Lemony Snicket is the pen name of American author Daniel Handler. Lemony Snicket is also a character who acts as a narrator in the novels he appears in. He is best known for the A Series of Unfortunate Events children’s series.

Daniel Handler’s first novel was The Basic Eight in 1999. The Lemony Snicket pseudonym would make its debut with The Bad Beginning (the first book in A Series of Unfortunate Events) that same year. Below is a list of Lemony Snicket’s books in order of when they were originally released (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of A Series Of Unfortunate Events Books


The Bad Beginning(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reptile Room(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wide Window(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Miserable Mill(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Austere Academy(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ersatz Elevator(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vile Village(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hostile Hospital(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Carnivorous Carnival(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Slippery Slope(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grim Grotto(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Penultimate Peril(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of All The Wrong Questions Books



Who Could That Be At This Hour?(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When Did You See Her Last?(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shouldn't You Be in School?(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights?(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of All The Wrong Questions Collections


File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Basic Eight(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watch Your Mouth(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Adverbs(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Composer is Dead(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Why We Broke Up(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


Baby in the Manger(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Latke Who Wouldn't Stop Screaming(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lump of Coal(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
13 Words(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Unauthorized Autobiography(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blank Book(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Behind the Scenes with Count Olaf(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Notorious Notations(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beatrice Letters(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Puzzling Puzzles(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Wide Window was also published as Disappearance!. The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs and Why We Broke Up were written under his real name of Daniel Handler.

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  • Libby

    Fantaticalicious author! I can’t get enough.