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  • Bibliography:
    17 Books - 2 Series
  • First Book:
    April 2003
  • Latest Book:
    January 2023
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About the Author

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.

Full 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)

Book List in Order: 17 titles

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 o...

  • 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...

  • 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 t...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • “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...

  • LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan is struggling to move forward after the death of her brother in Afghanistan and taking a life in the line of duty. Her stoic parents offer little support -- they refuse to address anything difficult, and she’s afraid t...

  • Darkness is nothing new to LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan, but in P.J. Tracy’s The Devil You Know, even she isn’t prepared for the scandalous deception of deadly proportions that shakes the very foundation of Hollywood and its untouchables…and l...

Award-Winning Books by P.J. Tracy

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

P.J. Tracy has published 17 books.

P.J. Tracy does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Devil You Know, was published in January 2023.

The first book by P.J. Tracy, Monkeewrench, was published in April 2003.

Yes. P.J. Tracy has 2 series.