Who Could That Be at This Hour?

By SNICKET, Lemony

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ISBN
978-0-316-12308-2
Publisher
Little, Brown


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on December 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 4–7—In this "autobiographical" mystery, a teenaged Lemony Snicket recounts his early experiences as an apprentice to S. Theodora Markson, a pretentious woman who is not remotely as intelligent as she pretends. The two travel to the formerly seaside (but now not) town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea to investigate the theft of, what they are told, is a priceless heirloom. The iden...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2012

Where did Lemony Snicket spring from? This detective novel/faux memoir provides a partial, gnomic, and Snickety answer. Young Lemony is a detective apprentice, in the Sam Spade mode. "I used to be that young man, almost thirteen, walking alone down an empty street in a half-faded town." Under the aegis of his hapless "chaperone," S. Theodora Markson, Lemony successfully investigates the thef...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on December 1, 2012

In this elaborate mystery, twelve-year-old Lemony Snicket finds his search for a stolen statue complicated by secret identities and double- and triple-crosses that will keep readers guessing until the end. Kids will be intrigued by the book’s unique setting—a near-ghost town on the edge of sea drained of its water—which is just as odd as the case Snicket set...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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