Who Could That be at This Hour?

Written by Lemony Snicket

Illustrated by Seth

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LoveReading View on Who Could That be at This Hour?

Bestselling Lemony Snicket’s fast-talking writing is brilliantly on display in this wise cracking detective story which is full of references to the great detective writers of the past. Thirteen year Snicket is apprenticed to S. Theodora Markson, a second rate detective who is investigating a theft in small and unusual town of Stain’d-by-the-Sea. It doesn’t take Snicket long to start working for himself piecing together all the clues in a topsy-turvy world with a host of brilliantly ridiculous characters. November 2012 Book of the Month.

Who Could That be at This Hour? Synopsis

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 Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read.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.

Who Could That be at This Hour? Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the second title in the series, When Did You See Her Last?  You can read their reviews below.

  • Richie Upchurch, age 7 - 'This is a complicated mystery with lots of extra mysteries in it. It’s a really good book and I really want to read the next book to find out what happened to Ellington Feint’s missing father.' Read full review >
  • Alice East, age 9 - 'I would like to read the rest of this series.' Read full review >
  • Mia Thurston-Mathews, age 10 - 'It is about a young Lemony Snicket, an apprentice detective who likes his own ideas and doesn't take advice easily. It was a very humorous book and once I started I couldn't stop.' Read full review >
  • Emily Golding, age 7 - 'FAB!  Great  story!  I loved it.  This  book was a mystery that kept me guessing  till the end.' Read full review >
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'A really wacky mystery novel which I would recommend to anyone over the age of nine, including adults (as I read it with my Mum). If you can imagine Dr Seuss books for older readers, this is it.' Read full review >
  • Tom White, age 10 - 'When Did You See Her Last? is a good fun mystery book that has a few tricky words to read. Overall it is a great fun book.' Read full review >
  • Eloise Mae Clarkson, age 12 - 'The characters were amazing;  the personalities were great and they were all unique. The plot was brilliant and you couldn't guess the ending.'  Read full review >

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781405268844
Publication date: 30/05/2013
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405256216
Publication date: 23/10/2012
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405256216
Publication date: 23rd October 2012
Author: Lemony Snicket
Illustrator: Seth
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month, eBooks

About Lemony Snicket

Image © Meredith Heuer Lemony Snicket had an unusual education and a perplexing youth, and now endures a despondent adulthood. His previous published works include the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Composer Is Dead, and 13 Words. His forthcoming book, “Who Could That Be at This Hour?”, which is the first question in a series of All The Wrong Questions, will be made available only to the general public on October 23, 2012.  He is represented in all matters literary, legal, and social by Daniel Handler, author of the Printz Honor-award winning Why We Broke Up. ...

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