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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Children's Books (4 Sept. 2014)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1444001728
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444001723
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.8 x 20.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 375,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Million-selling author Caroline Lawrence writes detective stories with the double aim of entertaining children and teaching them. Combining fast-moving plots with historical accuracy means her history mystery stories are beloved of children, parents and teachers.

In 2009, Caroline won the Classical Association Prize for her Roman Mysteries series, which comprises over 20 books and inspired a glossy BBC TV series.

In 2011 Caroline launched a second historical detective series, the Western Mysteries, staring P.K. Pinkerton: a 12-year-old doubly orphaned detective who has trouble "reading people". The Case of the Deadly Desperados was the Sunday New York Times Editors' Choice in February 2012.

Caroline says: "I want to know everything about the past, especially the exciting things. Also the sounds, smells, sights and tastes. I write historical novels because nobody has invented a Time Machine. And I write for kids because 11 is my inner age."

Caroline is also writing a spin-off series of Roman books for readers aged 7+, starting with
The Sewer Demon

Here are the Roman Mystery novels in series order:

The Thieves Of Ostia: The Roman Mysteries 1
The Secrets Of Vesuvius: The Roman Mysteries 2
The Pirates Of Pompeii: The Roman Mysteries 3
The Assassins Of Rome: The Roman Mysteries 4
The Dolphins Of Laurentum: The Roman Mysteries 5
The Twelve Tasks Of Flavia Gemina:The Roman Mysteries 6
The Enemies Of Jupiter: The Roman Mysteries 7
The Gladiators From Capua: The Roman Mysteries 8
The Colossus Of Rhodes: The Roman Mysteries 9
The Fugitive From Corinth: The Roman Mysteries 10
The Sirens Of Surrentum: The Roman Mysteries 11
The Charioteer Of Delphi: The Roman Mysteries 12
The Slave-Girl From Jerusalem: The Roman Mysteries 13
The Beggar Of Volubilis: The Roman Mysteries 14
The Scribes From Alexandria: The Roman Mysteries 15
The Prophet From Ephesus: The Roman Mysteries 16
The Man From Pomegranate Street: The Roman Mysteries 17

Here are the mini-mysteries:

The Legionary From Londinium And Other Mini-Mysteries
Trimalchio's Feast And Other Mini-Mysteries

Plus quiz books, omnibus editions, a travel book and a treasury:

The First Roman Mysteries Quiz Book
The Second Roman Mysteries Quiz Book
The Roman Mysteries Omnibus (Books 1-3) (B) (Feb)
The Roman Mysteries Omnibus (Books 4-6) (B)
From Ostia To Alexandria With Flavia Gemina
The Roman Mysteries Treasury

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Book Description

The final whip-cracking adventure in the P.K. Pinkerton series from million-selling author Caroline Lawrence.

From the Inside Flap

My name is P.K. Pinkerton and I will soon be breakfast for a couple of grizzly bears. I am trapped in a cave high in the Sierra Nevada with my dying pa & only 1 bullet in my Henry rifle. It all started when two strangers rode into town last week. I reckon it will end when those two prowling, growling grizzly bears gobble me up.

You might say, 'You are half Sioux. Why don't you use your Indian skills to save yourself?'

My answer is this: 'I will not abandon my dying pa.'

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ML Jensen on 23 Sept. 2014
Format: Hardcover
This was another superb P.K. Pinkerton mystery and a fitting end to a great series. It was a great adventure with lots of excitement including revenge, theft, confidence trickery, a runaway stagecoach and shootings. Who could ask for more?
The reader is given plenty of clues to where the plot is going, but even if you work it out, there is still a pleasure in watching it unfold and waiting to see when P.K. works it all out.
I hadn't been able to guess how the overall series would reach a satisfactory conclusion, so that was a surprise and I loved the solution to PK's gender issues.
As ever, the voice was spot-on, the setting was vivid and the gentle humour was a delight. I only wish there were going to be more stories, because I love being in PK's world. If you haven't read these books yet, I can't recommend them highly enough.
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