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.
A fun and intelligent story, this book is an interesting approach to young adult fiction.
So if you want to know why P.K. Pinkerton is going to be killed on September 28, 1862, you need to read The Case of the Deadly Desperadoes.
When I first started reading this book, I didn't understand a lot of the decisions she had made as the author.
We own the Virginia City Inn in Virginia City Nevada where the book takes place. A 10 year old guest, with eyes wide opened with excitement, introduced me to the first book when... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Linda Lindsey
My daughter introduced me to the Roman Mysteries of Caroline Lawrence, which our entire family read and loved. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Hearth's Fyre
A fun and intelligent story, this book is an interesting approach to young adult fiction. Although it will be hard to find a kid for this book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Habs
My 11 year old son loved this book! He can't wait for the next one in the series. Is it a series?Published on January 10, 2013 by Johanna Hibbard
Based on the reviews of this book, we allowed our 9-year-old son to select Deadly Desperados for a school project. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by David
I enjoyed greatly Caroline Lawrence's earlier series, The Roman Mysteries, and just finished this first volume in her Western Mysteries. Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by Fred Mench
Here's my thoughts on Caroline Lawrence's The Case of the Deadly Desperados: Western Mysteries, Book One. Read morePublished on August 24, 2012 by Debbie Reese
"The first sentence of Caroline Lawrence's "Case of the Deadly Desperados" whizzes past like a bullet from a Derringer pistol: "My name is P. K. Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by Margaret McNamara
This is the best book I've read in ages. It's brilliantly plotted, has fantastic characters. P.K. was an amazing main character and so unusual. Read morePublished on February 17, 2012 by ML Jensen