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Daniel Handler's Books

29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy
Feb.11.2014
We are very curious about the Swinster Pharmacy. We stay up late every night wondering what sort of eerie secrets it contains. Why are there three Styrofoam heads in the windows? Who is the owner? Is it really closed on weekends? Renowned investigator Lemony Snicket has compiled 29 myths about this bewildering establishment, in the vain hope that he could help us shine some...
When Did You See Her Last?
Oct.15.2013
The second in the highly anticipated new series by Lemony Snicket, the enigmatic author of the bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events. 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...
The Dark
Apr.02.2013
Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does. This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark. With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal childhood fear.
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Oct.23.2012
In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read. This is the first volume.
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Dec.27.2011
I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened. Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a...
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Oct.05.2010
13 Words: 1. Bird 2. Despondent 3. Cake 4. Dog 5. Busy 6. Convertible 7. Goat 8. Hat 9. Haberdashery 10. Scarlet 11. Baby 12. Panache 13. Mezzo-Soprano
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Mar.01.2009
There's dreadful news from the symphony hall—the composer is dead! If you have ever heard an orchestra play, then you know that musicians are most certainly guilty of something. Where exactly were the violins on the night in question? Did anyone see the harp? Is the trumpet protesting a bit too boisterously? In this perplexing murder mystery, everyone seems to have a motive,...
The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story (with Lisa Brown)
Oct.28.2007
Latkes are potato pancakes served at Hanukkah. Lemony Snicket is an alleged children’s book author. Lisa Brown is an alleged illustrator. For the first time in literary history, these three elements are combined in one book. People who are interested in any or all of these things will find this book so enjoyable it will feel as if Hanukkah is being celebrated for several years,...
Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid
Apr.01.2007
Life is a turbulent journey, fraught with confusion, heartbreak, and inconvenience. Unfortunately, this book will not help. Instead, this book of wit and wisdom offers a selection of alarming but inescapable truths from the work of Lemony Snicket, along with selections from his unpublished papers and remarks he has made at dinner parties and anarchist riots.
The End
Oct.13.2006
Picking up from the final pages of the Pentultimate Peril, this farewell installment to the ridiculously (and deservedly!) popular A Series of Unfortunate Events places our protagonists right where we last left them: on a large, wooden boat in the middle of the ocean, trapped with their nemesis Count Olaf, who has armed himself with a helmet-full of deadly Medusoid Mycelium.
Adverbs
Apr.11.2006
Can Joe help it if he falls in love with people who don’t make him happy? And what about Helena—she’s in love, but somehow this isn’t enough. Shouldn’t it be? And if it isn’t enough, does this mean she’s not really in love? It certainly seems to be spoiling the love she’s in. And let’s say there’s a volcano underneath the city—doesn’t that make things more urgent? Does urgency...
 The Penultimate Peril
Oct.18.2005
Dear Reader, If this is the first book you found while searching for a book to read next, then the first thing you should know is that the next-to-last book is what you should put down first. Sadly, this book presents the next-to-last chronicle in the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, and it is next-to-first in its supply of misery, despair, and unpleasantness. Probably the next-...
The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunat Events, Book 11)
Sep.21.2004
Warning: Your day will become very dark—and possibly damp—if you read this book. Plan to spend this spring in hiding. Lemony Snicket is back with the eleventh book in his New York Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lemony Snicket’s saga about the charming, intelligent and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to provoke suspicion and despair in readers the...
The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 10)
Sep.01.2003
Snicket’s saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The tenth book in this outrageous publishing effort features more than the usual dose of distressing details. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off without.
The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 9)
Oct.29.2002
In the ninth title in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Carnivorous Carnival, the Baudelaire siblings are falsely accused of murder. On the run from Count Olaf (the real killer), the three disguise themselves in Madame Lulu’s House of Freaks; Violet and Klaus masquerade as the two-headed Beverly/Elliot; Sunny poses as Chabo the Wolf Baby.