The Case of the Deadly Desperados by Caroline Lawrence
Western Mysteries, Book One

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Lawrence’s framework makes for a curious, clever and very funny kind of unreliable narration. A preternaturally calm and serious narrator tells an exceptionally lively story.
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Introducing P.K. Pinkerton, Master of Disguise



When twelve-year-old P.K. (Pinky) Pinkerton's foster parents are murdered by Whittlin' Walt and his gang of ruthless desperados, Pinky goes on the run. He's forced into hiding with Ma's priceless last possession: the deed to a large amount of land and silver mines in the Nevada Mountains. But relying on disguises will only keep Pinky hidden for so long, and the desperados are quickly closing in . . .



Narrated by the incredibly lively Pinky, this thrilling high-speed chase through the Wild West will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.


 

About Caroline Lawrence

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Caroline Lawrence is an English-American author who was born in London and grew up in Bakersfield, California. She currently lives in London, England.
 
Published February 16, 2012 by Puffin Books. 293 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction
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NY Times

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Reviewed by Priscilla Gilman on Feb 10 2012

Lawrence’s framework makes for a curious, clever and very funny kind of unreliable narration. A preternaturally calm and serious narrator tells an exceptionally lively story.

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Excellent
Reviewed by HorseLover3000 on Sep 07 2012

I seem to say this a lot, but I loved this book! It had me hooked from the first word. It has an exciting plot which leaves you desperate for more.

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