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P.K. Pinkerton and the petrified man

by Lawrence, Caroline,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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CLP - Beechview Children's Mysteries j FICTION Lawrence
Location  CLP - Beechview
Collection  Children's Mysteries
Call Number  j FICTION Lawrence
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j FICTION Lawrence
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection
Call Number  j FICTION Lawrence
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Lawrence
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
Call Number  j FICTION Lawrence
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC LAWRENCE
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j LAW
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  j LAW
Don't miss this follow-up to the 2012 Amazon Best Book pick, P.K. PINKERTON AND THE DEADLY DESPERADOS !

Author Caroline Lawrence returns to the Wild West with another action-packed mystery starring Master-of-Disguise, P.K. Pinkerton.

After vanquishing three notorious Desperados, twelve-year-old P.K. Pinkerton opens a private-eye business in Virginia City. P.K.'s skills are quickly put to the test: When a maid named Martha witnesses a murder, she hires the young detective to track the killer before he finds her too.

P.K. enlists a trusted ally, Poker Face Jace, to help crack the case--but collecting clues and keeping Martha safe will not be easy. Cunning liars, rogue gunslingers and deadly foes lurk at every turn, and time is running out to bring the murderer to justice.

Sharp, thrilling and vividly imagined, P.K. Pinkerton's second action-packed adventure will keep your heart racing through the very last page.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Set just after events of The Case of the Deadly Desperados (2012), the second title in the Western Mysteries series finds 12-year-old P. K. Pinkerton opening his own detective agency in Virginia City, Nevada Territory, in 1862. But his first case proves unexpectedly complicated and dangerous when a young girl named Martha, fearing for her life, hires him, having witnessed the murder of Sally, her boss and local saloon gal. Then Martha disappears, P. K. is wrongly arrested, and, with time running out, he must employ his wits, investigative powers, and the occasional disguise to identify and catch the culprit in order to save Martha and even his own life. P. K. remains a wholly engaging, well-written, complex protagonist. He has self-acknowledged gifts, like an exceptional memory and refined senses, and challenges, like difficulties reading people and nonverbal cues. His intimate, colloquial first-person narrative captures frontier life, and new and returning sundry characters include the compassionate Reverend C. V. Anthony, mentor/cardshark Poker Face Jace, and snarky reporter Sam Clemens. This entertaining, absorbing sequel will hook readers from the get-go, and Lawrence sets up intriguing ambiguities and mysteries for P. K.'s sure-to-be-anticipated next adventure. An appended glossary includes real-life people, places, and events referenced throughout.--Rosenfeld, Shelle Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series P.K. Pinkerton series
Subjects Detective and mystery stories.
Disguise -- Juvenile fiction.
Orphans -- Juvenile fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Disguise -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
Nevada -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Nevada -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :G.P. Putnam's Sons,2013
Edition 1st American ed.
Language English
Description 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780399256349 (hbk.)
0399256342 (hbk.)
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