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The Case of the Deadly Desperados
by Caroline Lawrence

The Case of the Deadly Desperados by Caroline Lawrence

 

What is it all about?

Virginia City in 1862 is a mining camp sitting above a rich vein of silver in America's Wild West. It's a dangerous place, full of gamblers, cowboys, hurdy girls and gunmen - all of them on the make!

When twelve year-old P.K. Pinkerton arrives there, homeless, penniless and hunted, things don't look good. But P.K. soon finds allies in Sam Clemens, a newspaper reporter, Poker Face Jace, a gambler who can tell when someone is bluffing, and Ping, a Chinese photographer's apprentice. With the help of these friends - and armed with a Smith & Wesson seven-shooter and a knack for disguises - P.K. takes on the tricksters and desperados and tries to become a detective.

Fast, furious and funny - an utterly entertaining mystery adventure from an author who knows exactly how to grip and thrill her readers.

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Publisher information

First published July 2012
This edition published by Orion Children's Books
Orion House
5 Upper Saint Martin's Lane
London
WC2H 9EA
Text © Caroline Lawrence 2012

Reproduced by permission of:
Orion Children's Books.

ISBN - 978-1444003253

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