P.J. Tracy is a Mother-Daughter team of Patricia "P.J." Lambrecht and Traci.
P.J. died 12-21-16 (70)
"The Guilty Dead" is daughter Traci's first solo on Monkeewrench Series.

P.J. also wrote several Harlequin Presents as Melinda Cross.

Book List in Order: 14 titles



  • P.J. Tracy “seems to have found her literary sweet spot” (New York Times Book Review) with her dazzling new series, and in Desolation Canyon, fans get a deeper look into the complex characters who call Los Angeles home.LAPD Detective Margaret Nol...



  • “Tracy seems to have found her literary sweet spot.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review New York Times bestseller P. J. Tracy returns with Deep into the Dark, a brand new series set in LA and featuring up-and-coming LAPD Detective ...



  • Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth join Grace MacBride and Monkeewrench to uncover a dark and ugly conspiracy that reaches deep into the safety of homes in this latest electrifying thriller from New York Times bestselling author P. J...



  • New York Times bestselling author P. J. Tracy is back with the most addictive installment in her award-winning mystery series. Dead men tell no tales…but their pasts can’t keep a secret. Gregory Norwood is Minnesota’s most beloved philant...



  • Warm your heart this Christmas with this wonderful festive tale from bestselling author P.J. Tracy - perfect for fans of It's a Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street.Emil Rice has a silver tongue and sticky fingers, the only problem is that his ch...



  • The Monkeewrench crew returns to face the city of Minneapolis’s worst nightmare -- a rampant serial killer on the loose -- in the electrifying new thriller. When Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called to a crime...



  • The Monkeewrench crew returns in a twisty, heart-stopping new thriller. The peaceful Christmas season in Minneapolis is shattered when two friends, Chuck Spencer and Wally Luntz, scheduled to meet in person for the first time, are murdered on the sa...



  • On a sailboat ten miles off the Florida coast, Grace MacBride, partner in Monkeewrench Software, thwarts an assassination attempt on retired FBI agent John Smith. A few hours later, in Minneapolis, a fifteen-year-old girl is discovered in a vacant lo...







  • It begins with a floater. When Minneapolis homicide cops Gino Rolseth and Leo Magozzi are called to a derelict stretch of the Mississippi River, they see the bride, facedown, dead in the water. And when the Monkeewrench crew-computer geeks who ma...



  • Already major bestselling authors in the UK, the brilliant creators of the Monkeewrench team and their law-abiding counterparts on the Minneapolis PD are setting a new standard for the modern thriller, combining brilliant plotting, razor-sharp dialog...



  • Computer game company founders Grace MacBride and Annie Belinsky--along with Wisconsin deputy Sharon Mueller--are en route to Green Bay, following reports of a serial killer, when their car breaks down deep in the northern woods. A short walk through...



  • Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are bored - ever since they solved the Monkeewrench case, the Twin Cities have been in a murder-free dry spell, as people no longer seem interested in killing one another. But with two brutal homici...



  • People are dying for the new computer game by the software company Monkeewrench. Literally. With Serial Killer Detective out in limited release, the real-life murders of a jogger and a young woman have already mimicked the first two scenarios in the ...


Complete Series List in Order

Detective Margaret Nolan

1) Deep into the Dark (Jan-2021)
2) Desolation Canyon (Jan-2022)
3) The Devil You Know (Jan-2023)

A Monkeewrench Novel

1) Monkeewrench (Apr-2003)
2) Live Bait (Apr-2004)
3) Dead Run (Apr-2005)
4) Snow Blind (Aug-2006)
5) Shoot to Thrill (May-2010)
6) Off the Grid (Aug-2012)
7) The Sixth Idea (Aug-2016)
8) Nothing Stays Buried (Aug-2017)
9) The Guilty Dead (Sep-2018)
10) Ice Cold Heart (Sep-2019)

Award-Winning Books by P.J. Tracy

Monkeewrench
2004 Anthony Award -- First Novel
2004 Minnesota Book Award -- Fiction
The Sixth Idea
2016 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Thriller
Snow Blind
2006 RT Reviewers Choice Award -- Contemporary Mystery