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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Year Published

This collection of short mysteries all take place in Stain'd-by-the-Sea, where Lemony Snicket is working as an apprentice in a secret organization. Although he is trying to solve a very big mystery, he becomes known for helping to solve smaller problems and is asked by many residents to do just that. Many of these lesser mysteries involve stolen property such as silver spoons, newts, dogs, nails, and even boards. There are also reports of demons and ghosts and a runaway child. Each mystery's solution is listed in the back of the book. The reader may look up Snicket's solution and see if it is the answer to the mystery that they expected.

Snicket's command of vocabulary and his dry wit continue to amuse readers in this latest book, but the small mysteries are not as satisfying as a full-length adventure would be. It would make a nice brain-teaser to read aloud a different mystery to a class (or group of friends) each day and see if anyone could solve it.

Recommended by:  Suzanne Costner, Librarian, Tennessee USA

272 pages 978-0316284035 Ages 8 and up

Keywords: short stories, mysteries, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old


Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world.

Match wits with Lemony Snicket to solve thirteen mini-mysteries.

Paintings have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing, a specter has been seen walking the pier at midnight -- strange things are happening all over the town of Stain'd-By-The-Sea. Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case. Join the investigation and tackle the mysteries alongside Snicket, then turn to the back of the book to see the solution revealed.

A delicious read that welcomes readers into Lemony Snicket's world of deep mystery, mysterious depth, deductive reasoning, and reasonable deductions.---from the publisher

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