The year is 1862 and twelve-year-old P.K. Pinkerton is on the run from Whittlin Walt and his gang of ruthless desperados. P.K. is determined to hold on to his ma,s last priceless possession: the deed to a large amount of land and silver mines in the Nevada Mountains. But this is the Wild West, and there,’s hardly a safe place to hide in Virginia City, an untamed mining town full of gamblers, hurdy girls and gunmen—all of them on the make! Relying on disguises will only keep P.K. hidden for so long as he works to outwit the outlaws who are quickly closing in . . .
At once thrilling, funny, and moving, this mystery adventure will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.
About Caroline Lawrence
Caroline Lawrence grew up in Bakersfield, California, and claims that some of her ancestors were pioneers, teamsters and newspapermen. Caroline moved to England to study classics at Cambridge. After a decade of immersing herself in Roman history to write the Roman Mysteries series, Caroline is now mining the rich vein of American history during the tumultuous 1860s. She currently lives in London by the river with her history-loving husband. She is the author of the P.K. Pinkerton series.
The Case of the Deadly Desperados: Western Mysteries, Book One by Caroline Lawrence