P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man

By Caroline Lawrence
(Putnam Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780399256349, 320pp.)

Publication Date: April 18, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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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.




About the Author

Caroline Lawrence is an English/American author who was born in London and grew up in Bakersfield, California. Caroline currently lives in London, England.




Praise For P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man

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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