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P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man: P.K. Pinkerton, Book 2

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Sequel hits stride in weird, appealing Wild West tale.

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The book's protagonist and his narrative voice are true originals that will appeal to kids and adults alike. " 'I am not in the Kissing Business,' I said. 'I am in the Detective Business. Do you have a Mystery for me to solve?' " Less lurid than Deadly Desperados, P.K. PINKERTON AND THE PETRIFIED MAN still includes, along with a wealth of vocabulary and historical detail, questionable characters and adult issues from prostitution to slavery. Drunkenness and multiple murders also figure in the tale, so parents might want to read this first to see if it's for their kids.

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