Warning! Do not read beyond this sentence! The narrator has a story that he won't tell, because you (the reader) will run into terrible danger if you know the secret. All right, he will tell, using made-up names and places. Cassandra is a survivalist who is always prepared for disaster. While visiting her adopted grandfathers, she overhears the story of the mysterious death of the local magician and determines that she must solve it. Together with fellow classmate Max-Ernest, an aspiring stand-up comedian, she discovers there is more to this secret than meets the eye, or nose, when they examine the 'Symphony of Smells,' which contains a code to the mystery. Before long, they meet up with the villainous Dr. L and the 'golden lady,' ageless Ms. Mauvais and realize they must hide the secret or they will perish.
Similar authors: Lemony Snicket
Similar books: Series of Unfortunate Events
Awards nominated: 2013 Bluestem Nominee
Date read: 5/19/2012