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P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man

Caroline Lawrence - Author

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ISBN 9780147510334 | 336 pages | 09 Jan 2014 | Puffin | 7.75 x 5.07in | 8 - AND UP years
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The second book in a rip-roaring adventure series set in the wild west!

After escaping the ruthless desperados, P.K. finally feels safe in Virginia City and is ready to set up a new private eye business. But all the mysteries in town seem to be pranks—until the day P.K. meets a young maid named Martha. Martha’s employer has been found dead . . . and now the killer is after her. The mystery takes a grave turn when Martha disappears, so P.K. consults Poker Face Jace, an expert at people reading. With his help, P.K. inspects saloons and billiard rooms, and even tries sneaking into the coroner’s office. But time is quickly running out for P.K., and Martha’s life has never been in more danger.


Praise for P.K. PINKERTON AND THE PETRIFIED MAN:
 
 
STARRED REVIEW FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS:
“Quick-on-the-draw funny follow-up . . .A warm, wise, wild and woolly second offering…”
 
 
STARRED REVIEW FROM BOOKLIST:
“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.”
 
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Praise for P.K. PINKERTON AND THE DEADLY DESPERADOS:
 
Amazon Best Book 2012
Kirkus Best Book 2012
Indie Next Pick
Booklist Top 10 Youth Crime Fiction
Booklist Top 10 Youth Western
 
 
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES:
“Curious, clever, and very funny…P.K.'s journey is very much a metaphor for an autistic experience. Lawrence powerfully conveys both the difficulties of living with autism and the autistic mind's distinctive strengths. Any child who's felt like a ''Misfit'' or ''Freak of Nature'' as P.K. does will identify with his despair and cheer him.”
 
 
STARRED REVIEW FROM BOOKLIST:
“A winning blend of Wild West and classic detective lore, this first book in the Western Mysteries series is a fast-paced, engrossing read, from beginning to end.”
 
 
STARRED REVIEW FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS:
 “[F]ast-paced and deadpan-funny Wild West adventure … A rich vein of wisdom runs through this highly entertaining, swashbuckling series debut.”
 
 
FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:
“[E]nergetic, vividly written series opener… this agile story should keep readers’ attention from first page to last.”
 
 
FROM THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS:
“Wild chases, wilder disguises, goofy humor, wordplay, a delightfully gruesome end for Whittlin’ Walt, and a strong hint of episodes to come all provide a passel of good readin’.”
 
 
FROM HORN BOOK:
“[A] bang-up series starter, …[this] strongly voiced account succeeds as a rousing adventure that promises more action in another installment just around the corner.”
 
 
FROM VOYA:
“[Q]uick paced and engaging, moving from one escapade to the next without ever slowing down.”



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