In their most daring misadventure, the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by very, very rich people, whose penthouse apartment is located mysteriously close to the place where all their misfortune began. Even though their new home in the city is fancy, and the children are clever and charming, I'm sorry to say that still, the unlucky orphans will encounter more disaster and woe. In fact, in this sixth book in A Series of Unfortunate Events, the children will experience a darkened staircase, a red herring, an auction, parsley soda, some friends in a dire situation, a secret passageway, and pinstripe suits.
As the Baudelaire orphans trudge up the dark stairway that leads to their new home, they can't help but wonder what lies above. Could this be the place where they will finally be safe? In their luxurious new home, surely they will be able to relax. With some luck, Violet can finally enjoy inventing as a hobby. Unless, of course, she must invent a contraption in an attempt to free friends in danger. And Klaus may find time to enjoy reading in the Squalors' private library. That is, if he doesn't need the books to find one piece of vital information. And Sunny may be able to spend her time gleefully gnawing. Unless she needs to employ her extraordinary teeth to escape a terrifying trap. What lies above is a mystery, but what is certain is that when you are living on the top floor of a tall apartment building, it's a long way down. The Baudelaires had best be prepared, just in case the penthouse apartment of 667 Dark Avenue presents a series of unfortunate events.
Both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted, A Series of Unfortunate Events offers an exquisitely dark comedy in the tradition of Edward Gorey and Roald Dahl. Lemony Snicket's uproariously unhappy books continue to win readers, despite all his warnings.