The reveal you’ve been waiting for: The title, cover and plot of Spy School 11

Lots and lots of people have been asking about this for the past few months.  So here you go:



In the eleventh book in the New York Times bestselling Spy School series, Ben Ripley goes on a rescue mission when one of his own is abducted from a remote Alaskan training facility.

Ben Ripley and his friends are training in Alaska when Cyrus Hale is kidnapped by his old Russian nemesis. Ben, Erica, and the others mount a rescue mission, but events quickly spiral out of control in a plot involving the secret history of US-Russian relations, a young KGB agent with skills to rival Erica’s—and lots and lots of bears.

Available everywhere October 3, 2023

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I am aware that there is not a whole lot of information in that synopsis.  The reason for that is, the more you know about a book before you read it, the less fun it will be to read.  I don’t want to ruin any surprises. So if you write to me and ask for more information about what happens, in this book, I’m not going to give it to you.  I’m just going to tell you to re-read this page again.

265 thoughts on “The reveal you’ve been waiting for: The title, cover and plot of Spy School 11

  1. ripleyiscool –

    Well, yes, I am done with Spy School Project X. The book came out in September.

    When I say that the title is the last thing I come up with, I don’t mean that it is the very last piece of writing I do. I generally still have some minor copyediting, but the entire book is, for the most part, written by the time i come up with the title.

  2. Brandon –

    I have had some animals get stolen in previous books. And if Summer gets kidnapped, that’s a really serious crime. I think Teddy might leave that to the FBI to handle.

  3. -stuart gibbs

    sorry for the misunderstanding i meant spy school 11 (aka XI) for my question “if you do the title last then are you done spy school XI”

  4. – stuart gibbs

    how long does it take to write a book (like wail also writing books in other series)

  5. ripleyiscool

    Not counting the several months or years I spend brainstorming the idea, it takes about 18-24 months to do all the drafts of a book.

  6. 1) how many spy school novels are you going to make
    2) when is the next Charlie Thorne book going to come out

  7. M –

    1) I do not know.

    2) Look in the Upcoming Releases box on every page of this website.

  8. Julian –

    I have published 31 books over the past thirteen years. I can’t remember the exact order they were published in.

  9. Julian and Charlie –

    Thanks for the suggestions, but I don’t come up with a title and then write a book to fit it. I write the book first, then decide on a title.

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