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Harry Potter and the Art of Spying

Join the authors for an informal chat and book signing!

Rendezvous Info

Tickets: Free! No registration required.


Is Severus Snape (spoiler alert) the best double agent ever? Join International Spy Museum Executive Director Peter Earnest and spy novelist Lynn Boughey as they reveal the spycraft contained in the Harry Potter series.  Be part of the kick-off celebration of their new book, Harry Potter and the Art of Spying.  Come as your favorite Potter character, or come as you are!

Using his experience as a real spy, former CIA clandestine operations officer Peter Earnest and his co-author discuss Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, disclosing all the wizardly spy craft employed by our Potter friends (and their enemies) as they form a subversive organization and learn spycraft and magic by themselves.  Then delve into specific spy topics—using the Potter series as examples—such as types of spies and recruiting, codebreaking, the art of intelligence gathering, practicing deception, and intelligence analysis.  Once you’ve read this book you’ll be one step closer to earning a Hogwarts credit in advanced spycraft. Learn more at  

Prizes will be awarded for best costumes! Giveaways and demos will also be available. All Guests in costume will receive $5 off general admission to the Museum for the day.*

Kids ages 8-99, preferably accompanied by an adult.

*not combinable with other offers. Discount available in-person only. Valid 9/6/14 only.


Advance copies for sale now exclusively at the Spy Store.

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