The newly updated second edition of Spy Skills for Girls in now available! This new version includes illustrations, more practice with codes, updated disguises and more. Available as an eBook, paperback or hard cover through your favourite retailers.

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Available as eBook, paperback or hardcover through Amazon, Kobo, Chapters/Indigo, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, or ask to order through your local bookseller. 

Sooner or later, every girl needs to do a little spying.

Why is your sister acting strangely? What is that sneaky boy hiding in his backpack? To find out, you need skills. Spy skills. And Devon Danby, Spygirl extraordinaire, is just the girl to teach you.

Spy Skills for Girls is packed with the kind of spy skills a modern-day girl needs, such as:

  • how to shadow a suspect in the mall;
  • how to create a disguise (i.e. girly girl, ninja girl, drama girl);
  • how to use everyday gestures to send another Spygirl a message;
  • what to pack in a spy bag;
  • plus all the basics like codes, fingerprinting, message drops and more.

This easy-to-read book is perfect for young girls who love spying and want to know the very best techniques. Some books include long lists of every possible spy skill – Spy Skills for Girls only includes the ones that work better than all the others. Every tip and trick in this book has been tested and really works!

You and your best Spygirl friends will be ready to start spying right away!

This is the newly updated second edition – the first edition sold over 8,000 copies to Spygirls around the world.

Behind the scenes


Devon Danby

My name is Devon Danby.

Or is it? What proper Spy girl would use her real name?

Certainly not one with my experience. Five years as a spy, and I’m still not even 16. But I know lots about spying, and I know the skills any girl needs to be a real spy.

I’m happy to share what I know. Or, enough of what I know to get you started. 🙂

Created By:

Carmen Wright

Carmen Wright is the author of Spy Skills for Girls and the Tri-City Mysteries. She has always loved mysteries and wishes she had better tips for spying and detecting back when she was a kid.

Carmen lives in Coquitlam, British Columbia (Canada) with a golden labrador retriever, a golden cat and two inspiring daughters.

Illustrations By:

Ilaria Campana

Ilaria Campana is a character designer and illustrator living in a little town in the countryside of Rome (Italy). She loves animals and plants, having studied them for several years.

When not drawing or building a time machine assisted by her cat, you can find her in the nearby mountains, observing wild animals.