The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations

An Utterly Unreliable Account of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events


By Joe Tracz

Introduction by Neil Patrick Harris

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$28.99 CAD


  1. ebook (Media Tie-In) $21.99 $28.99 CAD
  2. Hardcover (Media Tie-In) $35.00 $45.50 CAD
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This mysterious illustrated tie-in to Netflix’s award-winning A Series of Unfortunate Events — featuring an introduction by Count Olaf’s legal representative, Neil Patrick Harris — shares insider secrets about the Baudelaire family and the making of the show.

In every library there is a single book that can answer the question that burns like a fire in the mind…

In this collector’s companion you will discover never-before-seen photographs, never-before-told stories, and never-before, revealed secrets spanning all three seasons of the hilariously twisted, critically acclaimed hit series. You will encounter original concept art, annotated script excerpts, and interviews with the creative team and all-star cast, as well as glossaries, recipes, lyric sheets, hidden Easter eggs, shocking backstories, and suspicious pages from the titular tome, unredacted, and revealed here for the first time.

Featuring interviews with:

  • Tony Hale
  • Daniel Handler
  • Aasif Mandvi
  • Sara Rue
  • Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Patrick Warburton
  • Bo Welch
  • Alfre Woodard
  • and more…

Perhaps you are wondering how a noble person such as yourself might become a member of a secret organization. Like so many things in life, it starts by picking up the right book. So go ahead, read at your own risk.


On Sale
Oct 30, 2018
Page Count
208 pages
Hachette Books

Joe Tracz

About the Author

Joe Tracz spent years investigating the unfortunate world of Lemony Snicket before becoming a writer and producer on all three seasons of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. An LA-based screenwriter and playwright, his work includes the Drama Desk-nominated adaptation of the first Percy Jackson novel, The Lightning Thief, and the cult musical Be More Chill.

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