Friday, September 27, 2013

P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man OR The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse

The Case of the Petrified Man: Western Mysteries, Book TwoThe Case of the Petrified Man: Western Mysteries, Book Two by Caroline Lawrence

P.K.'s trouble does not rest. He escaped the deadly desperados, but soon is placed under arrest for the murder of Short Sally. P.K. wants to solve the crime, but surprisingly is arrested for the crime. Now he sits in jail and writes his story before the trial.

What an action packed sequel to The Case of the Deadly Desperados. P.K. did set up his detective business and found a client, but his adventure turns foal. P.K. remains strong under the pressure, mystery, and disguises of his profession. I love that the chapters are written on numbered ledger sheets. I also loved to title...the British title: The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse. I don't appreciate it when books carry multiple titles. Other than the title war, book two is a gripping story that will be appreciated by Lawrence fans or readers of historical fiction, adventure, or mystery. The setting is a bit rough and wild because it's the wild west, so I would recommend older elementary students or middle school students to pick up this tale.

Book Three: P.K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing Widows is set to come out in March of 2014. I cannot wait to hear more about P.K.'s adventures!

Reviewed from a library copy.

Audio Book Details...
P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man by Caroline Lawrence
Series: Book 2, P.K. Pinkerton - Western Mysteries
Read by T. Sands
Produced by Listening Library
Number of Discs: 7
Total Time: 7 hours, 52 minutes
ISBN: 9780307968869

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