s the cover — and title — of Spy School 7!

Well, this has been quite a week for exciting news.  First the movie deal for Spy School.  Then the release of the Top Secret Spy School box set.  And today Spy School hit the New York Times bestseller list again.

Plus, I still have that series info to divulge.  Sorry I haven’t done that yet.  My publisher told me I would be able to do it soon — and yet they still haven’t made their big announcement yet.  Which is as frustrating to me as it probably is to you.

But maybe this will tide you over.  I just found out from a post on my own website that my publisher has released the new cover on Amazon and Goodreads.  Which means that it’s not a secret any more and I can share it.

So, here’s the cover:

Amazing, isn’t it?  Yet another masterpiece by Lucy Cummins.

(I know a lot of you figured out this was the title a few days ago because it was leaked on Google somehow.  But I couldn’t confirm it because I still wasn’t sure that the tile and cover would work.  Now, it’s obvious that they do.)

Here’s a synopsis:

Superspy middle schooler Ben Ripley is finally going to take SPYDER down, once and for all in this latest addition to the New York Times bestselling Spy School series.

Stranded in Mexico after nearly capturing the leaders of SPYDER, thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley desperately needs to take a shower. But even more so, he and his spy school friends need to come up with a new plan to defeat their enemies, their only clue a key that opens…something.

The Mission: Go rogue from the CIA, join up with the British MI6 to locate the leader of SPYDER, the enigmatic Mr. E, and bring down the evil organization once and for all.

Only it won’t be easy. They’ll have to deal with rival evil splinter factions, devious double-crosses and learning to drive on the opposite side of the road. But they have no other choice: this is their last and final chance to crack the code on SPYDER.


As usual, this is all I’m going to share about the book.  Because answering any more questions about it will ruin the fun of reading it.  So please don’t ask me any questions about SS7. If you do, I will simply refer you right back to this page and ask you to read the whole thing again.

It comes out May 7, 2019.  That’s less than a year away.  less time than you normally have to wait for a Spy School book.

UPDATE:  Even though I said no questions, at least a dozen people have written to me with the exact same question, so I’m going to answer it to make this clear: THIS IS NOT THE LAST BOOK IN THE SERIES.

If Ben and his friends defeat SPYDER (and I’m not saying they will) why would that end the series?  There are lots of other potential bad guys out there.

643 thoughts on “Here’s the cover — and title — of Spy School 7!

  1. Hey man,

    You’ve done an awesome job in developing the romantic relationships between characters (Ben/Erica, Teddy/Summer).
    But are you planning for the main characters to develop more intense romantic feelings in the upcoming books for both FunJungle and Spy School?

  2. AXM –

    If SPYDER dies, that does not mean there won’t be more spy school books. A new bad guy/organization will pop up.

  3. this is crazy super excited about new book and the one that just came out spy school goes south this is a truly amazing seris that no one can get enough of.

  4. Stu-

    If you go under books to big game and look at the reviews that are listed under it, the one from kirkus reviews, it mentions ben’s name, even though he is in an entirely different series.

  5. hey stu, if you would have to rate your spy school series from 1 to 6 with 1 being favorite and 6 being least favorite how would you rate them.

  6. IronBeagle173-

    why Minecraft i know minecraft if fun and all but stu is a author I AM NOT SAYING HE CAN’T DO THIS but MINECRAFT?!?!?

  7. Monica –

    Being old doesn’t mean you aren’t good at things. Ideally, it should mean you’re even better at things than someone who is younger, as you have knowledge and experience. For example, I am a far better writer now than I was when i was younger.

  8. Gabriel –

    Obviously my books mean a lot to me personally, so I am going to give them all a 1 on that scale.

  9. Stu-

    If Ben trained nonstop without taking any breaks, about how long do you think it would take for him reach Erica’s level of physical ablility?


  10. I’ve been reading your books since the first spy school and I personally love the feeling of waiting by the mailbox for hours at a time waiting for the next book. Maybe you could introduce a new series set in the future where the main character realizes him, Ben (spy school) Teddy (funjungle) and dash (space case) are all the same person from different dimensions. Hope you consider

  11. Koda –

    At least twenty years. Erica has, like, 15-16 years of experience, plus, she is a natural. Ben is NOT a natural, and to add on to that, he is inept with a lot of things Erica is really good at (hand-to-hand combat, shooting, etc.).

  12. stu-

    I think it would be cool if in one of your future SS books there should be a fight going on where all of them are in trouble and Ben reveals that he really is amazing at fighting (maybe even better than Erica) and saves all of them and Zoe was right all along saying how Ben was only pretending to be incompetent to fool the enemy. also, what are ben and erica’s current ages in the series cuz I got really lost on that?

  13. Koda –

    I don’t think he would ever be as good as Erica. Because Erica will be getting better all the time too.

  14. Anonymous –

    While I appreciate your enthusiasm for my books, I will say the chance of all of my characters being revealed to be the same person in different dimensions is highly unlikely. I am not really a science fiction writer, so I don’t have the slightest idea what I would do with that concept.

  15. Bookworm –

    I’m not sure that it would make sense for Ben to suddenly be good at fighting because then he would have been lying to us, the readers, as well all this time. And to what end?

    Right now, Ben is 13 and Erica is 16. (She is a little more than two years older than him.)

  16. stu-
    does zoe have green eyes or brown eyes because in the first book she is described as having green eyes but in ssss she is said to have brown eyes when they are trying to escape spy school

  17. sorry stu and all the girls on this chat. I was upset about how the series was going and spoke before I thought. I wish I had left my first comment alone

  18. Stu- You should make Ben or Teddy talk to somebody that no one else could see so it would be an Easter egg to Zan .

  19. stu-

    I just think that Ben should have another hidden talent besides his math skills. also, what was your inspiration for that (meaning ben’s math skills)?

  20. bookworm8-

    I think he does. After all, SPYDER did try to recruit Ben and they have said he has some secret talents. Ben may just think they were lying, but maybe they weren’t.


  21. hey, stu-

    I was wondering if I could get your opinion on an idea I have for a book that I want to start writing. here’s the plot (keep in mind that I am only in high school):

    Alex Sanchez is a 15-year-old who lives in a world where teenagers are discriminated, looked down at, and told that they have no future just because the elders think that they are lazy, arrogant, and selfish. And once they turn 18, they are sent off to a camp for one month to learn how to be a “proper adult” and when they come back supposedly as a “new person” they are treated and seen as regulars of the community and everything beforehand is forgotten as if it never happened. What they don’t know is that teenagers are none of these things, but are actually the complete opposite. Alex wants to show the community this somehow, but the government and everyone else, including his own parents, are against him. So he and some of his friends and classmates get together and form a group dedicated to helping the teens of their community find their place, make their mark, and rise up.

    What do you think? I will take any feedback from anyone or suggestions you guys might have of how I could change it or add or take out stuff. also if u are gonna give me criticism try to make it constructive. Thanks! 🙂

  22. bookworm8-

    I like that plot a lot! So since everyone is against Alex showing the community, will it be against the law? If so, this will be great, as I think it will add more suspense to your story.

    (Take Stu’s ideas of the plot first, because, of course, I’m no Stuart Gibbs at writing!)

  23. does zoe have green eyes or brown eyes because in ss1 she is said to have green eyes but in ssss when they are running away from spy school she is said to have brown eyes

  24. Tomahawk –

    Zoe has green eyes but was wearing brown contact lenses. Or maybe she has brown eyes but was wearing green contact lenses.

  25. bookworm8 –

    Honestly, if that plot excites you enough to spend all the time and energy you will need to write it, then its a good plot.

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