And now… The title, cover and plot of FunJungle 6!

The official title of this book slipped out on the internet a few days ago.  (I’m never quite sure how that happens.)  So I have been given the go-ahead by my publisher to start revealing details about FunJungle 6.

I suppose I might as well reveal the title and the cover simultaneously, seeing as the title is on the cover.  So here you go, another masterpiece by Lucy Cummins:

Now, I know what you’re saying:  ‘Wait a minute.  Tyrannosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago.  So how on earth does this mystery have anything to do with one?’  I’ll let the official synopsis explain everything:

In the latest novel in New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs’s FunJungle series, Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle’s resident sleuth to solve his most improbable mystery yet—with a victim that’s 65 million years old.

Teddy was all set for a campout at his friend Sage’s family ranch—but then Sage gets terrible news: The skull of a rare dinosaur that was being excavated on his property has mysteriously vanished overnight in the middle of a rainstorm, even though it weighed 500 pounds. Not a single footprint has been left behind. Since the dinosaur was top secret, the police don’t believe anyone outside the dig could have stolen it.

A T-rex skull can sell for millions of dollars, and everyone is a suspect—including J.J. McCracken, the owner of FunJungle.

Meanwhile, Teddy’s old foes, the Barksdale twins, have gotten into trouble with an illegally purchased anaconda, and Teddy’s girlfriend Summer wants to find out who’s behind the local trade in black market reptiles. The two cases will drag Teddy into more danger and chaos than ever before, in this mystery that’s stranger than fiction.

 

Right now, the release date is not quite locked in.  Some of you may have seen it listed as April 7, 2020 but that’s not official yet.  In fact, that date is probably wrong.  All I know is, the book will be released in the spring.

 

Since this is not the first time I have posted something like this, I know what is going to happen next.  Many of you are going to write to me with all sorts of other questions about the book.  But I’m not going to answer any of them.

Why?  Because trust me, the less you know about a book before you read it, the more fun it is to read.  What if you had known all the Twists to Avengers: Endgame before you saw it?  That would have sucked, right?  Well, same goes for the book.  Knowing all sorts of details about it before it comes out isn’t going to do anything for you.  Just hang in there.  Spring will be here soon enough.

And if you were going to ask me ‘Is there going to be an exclusive edition of this at Barnes & Noble?’ the answer is: I don’t know yet.  But if there is one, I won’t keep it a secret.  I’ll blog about it.  I promise.

179 thoughts on “And now… The title, cover and plot of FunJungle 6!

  1. I Love ur books. Like i can reread them a million times.But u r killing me about the whole I am not going to tell you anything. But I can’t wait.

  2. -Stu
    Have you read Agatha Christie? I relay like her books. They kind of remind of Funjungle But FJ is better (:

  3. Does anybody know ‘Mysterious Benedict Society’? I like it, but SS is better (though I recommend it to Stu lovers

  4. Cyrus Hale 6 –

    Of course I have read Agatha Christie. I doubt there is a mystery writer out there who hasn’t read at least one of her books.

  5. I know that a crossover book is never gonna happen, but is there a reason that Xavier Gonzalez was included in the Spy School series?

  6. Ehh you’re right, but another question, is the base of the statue of liberty really used for safety reasons of the city, or is that fiction?

  7. Davy –

    The base of the Statue of Liberty was originally a fort designed to protect the city. You can look it up.

  8. Stu

    how old are your son and daughter

    and also is it just a coincidence that your son’s name is Dashiell and there is a boy named Dashiell in the story and your daughter’s name is violet and there is a girl is the story named violet

  9. charlie –

    No, it is not a coincidence that there are characters sharing the same names as my children. I knew what I was doing when I named them all.

    That said, I prefer to keep details about my children (like their ages) private.

  10. lexi –

    Read The Westing game by Ellen Raskin, the Framed! series by James Ponti and The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands.

  11. lexi –

    When writing a mystery, I walways start with the crime, figure out who would commit it and why, and then work backwards to construct a mystery and the clues needed to solve it.

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