Lawrence, Caroline P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man, 306 pgs, G.P. Putnam’s Sons 2012. $16.99. Language: PG (edited and misspelled swears) Mature Content: PG; Violence PG.
12-year-old P.K. Pinkerton - Master of Disguise, has vanquished the Desperados in the first book and has now set up business as a Private Detective in Virginia City, Nevada - 1862. His first real client has witnessed a murder and fears for her life! Can “Pinky” solve the case before he kills again?
This second book in the series stands easily on its own. The old west feel is still there; gunfights, saloons, jail and a deputy marshall. The seedier aspects of the western experience are told through the voice of our 12-year-old, so Lawrence is able to maintain the grit of a western while maintaining appeal for a younger audience. EL, MS ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian