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.

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

  1. Reader1 –

    I’m not saying that readers don’t have good ideas. I’m saying that, as an author, it’s bad for me to set up any scenario where I seem to be soliciting ideas from people. First of all, I’ll get deluged. Secondly, I won’t be able to use most of them. And third, if someone happens to suggest something that I’ve already come up with, they might want credit for it. That’s just a bad deal. Plus, I have lots of ideas of my own already.

  2. So about the killing of characters.
    Nothing would change if either Jawa or Chip died. They weren’t even in the last book. So if they died by getting assassinated or something like that. It could add tension to the series. It could also add higher stakes for our main characters.
    Not only that but Henry. I think that most of the people, if not all, could handle some character’s deaths.
    As for wounding Ben, it might be good. Think about it, it could make Ben hate SPYDER even more. Or when SPYDER’s destroyed, it could start a rivalry between him and a new evil organization.
    Anyway, that’s just my take on what’s been happening in the comments.

  3. Zoe in SSGS is toxic for Ben. She’s basically just distracting him from Erica, who she knows is prettier than her. Also, Ben likes being around Erica, and Zoe is jealous. Also, Erica may not admit it, but she likes being around Ben. Zoe needs to move on if Ben is not interested in her. Erica is right when relationships ruin stuff: Zoe wouldn’t let Ben talk to any other girl without going all jealous mode. I think Zoe’s main goal is to distract Ben from Erica and it’s starting to work. I think Ben doesn’t really have true feelings for Zoe and he would be better off with his original Spy partner, Erica.

  4. Rush (and everyone else who supports killing off characters) –

    I am not going to kill off any characters. Just because someone didn’t appear in a book doesn’t mean they’re expendable. I don’t think wantonly killing off a character adds tension. To me, it seems like a cheap gimmick. As for wounding Ben, do you really think he would hate SPYDER more if they hurt him? It seems like he has plenty of reason to hate them as is. (And as someone else pointed out, he did get shot in the first book.)

  5. Zesty Walrus –

    Part of the fun of this series is showing how people’s emotions can get in the way of their missions. If you don’t think Zoe is right for Ben, you might have a point. But I promise you, these books would be less fun if everyone was in blissfully happy relationships all the time.

  6. Dear Stu, I also think you should wound Ben or something, I’m not even saying something that would scar him for life, but maybe a broken arm or leg or something, I know you can’t take suggestions from readers, but I think that injuring Ben would just make it seem a tad more realistic. Who walkes away from multiple life threatening missions without a scratch? Also Erica has gotten hurt, she was pretty beat up in spy camp, she had to go on pain killers at the end of secret service, so it would just kind of make sense if Ben got an injury.

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