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All the Wrong Questions #1: Who Could That Be at This Hour?

Who Could That Be at This Hour? is the first book in Lemony Snicket’s All the Wrong Questions series, a middle grade mystery humor story.

Are you a fan of A Series of Unfortunate Events?

If your answer was no – what’s wrong with you?!

Ah, just kidding! Though, seriously, I don’t understand that – but we’re all different.

Anywho, I personally love A Series of Unfortunate Events and look forward to reading those ridiculous, ingenious books again and again when I have all the time in the world.

If that ever happens.

So, when I found out that “Lemony Snicket” was writing a new series about his mysterious younger years – well how could I not be ecstatic?

Here we find newly graduated from an enigmatic, clearly out-of-the-ordinary type of school, thirteen-year-old Lemony becoming an apprentice to an agent involved in an organization that is also enigmatic.

Hopeful that by picking the lowest-ranking agent on the list he’ll be able to pursue his own secretive designs in the city, he’s displeased to find out that her wildly wrong techniques are more of a hindrance and she’s pulling him away from the city and instead to a town by the sea, where there is no longer a sea.

They’ve been called to locate a stolen item and return it to its rightful owners.

But it’s not really stolen.

This is a story full of ink, some screaming, a relatively good library, a set of fake parents and an ugly statue that is wanted by those who don’t have it and not wanted by those who do – causing all sorts of wrong questions…

Oh, Lemony. How I have missed you!!!

Who Could That Be at This Hour? is actually quite awesomely intriguing on top of all the clever Snicket oddness we (i.e. me and many others) love. I found myself quite interested in the numerous little oddities and questions arising, and pleased with Lemony’s superior skills.

There are a couple of little tie-in’s to A Series of Unfortunate Events that drove me crazy! I must know more, you understand?!? And of how I need to reread those books…

Who Could That Be at This Hour? takes place in the strange, mostly abandoned town of Stain’d-by-the-Sea in which the sea has actually been completely drained in order to access the town’s most vital resource – ink. It’s kind of a ghost town, and it’s hilariously preposterous in the most fun of ways!

This first foray into All the Wrong Questions is entertaining, amusing, extremely witty and actually quite absorbing. I am very much looking forward to book two and more madness!

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