Saturday, January 14, 2006

Series of Unfortunate Events: Book 13 Release Date?

Yesterday, I received this newsletter from Harper Collins:

Less than two weeks after 2006 arrived amidst great excitement and optimism, something terrible happened at 12:01 a.m. this morning: Friday the 13th arrived.

Under normal circumstances, today’s date would be unfortunate. This year, it is even more ominous, a word which here means “extremely worrisome.” That is because this terribly unlucky day occurs TWICE in 2006.

Associates at predict that the second time, Friday, October 13, will bring The End. Of what, however--the Baudelaire orphans? Lemony Snicket himself? Thursday, October 12th?--remains unclear.

There is much to fear in the coming months--alarming puzzles, distressing notations, a series of communications from someone named Beatrice. All of us at AuthorTracker will continue to try to locate the elusive Mr. Snicket, gather information, understand the truth, and share our findings with you.

Still, we are sorry to ruin your year after only 12 days. Perhaps 2007 will be cheerier.

With all due respect,
HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins doesn't say exactly what will happen on October 13, but I think it's no coincidence that it will be almost exactly a year since the release of The Penultimate Peril. Could it be the release date of Book the Thirteenth of The Series of Unfortunate Events?


Anonymous said...

Thats exactly what I think. I got the same E mail from harper colins.

Unknown said...

Yes, we know now that October 13 is the release date for Unfortunate Events book 13. The title is just The End. Hmmm. Doesn't seem to fit with the others, does it? You can click here to preorder it from

A month before The End, on September 5, HarperCollins will be releasing a book called The Beatrice Letters, which is supposed to have some clues in it. You can click here to preorder The Beatrice Letters from