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by P.J. Tracy


New York Times bestselling author P. J. Tracy is back with the most addictive installment in her award-winning Monkeewrench mystery series.

Dead men tell no tales - but their pasts can¹t keep a secret.

Gregory Norwood is Minnesota¹s most beloved philanthropist, and the story of his son¹s overdose was splashed across the front page of all the papers. When a photojournalist sets out to get a candid shot of the highly successful businessman on the one year anniversary of his son¹s death, he¹s shocked to find Norwood dead with a smoking gun in his hand. The city is devastated, and Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called in to handle the delicate case. It should be open and shut, but something is not right. Norwood's death is no suicide.

With no suspects and an increasing tangle of digital evidence that confounds the Minneapolis Police Department¹s most seasoned cops, Magozzi calls on Grace MacBride, Monkeewrench Software¹s founder and chief computer genius and the soon to be mother of their child together. She and her motley crew of partners begin to unravel connections between Norwood¹s death and an even larger plot. Norwood wasn¹t the first, won¹t be the last, and by the end, may be just one of many to die. The breakneck, high stakes race to find his killer and save the lives of hundreds make P. J. Tracy's The Guilty Dead her most outstanding novel yet.

P. J. Tracy was the pseudonym of mother-daughter writing team P. J. and Traci Lambrecht. Traci spent most of her childhood riding and showing horses. She graduated with a Russian Studies major from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she also studied voice. Her aspirations of becoming a spy were dashed when the Cold War ended, so she began writing to finance her annoying habits of travel and singing in rock bands. Much to her mother¹s relief, she finally realized that the written word was her true calling. They had a long, prolific career together in multiple genres before P. J.¹s passing in December 2016. Traci continues to write.

Author Endorsements

“The Monkeewrench crew is back and, as always, it’s cause for celebration! In this high-stakes thriller, Tracy demonstrates once again her masterful ability to juggle the dynamics of a tight, fast-paced plot, the riveting details of a fine police procedure, and the compelling emotional complexities of human relationships. There’s so much to savor in the writing itself, but I’m sure readers will consume this offering in one quick binge. The Guilty Dead is another winner in one of the most satisfying series on the market today.” —William Kent Krueger

“A suspenseful fast-paced story you can't wait to finish. I highly recommend The Guilty Dead. Once you begin, you won't stop until the last page, it's that compelling.” —Catherine Coulter, NYT bestselling author

"The Guilty Dead is a cut above. The stakes are higher, and nothing is as it seems. This is Tracy at her gritty, elegant best. Do not miss it." —J. T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Lie to Me