The Vile Village: No. 7 (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket - old hardcover
Lemony Snicket goes from strength to strength and the latest in "A Series of Unfortunate Events" sees our hero up to tricks bigger and better than ever. "The Vile Village" of the title is a place you don't want to be, with Snicket getting darker than ever. The Baudelaire orphans go to a village called V.F.D. as part of a Village Adoption Scheme, and they get into a series of scrapes. With all the usual Snicket devices in place, fans are bound not to be disappointed.