LB Kids

"When Did You See Her Last?"

By Lemony Snicket (Hardcover Book, 2013)
I should have asked the question "How could someone who was missing be in two places at once?" Instead, I asked the wrong question -- four wrong questions, more or less. This is the account of the second.

In the fading town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to solve when he and his chaperone are hired to find a missing girl. Is the girl a runaway? Or was she kidnapped? Was she seen last at the grocery store? Or could she have stopped at the diner? Is it really any of your business? These are All The Wrong Questions.
  • Audiobook Excerpt

I should have asked the question "How could someone who was missing be in two places at once?" Instead, I asked the wrong question -- four wrong questions, more or less. This is the account of the second.

In the fading town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to solve when he and his chaperone are hired to find a missing girl. Is the girl a runaway? Or was she kidnapped? Was she seen last at the grocery store? Or could she have stopped at the diner? Is it really any of your business? These are All The Wrong Questions.

Lemony Snicket was once referred to as a missing person by someone who knew where he was all along. He is also referred to as the author of the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" the first in a four book series collectively known as All The Wrong Questions.

Seth has undergone and portrayed many dire circumstances. His multi-award-winning talents are evident in cartoons, graphic novels, and a barbershop located in the city of Guelph, Canada, where he resides.
  • "The author's trademark wit and talent for sustaining suspense make this fast-paced, noir mystery a fun choice for kids who enjoy a good whodunit." (School Library Journal).

  • "Reading this second adventure is like playing a combination of Clue and a children's literature version of Trivial Pursuit." (The Horn Book).

  • "Chock-full of linguistic play and literary allusions to children's and classic literature, this is adventure mystery for young readers who like to think as they read." (Kirkus).

  • "Snicket introduces a sometimes charming, more often alarming cast of characters-all whom keep pages turning." (Booklist).

  • Praise for "Who Could That Be at This Hour?":

    "A Pink Panther-esque page turner...exceptionally literary and entirely singular. Characterized by linguistic playfulness and an appreciation for the archaic, "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" is frequently laugh-out-loud hilarious...illustrations by celebrated cartoonist Seth only add to the throwback gumshoe vibe of this outrageous, long-overdue, middle-grade follow-up series from a truly beloved narrator."
    (Los Angeles Times).

  • * "Will thrill fans of the author's earlier works and have even reluctant readers turning pages with the fervor of seasoned bookworms. A must-have." (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • "Demands to be read twice: once for the laughs and the second time for the clues." ( The Boston Globe ).

  • * "Full of Snicket's trademark droll humor and maddeningly open-ended, this will have readers clamoring for volume two."
    ( Publishers Weekly, starred review ).

  • * "[With] gothic wackiness, linguistic play and literary allusions....Fans of the Series of Unfortunate Events will be in heaven picking out tidbit references to the tridecalogy, but readers who've yet to delve into that well of sadness will have no problem enjoying this weird and witty yarn." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • * "Full of Snicket's characteristic wit and word play . . . this book belongs in all collections." (VOYA, starred review).

  • "Please, it's Lemony Snicket. Enough said." (Booklist).

  • "The sort of goodie savored by brainy kids who love wordplay, puzzles and plots that zing from point A to B by way of the whole alphabet." (The Washington Post).

Product Details

"When Did You See Her Last?"
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $16.00 US
  • Pages: 288
  • Physical Dimensions: 5" x 7-1/2"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316123051
  • On Sale Date: 10/15/2013
"When Did You See Her Last?"