Saddle up as Caroline Lawrence, the creator of the fantastic Roman Mysteries, launches her brand new Wild West series at the Hay Festival on 1 June 2011 before heading for London, then on to the Edinburgh Book Festival in August and the Bath Festival of Children's Literature in September.
"When 12-year-old P.K. “Pinky” Pinkerton arrives in Virginia City - homeless, penniless and hunted - things don’t look good. But armed with a Smith & Wesson seven-shooter and a knack for disguises, P.K. takes on desperados, dancing girls and gamblers. Pinky’s dream is to work for the Pinkerton Detective Agency in Chicago. But there is so much crime in Virginia City that soon the town has its first detective: P.K. Pinkerton, Private Eye."
With the Case of the Deadly Desperadoes, Lawrence's new hero, Pinky Pinkerton, looks set to be as popular as Flavia Gemina and her Roman friends.