The Unusual Suspects (novel)

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The Unusual Suspects
Author Michael Buckley
Original title The Sisters Grimm
Illustrator Peter Ferguson
Cover artist Peter Ferguson
Country United States
Language English
Series The Sisters Grimm series
Genre Fantasy Mystery novel
Publisher Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publication date
October 1 2005
Published in English
October 1 2005
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 290 pp
ISBN 0-8109-5926-7
OCLC 61703829
LC Class PZ7.B882323 Siu 2005
Preceded by The Fairy-Tale Detectives
Followed by The Problem Child

The Unusual Suspects is the second novel in The Sisters Grimm series written by Michael Buckley and illustrated by Peter Ferguson.

Characters[edit]

  • Sabrina Grimm
  • Daphne Grimm
  • Granny Relda Grimm
  • Mr. Canis (The Big Bad Wolf)
  • Puck
  • Mayor Charming
  • Snow White
  • The Pied Piper
  • Wendell
  • Mirror
  • Rumpelstiltskin

Plot[edit]

Ms. Minerva Smirt comes to Ferryport Landing and informs the girls they must go to school, or she will send them to a foster home. Sabrina, Daphne and Puck (who must protect the girls there) go to school, but find many of the other students and teachers hostile. One of Sabrina's teachers is murdered and the Grimms decide to investigate. They discover a plot to drill under the school to escape the barrier. Charming gives the sisters the Little Match Girl's Matches, which can transport a person anywhere in the world. Sabrina wishes to go to the place where her parents are kept. She ignores Daphne's concern for consequences and goes to a dark place where her parents are. She finds a huge monster that breathes fire called the Jabberwocky and a small, insane girl in a red cloak. The rest of the story continues in the third book, The Problem Child.