Apprenticed under the unpredictable and unimpressive S. Theodora Markson, Lemony Snicket is swept off to a small town as strange as it is shabby. The duo is hired to find and return a valuable item to its owner, but while Theodora gets busy with the case, Lemony tries to solve a problem all his own.
You’ve probably never been to the Far East Suite at the Lost Arms in Stain’d-by-the-Sea, but I’m sure you’ve been in a room you couldn’t wait to leave, which is about the same thing.
I went into this story without a clue, and was delighted to learn it was about Lemony Snicket himself. Who Could That Be at This Hour? introduces a series of complex mysteries in rapid-fire succession, making it an exciting read, full of the signature sass and sarcasm we’ve come to expect from the author.
It felt like the wrong thing to do, standing at the wrong door in the wrong place. We did it anyway. Knowing that something is wrong and doing it anyway happens very often in life, and I doubt I will ever know why.
Fans of A Series of Unfortunate Events will be delighted to receive another stellar series from a favorite author. Fans of a good, spooky mystery will enjoy this quick-paced adventure for its imaginative setting, witty narration, and complex plots. Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on the second volume.
⬢ ⬢ ⬢ ⬢ ⬢ FIVE STARS
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