'Who Could That Be at This Hour? (All the Wrong Questions)' by Lemony Snicket

'Who Could That Be at This Hour? (All the Wrong Questions)' by Lemony Snicket (January 7, 2013)

‘Who Could That Be at This Hour? (All the Wrong Questions)'

By Lemony Snicket

Little, Brown, $15.99, ages 9-12

For readers who've been missing "unfortunate events" with the Baudelaire children, welcome back to the land of Lemony Snicket. Here he brings a memoir of a young detective, 13, named "Lemony Snicket." LS-the-character, after unexpectedly exiting a family lunch through a restroom window, goes hunting for a missing statue of something called the "Bombinating Beast." (Think "Maltese Falcon") The setting? A wonderfully named town, "Stain'd-by-the-Sea." Apprentices, accomplices, actors and unusual words fill up the pages, along with butlers who did or didn't do it. Unanswered questions, and a next volume, beckon. A perfect gift for older Snicket fans, ready to noir-up.