Author Event - Power Play with Beth McMullen

We're so excited to welcome back Davis author Beth McMullen for a presentation of the second book in her Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls series, Power Play, on September 22nd at 5:00 p.m. 

Kirkus Reveiws writes, "Fearless wannabe spy Abby’s return in her latest fast-paced, intriguing, international escapade involving a complex computer game guarantees a rousing read."

More on her newest title:

After discovering the truth about her spy school/boarding school—and her super-spy mom—Abby Hunter is ready for her next adventure, but what’s about to happen is something she never would have guessed…

Everyone at The Smith School is obsessed with Monster Mayhem, the latest reality video game craze. But when Drexel Caine, the mastermind behind the game is suddenly kidnapped, it becomes clear that the kidnappers are playing for more than just special badges.

After Drexel’s son—who is Abby’s friend, Toby—receives a cryptic message, Abby and her friends discover the kidnapping is part of a bigger scheme that could take down The Center for good.

With the help of Abby’s frenemy (and reluctant mentor), Veronica Brooks, the group tackles their first official Center Mission. They tangle with the world’s most notorious hacker, get in trouble for the possible theft of the Mona Lisa, and prepare for the ultimate showdown in London. But not before they have to contend with one more hurdle: the agonizing Smith School Spring Formal. Along the way, they discover they are much stronger as a team they can ever be alone.

And with a little luck, they might just save the world.


More on this author:

Beth McMullen is the author of the Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls series and several adult mysteries. Her books have heroes and bad guys, action and messy situations. An avid reader, she once missed her subway stop and rode the train all the way to Brooklyn because the book she was reading was that good. She lives in Northern California with her family, two cats and a parakeet named Zeus, who is sick of the cats eyeballing him like he’s dinner. Visit her at


Event date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
Power Play (Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481490238
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - July 3rd, 2018

Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481490214
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - June 5th, 2018