Not as child appropriate as Roman Mysteries!,
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This review is from: The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse: The P. K. Pinkerton Mysteries 2 (Hardcover)
My 8.5 year old son has read many of Lawrence's Roman Mysteries and the first of this Pinkerton series, so he was very eager to get going on this latest story. From his point of view, it is a great story with a gripping plot. As a mother, I find myself twitching at the detailed considerations as to when someone would strangle a victim and when you would use a knife to slit the throat. Prostitutes and all the colour of a rough and ready western town are thrown in too. I can't quite work out what age range this story is aimed at. Even the main character, who is supposed to be only 12 years old, seems a rather unconvincing attempt at putting a child into a grown up role. Why not make Pinkerton an adult and be done with it?
Despite my son's enthusiasm, I won't be buying the next instalment...not until he is 13!