Did you read and enjoy A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket? These "gothic parodies" follow the escapades of three unfortunate children as they try to escape the evil clutches of a man out to steal their fortune, and along the way have to defend themselves against the vanities and flaws of adults everywhere. A great read!
Now the author has a new series out called All the Wrong Questions. This series is in the detective noir style -- think long trench coats, fedoras, mysterious visitors, missing valuables, and never knowing whom to trust! You can read more about the new books on the publisher's website.