“Snicket's eccentric characters, gloomy settings, and twisted plots are back in full force. Thirteen-year-old Lemony is already suspicious, worried, and over his head in secrets. He is apprenticed to S. Theodora Markson (asking what the S stands for is a Wrong Question), who is taking him to Stain'd-by-the-Sea, a thoroughly strange place with lots of its own secrets. Markson and Snicket are there to do one thing: retrieve and return a statue of the rather frightening Bombinating Beast to its rightful owner. Nothing is as simple as it seems, especially when you can't trust anyone. Snicket knows much more than he's telling, and he weaves a complex mystery that ultimately brings up more questions than it answers.”
— Marika McCoola, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
About the Author
LEMONY SNICKET had an unusual education, which may or may not explain his ability to evade capture. He is the author of the 13 volumes in "A Series of Unfortunate Events", several picture books, including "The Dark", and the All the Wrong Questions series. His most recent collaboration with Seth is "File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents", a collection of thirteen mini-mysteries set in Stain d-by-the-Sea.
SETH is a product of the Canadian education system, where he learned that doodling in the margins could translate into gainful employment. He is the multi-award-winning creator of cartoons, graphic novels and a barbershop located in Guelph, Ontario, where he resides.
John Gallant lives today in Prince Edward Island, where the stories in this book take place. Seth was born in 1962 in a rural Ontario town. Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario with five cats, a gigantic collection of vintage records, comic books, and 20th century Canadiana, and his very patient wife. He regularly contributes illustrations to" The New Yorker "and" The National Post "and recently provided the entire album artwork for Sony records singer-songwriter, Aimee Mann.