James Ponti “City of the Dead” Book Discussion

Join in an event with James Ponti, author of “City of the Dead.”


February 6 @ 5:00 pm
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079

February 9 @ 6:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801

February 10 @ 5:00 pm
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-3959

February 11 @ 3:00 pm
Books of Wonder
42 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

February 12 @ 1:00 pm
The Novel Neighbor
7905 Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63119

February 13 @ 7:00 pm
Wild Rumpus
2720 West 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410

About the Author:

James Ponti is the New York Times bestselling author of three middle grade book series: the all-new City Spies, about an unlikely squad of five kids from around the world who form an elite MI6 Spy Team; the Edgar Award–winning Framed! series, about a pair of tweens who solve mysteries in Washington, DC; and the Dead City trilogy, about a secret society that polices the undead living beneath Manhattan. His books have appeared on more than fifteen different state award lists and he is the founder of a writers group known as the Renegades of Middle Grade. James is also an Emmy–nominated television writer and producer who has worked for many networks including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, PBS, History, and Spike TV, as well as NBC Sports. He lives with his family in Orlando, Florida. Find out more at JamesPonti.com.

About the Book:

In this fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, the young group of spies go codebreaking in Cairo in another international adventure perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls.

Codename Kathmandu, better known as Kat, loves logic and order, has a favorite eight-digit number, and can spot a pattern from a mile away. So when a series of cyberattacks hits key locations in London while the spies are testing security for the British Museum, it’s clear that Kat’s skill for finding reason in what seems like randomness makes her the perfect candidate to lead the job.

And while the team follows the deciphered messages to Egypt and the ancient City of the Dead to discover who is behind the attacks and why, Kat soon realizes that there’s another layer to the mystery.

With more players, more clues, and involving higher levels of British Intelligence than ever before, this mission is one of the most complex that the group has faced to date. And it’s also going to bring about a change to the City Spies…

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