The Ersatz Elevator (A series of unfortunate events #6)

The Ersatz Elevator   - Michael Kupperman, Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist

❝ Violet, Klaus and Sunny were standing with Mr. Poe in front of an enormous apartment building on Dark Avenue, a street in one of the fanciest districts in the city.❞

Book 6 of the Baudelaire's misfortune takes them back to the city and under the care of Mr. and Mrs. Squalor: Esmé and Jerome. This is an extremely rich couple: Esme is constantly in the look out of what is 'in', whereas Jerome, is very generous and kind to the Baudelaires, but man was he a pushover!  His wife had the last word on everything, which was very frustrating. Count Olaf this time, I'm sorry to say, outsmarts the clever orphans and he manages yet again to escape.

P.S. : Ersatz is a word that describes a situation in which one thing is pretending to be another (I didn't know that word, so I thought it would be useful to have the definition written down- after I'm done with the series I will go over all the lovely phrases and fancy words I learned from them).