File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316393065
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Series: All the Wrong Questions Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 208,557
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lemony Snicket was somewhere else on the night in question, if anybody's asking. He is the suspicious author of All The Wrong Questions and all the books in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and The Dark.

If you think you spotted Seth at the scene of the crime, it probably wasn't him after all. He is the creator of Palookaville, Clyde Fans, The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, and the unnerving art found in All the Wrong Questions.


Snicket is something of a nomad. Handler lives in San Francisco, California.

Date of Birth:

February 28, 1970

Place of Birth:

Handler was born in San Francisco in 1970, and says Snicket's family has roots in a land that's now underwater.


Handler is a 1992 graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was well below my grade level, but I still enjoyed it.  The solutions to most of the mysteries were pretty obvious (a couple were slightly challenging), but the wit of Lemony Snicket was still there.  Honestly, I didn't read it for the mysteries.  I like Lemony Snicket's style.  If you like his humor, it is an enjoyable book.  Just don't expect anything really deep.  It's a nice, quick read.
Kawaiiloli More than 1 year ago
Very good. I thought it was nice how it goes along with ASOUE and, ALWQ. Pick this book up, it's very nice.
Bill06 More than 1 year ago
     The main character happens to have the same name as the author, Lemony Snicket. Snicket is a teenage detective that loves to help all the citizens in his town by solving mysteries varying from fallen paintings to stolen spoons. Each chapter is a new mystery that adds new characters and facts about Snicket and Stain’d by the Sea. Many clues are given in each situation, and if you don’t think you understood how the answers were solved then you can look in the back of the book to see Snicket’s silly logic in full detail.       I was eager to read File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents because Lemony Snicket did such a great job on Series of Unfortunate Events. I started reading the first few chapters when I realized that this book was definitely not for me. Snicket’s full potential definately was not unleashed on this book - at least in my opinion. Maybe the book was meant for or a different age group because the mysteries seemed childish, simple, and naïve. Because of this book, I will certainly stay away from some of Lemony Snicket’s other work.       Based on the atrocity that was this awful book, I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. I could understand how some kids would enjoy this dull book, but if you are older than 10 and able-minded I suggest you stay away from this ludicrous novel that poisons your mind with each and every dragging and foolish chapter that provides absolutely no intellectual stimulation whatsoever. For anyone who finds this book even remotely readable or fun then let me lay this out in terms they could understand; this book sucks. I would give this book a whopping 1.74 stars out of a million. I won’t diss on you for reading this novel, but I am simply saying that it is not worth your time and it should be placed in the nearest garbage collecting unit. This book is a blemish in my life and in the face of decent literature, but I must mention why. The plot is shaky and relies on vast stretches of unreasonable logic to eventually land to a ridiculous question that in fact requires the back guide to guess due to its sheer stupidity and flawed method. Characters would spontaneously appear and would never be mentioned again leaving me confused and angered. I do not hate this book, I just feel sorry for its existence and the readers who risk their sanity consuming the novel. Unless I am missing some profound and deep message this book is trying to convey I can assure that any audience over the age of 10 would probably not enjoy this book.      File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents was a terrifically terrible attempted mystery novel that left me short a few IQ points I previously had. I can understand an audience for this book to be from grades kindergarten through sixth. There may be a few who might see some value in this wreckage of writing, but all I see is an irredeemable waste of paper. You choose how you feel about this book, but let me warn you to read this at your own discretion if you accept the challenge of taking on this vapid novel. I feel disappointed that Lemony Snicket came from writing classic movie-worthy novels to this hastily crafted book that, with any common sense, will not be made into a film. If you don’t believe me read it for yourself. Oh what a book, File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents. Woe is me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago