Review: File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A brief respite from the main series, these are 13 short and fairly easy mysteries to solve in Stain’d-by-the-Sea, with the solutions in a separate section at the end of the book. Except the solutions seem to come with some extra information that seems to firm another mystery altogether…

Delightful as usual, this book gives a little more insight to the characters and location of the small town where this series is set, in addition to giving space for Snicket’s witty wordplay. Interspersed throughout the volume are also blink-and-you-miss-them references to other books, never mentioned by name but only by particulars of their plots. I counted The Little Prince (which Snicket doesn’t care for), Captain Blood, Narnia, and Tess of the d’Urbervilles, but I’m bound to have missed some.

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