P. K. Pinkerton, Private Eye is back in the second book of this whip-crackingly brilliant series set in America's Wild West in which this unique hero interacts with real historical characters and events. Pinkerton may only be 12 but success at foiling plots and imprisoning the guilty has made PK Pinkerton indispensible to the people of Virginia City. Click here for the first one, The Case of the Deadly Desparados. If you're interested in finding out even more about P K Pinkerton then check out the Private Eye's very own website.
The death of sadistic desperado Whittlin Walt has created an opening for 'Chief of the Comstock Desperados'. Several young gunfighters are battling it out in the saloons and streets of Virginia City, and against this backdrop of gunmen, gamblers and cowboys, P.K. Pinkerton, Private Eye, is having trouble drumming up business. Nobody seems to take a 12-year-old detective seriously! Then a servant girl named Martha begs P.K. for help. She witnessed the murder of her mistress - a hurdy girl - and the killer knows it. Now he is after her. Martha gives P.K. a description of the killer and a cryptic clue, but then she disappears. Can P.K. solve the case and find Martha before the killer does?
'I reckon Caroline Lawrence's second Western Mystery may well be better even than her first P K Pinkerton case. I enjoyed myself tremendously from the start.' - Bookwitch
|Publication date:||7th June 2012|
|Publisher:||Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
Caroline Lawrence was our Guest Editor in September 2102 - Click here to see her selections. Caroline Lawrence was born in London. Her American parents returned to the United States shortly afterwards and she grew up in Bakersfield, California with her younger brother and sister. Her father taught English and drama in a local high school and her mother was an artist. When she was twelve, Caroline's family moved to Stanford University in northern California so that her father could study Linguistics. Caroline inherited her father's love of words and her mother's love of art. She subsequently studied Classics at Berkeley, ...More About Caroline Lawrence