The Composer is Dead, Snicket
Author: Lemony Snicket
Illustrator: Carson Ellis
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers (2009)
There's dreadful news from the symphony hall — the composer is dead!
If you have ever heard an orchestra play, then you know that musicians are most certainly guilty of something. Where exactly were the violins on the night in question? Did anyone see the harp? Is the trumpet protesting a bit too boisterously?
In this perplexing murder mystery, everyone seems to have a motive, everyone has an alibi and nearly everyone is a musical instrument. But the composer is still dead.
Perhaps you can solve the crime yourself. Join the Inspector as he interrogates all the unusual suspects. Then listen to the accompanying audio recording featuring Lemony Snicket and the music of Nathaniel Stookey performed by the San Francisco Symphony. Hear for yourself exactly what took place on that fateful, well-orchestrated evening.
About Lemony Snicket:
Lemony Snicket is often despondent, mostly about his published research, which includes A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Composer is Dead.
About Carson Ellis:
As a kid, Carson Ellis loved exploring the woods, drawing and nursing wounded animals back to health. As an adult, little has changed — except she is now the acclaimed illustrator of several books for children, including Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead, Dillweed's Revenge by Florence Parry Heide and The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.