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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (242 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caroline Lawrence Narrator: Pat Rodriguez, Caroline Lawrence Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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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, 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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy! | 1/30/2014

    " Cute middle grade western mystery. My full review here "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rusty | 1/24/2014

    " Terrific read for high 4th grade through low 8th. Non-stop action in the Old West is a sure bet for reluctant readers, particularly boys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cilla Glud | 1/23/2014

    " It was great. Just my type of realistic fiction. Anyone will like it. I't was seriously awesome "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Pehnec | 1/20/2014

    " Super fun romp that keeps you guessing until the end. This would make a great read aloud because it's action packed, but also has a lot to talk about - past (and present) American Indian stereotypes, opium dens (truly!) and "soiled doves" who spark men. Also, lots of murder and gun play - it's the wild west, after all. I'll thoughtfully recommend this to older tweens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ratforcekids | 1/1/2014

    " A fast-paced engrossing read, full of the Wild West and lots of detective excitement! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/1/2013

    " I would have given it 5 stars but for the fact that it is written for young readers and I thought it had a bit more language and some references/situations with "old west prostitutes" that were a bit more than I want my 8 or 10yo reading. Too bad, because the rest of it was fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 11/12/2013

    " It was awesome. I cant believe i got it in an advanced uncorrected copy when im only eleven! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 8/16/2013

    " Cracking little kids' book, immensely enjoyed it. Hope I can get my two boys to read it someday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 8/4/2013

    " The first book in a new series; I like the wild west backdrop; a winning narrator in P.K. Pinkerton. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Arendt | 6/29/2013

    " Excellent narration. Full of details of the wild west during the mid 1800s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 5/31/2013

    " Is he or isn't he? Can't wait to find out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 9/17/2012

    " I felt that too much happens in this book in too short a time period, but I did want to know what had happened... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 6/24/2012

    " I can't wait for the next book in the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bev | 4/3/2012

    " Not a book to read aloud to 4th graders! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon Kalman | 11/18/2011

    " Good premise. Well written character, but went on too long. "

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About the Author
Author Caroline LawrenceCAROLINE LAWRENCE grew up in California. She moved to England when she won a scholarship to Cambridge University to study Classical Archaeology, which she followed with a degree in Hebrew and Jewish studies at the University of London. She lives by the Thames river in London with her husband, a graphic designer. THE THIEVES OF OSTIA is her first book.