The children go undercover as concierge staff at the last remaining safe place for the members of VFD, The Hotel Denouement. The hotel floors are uniquely organized according to the Dewey Decimal System, and along with mirror writing and chapters called “Not a Chapter”, this perplexing whodunit storyline will have heads spinning. The first half moves slowly with reminiscing of past events, and the siblings become involved in both arson, and the accidental death of a new character. Have the Baudelaire’s lost all sense of right and wrong? The ultimate cliffhanger.
For a critical overview of the entire series, see A Series of Unfortunate Events (Books series overview).