The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries: The Case of the Deadly Desperados

Caroline Lawrence

6-9 years

2012 Nominee

Shrewsbury Children's Book Award

2013 Winner

Lancashire SLS Fantastic Book Awards

2012 Nominee

The Hillingdon Primary School Book of the Year Award

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05 July 2012
9781444003253
304 pages
Synopsis

From the author of the bestselling Roman Mysteries, a new series set in the Wild West, packed with danger and deadly desperados at every turn!

Virginia City in 1862 is a mining camp sitting above a rich vein of silver in America's Wild West. It's a dangerous place, full of gamblers, hurdy girls and gunmen - all of them on the make!

When twelve year-old P.K. Pinkerton arrives there, homeless, penniless and hunted, things don't look good. But P.K. soon finds allies in Sam Clemens, a newspaper reporter, Poker Face Jace, a gambler who can tell when someone is bluffing, and Ping, a Chinese photographer's apprentice. With the help of these friends - and armed with a Smith & Wesson seven-shooter and a knack for disguises - P.K. takes on the tricksters and desperados and tries to become a detective.

Fast, furious and funny - an utterly entertaining mystery adventure from an author who knows exactly how to grip and thrill her readers.

I Love, Love, LOVE it!!!! Pinky is a wonderful creation - authentic and lovable. It's exciting (I love all the cliffhangers) and funny and sometimes truly moving.

Sophie McKenzie, author of Girl, Missing

Scalpings, six shooters, saloons and stage coaches. Clear your calendar because you'll want to read this in a single sitting!

Robert Muchamore, author of the Cherub series

What we have here is a rip-roaring tale of the Wild West, with tons of credible local colour, a bunch of villains every bit as wicked as those to be found in Ancient Rome, and a likeable lead character... Original, intriguing, and a lot of fun, this book is well worth reading.

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