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The Guilty Dead

P. J. Tracy

The Guilty Dead is the ninth book in P.J. Tracy's addictive and internationally bestselling Twin Cities series.

Gregory Norwood, wealthy businessman and close friend of Minnesota's leading candidate for Governor, is found dead on the first anniversary of his son's drug overdose. It seems clear to Detectives Gino and Magozzi that grief drove him to suicide.

Until they realise the left-handed man seems to have used his right hand to pull the trigger.

And they find the second body.

As the seemingly open-and-shut case becomes a murder enquiry, the detectives begin to delve into the dark secrets of one of the city's most powerful families. It seems the murders are not the first in the Norwoods' tragic story - and they won't be the last . . .

PRAISE FOR P. J. TRACY:


'Outrageously suspenseful' Harlan Coben


'A fast-paced gripping read with thrills and devilish twists' Guardian


'A powerful thriller and an ingenious plot' Observer Review

Want to Play?

P. J. Tracy

Penguin Picks are stories you'll want to read again and again. Beautifully and stylishly designed by a modern artist, they are not only stories you'll keep coming back to but also books whose looks will never go out of fashion . . .

'A thrilling page-turner' Sunday Telegraph

'Want to play a game?'

Winter is coming to Minneapolis - and a killer is finding victims. As the body count rises games-creator Grace MacBride looks on in horror. The murders are straight out of Serial Killer Detective, the game she's behind - a game with hundreds of players. Grace knows that telling the police will make her a suspect - but she's even more sure that not telling them will make her a victim. For the copycat killings and the killer are getting steadily closer. It's time to play, or die . . .

'A fast-paced, gripping read with thrills and devilish twists' Guardian

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Return of the Magi

P. J. Tracy

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 charm always gets him into trouble and he's never been very good at not getting arrested. Twenty-two times he's been caught and twenty-two times he's sworn never to steal again, but it's on his twenty-third arrest when Emil realises he may have picked up more than he bargained for. Sentenced to community service at a secure mental health facility, Emil is unwillingly befriended by two elderly female patients who believe he is the final part of a big cosmic plan that will change their lives forever...

This heartwarming Christmas tale of kindness, friendship and redemption will be perfect for the cold winter nights!

Nothing Stays Buried

P. J. Tracy

"Supercharged storytelling" Daily Mail. Detectives Gino and Magozzi struggle to keep up with a serial killer in this gripping new thriller in the bestselling Twin Cities series.

A young woman is murdered in a park in Minneapolis. When detectives Gino and Magozzi discover a playing card near the body, they recognise the work of a serial killer who has already struck the city once before.

But it's worse than they imagined. The card is the four of spades; the last victim's was the ace: it seems they're already two murders behind.

Once again working with Grace MacBride and her team of analysts, they discover a web of evidence stretching back into the past. And there is little time to untangle it: this killer has a taste for blood, and he's intent on playing out the deck . . .

PRAISE FOR P. J. TRACY:

'Outrageously suspenseful' Harlan Coben

'A fast-paced gripping read with thrills and devilish twists' Guardian

'A powerful thriller and an ingenious plot' Observer Review

'Some of the best new blood work in the genre . . . Scary funny, witty, and genuinely perplexing right to the end' Glasgow Herald

Cold Kill

P. J. Tracy

*US edition title: THE SIXTH IDEA*

Cold Kill is the seventh book in P.J. Tracy's bestselling Twin Cities series.

Two dead bodies.

On a cold winter's night in Minneapolis, two friends are brutally murdered on opposite sides of the city. It's clear to homicide detectives Gino and Magozzi that the men were targets - but why?

A decades-old conspiracy.

As Gino and Magozzi begin to uncover evidence, the clues rapidly start to disappear. Lost websites and missing CCTV footage lead them once more to Grace MacBride and her eccentric team of computer analysts - the only ones who can help.

A deadly attack that could bring a city to its knees.

But as more bodies appear, the team begin to realize that this isn't fresh blood - this is a case that stretches back sixty years. And something that has been lying dormant is now awakening.

As Gino and Magozzi race to find answers, they slowly uncover an unimaginable horror: one that they must stop if any of them are to get out alive . . .

PRAISE FOR P. J. TRACY:

'Outrageously suspenseful'
Harlan Coben

'A fast-paced gripping read with thrills and devilish twists'
Guardian

'A powerful thriller and an ingenious plot'
Observer Review

'Scary funny, witty, and genuinely perplexing right to the end'
Glasgow Herald

'Eclectic characters and zingy dialogue . . . exhilarating'
People


Filled with the same crackling dialogue, pace and rich vivid characters as in previous novels, Cold Kill is the new gripping instalment in the internationally bestselling Monkeewrench series. Follow the characters' journeys in the rest of the series: Want to Play?, Live Bait, Dead Run, Snow Blind, Play to Kill and Two Evils.

Dead Run

P. J. Tracy

Dead Run is the third book in P.J. Tracy's bestselling Twin Cities series.

It should have been a simple journey - a drive from Minneapolis to Green Bay, Wisconsin. But a couple of unplanned detours lead Grace MacBride, Annie Belinsky and police Deputy Sharon Mueller deep in the northern woods, far from civilization and a mobile phone signal. Then the car breaks down.

The nervous search for a landline and a mechanic leads the women to Four Corners, a sleepy crossroads town. And place they soon wish they'd never stumbled on - because something terrible happened in Four Corners...

Filled with the same crackling dialogue, pace and rich vivid characters as in previous novels, Dead Run firmly establishes P.J. Tracy as one of the most exciting thriller writers in the world. Fans of Karen Rose should be paying attention. Follow the characters' journeys in the rest of the series: Want to Play?, Live Bait, Snow Blind, Play to Kill and Two Evils.

Praise for PJ Tracy:
'A thrilling page-turner with a nail-biting finish' Sunday Telegraph
'P.J. Tracy is about to become a household name' Daily Mirror

P.J. Tracy is the pseudonynm for the mother-and-daughter writing team of P.J. and Traci Lambrecht. They are the authors of the award-winning and best-selling thrillers Live Bait, Dead Run, Snow Blind, Play to Kill, Two Evils and the Richard and Judy Book Club pick Want to Play?. All six books feature detectives Gino and Magozzi and maverick computer hacker Grace MacBride. P.J. and Traci both live near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

www.pjtracy.net

Two Evils

P. J. Tracy

*US edition title: OFF THE GRID*

Two Evils is the sixth book in P.J. Tracy's bestselling Twin Cities series.

As the nights draw in so the killings begin...

A missing girl is found dead in a parking lot, her throat cut. Two young immigrants are gunned down in their apartment. And with each passing day the body count rises...

For Minneapolis homicide detectives Gino and Magozzi it seems that this autumn the bodies are falling faster than the leaves. With few leads to go on, yet evidence that these killings are linked to others taking place in other cities, the pair turn to Grace McBride, maverick computer analyst.

What Grace uncovers forces Gino and Magozzi to make a dreadful and fateful choice: down which twisted path does the lesser of two evils lie...

P.J. Tracy's cult thriller characters Grace MacBride and Detectives Gino and Magozzi are back once again in the sixth book in the Monkeewrench series. Follow their journeys in the rest of the series: Want to Play?, Live Bait, Dead Run, Snow Blind and Play to Kill.

Praise for P.J. Tracy:
'Outrageously suspenseful' Harlan Coben
'A fast-paced gripping read with thrills and devilish twists' Guardian
'A powerful thriller and an ingenious plot' Observer

P.J. Tracy is the pseudonynm for the mother-and-daughter writing team of P.J. and Traci Lambrecht. They are the authors of the award-winning and best-selling thrillers Live Bait, Dead Run, Snow Blind, Play to Kill, Two Evils and the Richard and Judy Book Club pick Want to Play?. All six books feature detectives Gino and Magozzi and maverick computer hacker Grace MacBride. P.J. and Traci both live near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

www.pjtracy.net

Live Bait

P. J. Tracy

Live Bait is the second book in P.J. Tracy's bestselling Twin Cities series.

When elderly Morey Gilbert is found, lying dead in the grass by his wife, Lily, it's a tragedy, but it shouldn't have been a shock - old people die. But when she finds a bullet hole in his skull, the blood washed away by heavy rain, sadness turns to fear. It looks like an execution...

Soon a whole city is fearful as new victims are found, killed with the same cold precision. All elderly. All apparently blameless.

Detectives Gino and Magozzi, race to uncover a connection and their best hope of doing so may be Grace McBride, beautiful, damaged survivor of an earlier killing spree. And the answers, it seems, are buried in a terrible past.

Grace MacBride and Detectives Gino and Magozzi are back in P.J. Tracy's Live Bait, the follow-up to debut Want to Play? Fans of Karen Rose should be paying attention. Follow the characters' journeys in the rest of the series: Want to Play?, Dead Run, Snow Blind, Play to Kill and Two Evils.

Praise for P.J. Tracy:
'Her second offering doesn't disappoint. Vivid scenes, realistic characters and humorous dialogue' Time Out
'A fast-paced, gripping read with thrills and devilish twists' Guardian

P.J. Tracy is the pseudonynm for the mother-and-daughter writing team of P.J. and Traci Lambrecht. They are the authors of the award-winning and best-selling thrillers Live Bait, Dead Run, Snow Blind, Play to Kill, Two Evils and the Richard and Judy Book Club pick Want to Play?. All six books feature detectives Gino and Magozzi and maverick computer hacker Grace MacBride. P.J. and Traci both live near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

www.pjtracy.net

Play to Kill

P. J. Tracy

Play to Kill by P.J. Tracy is the fifth novel in the bestselling Twin Cities crime series.

Call it murdertube...

Minneapolis homicide cops Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth fish a murdered drag queen out of the Mississippi. Another day, another corpse. Except the victim's death throes quickly appear in a video posted online. And there are other videos, other murders.

Unable to trace who is posting the videos, the cops turn to Grace MacBride and her crew of eccentric computer mavericks. But as the bodies and videos stack up, the team desperately try and answer a terrifying question:

Is this the work of a lone individual? Or of several killers who have taken social networking to the darkest extreme...

P.J. Tracy's cult thriller characters Grace MacBride and Detectives Gino and Magozzi are back for more in the fifth book in the Monkeewrench series. Follow their journeys in the rest of the series: Want to Play?, Live Bait, Dead Run, Snow Blind and Two Evils.

Praise for P.J. Tracy:
'A thrilling page-turner with a nail-biting finish' Sunday Telegraph
'P.J. Tracy is about to become a household name' Daily Mirror

P.J. Tracy is the pseudonynm for the mother-and-daughter writing team of P.J. and Traci Lambrecht. They are the authors of the award-winning and best-selling thrillers Live Bait, Dead Run, Snow Blind, Play to Kill, Two Evils and the Richard and Judy Book Club pick Want to Play?. All six books feature detectives Gino and Magozzi and maverick computer hacker Grace MacBride. P.J. and Traci both live near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

www.pjtracy.net

Snow Blind

P. J. Tracy

Snow Blind is the fourth book in P.J. Tracy's bestselling Twin Cities series.

The Dead of Winter...

Minneapolis, winter's first white flakes; a park full of snowmen. But the layers of packed snow hide a ghoulish surprise.

First, the bodies of two cops are found inside the snowmen and then a day later, in the countryside to the north, Sheriff Iris Rikker makes a similarly shocking discovery. Soon Detectives Gino and Magozzi are sent north through the worst blizzard Minnesota's seen for years to find what else links the investigations.

But some secrets you don't want to uncover. And as the cases unravel, it seems snowmen aren't the only ones with something to hide...

P.J. Tracy's cult thriller characters Grace MacBride and Detectives Gino and Magozzi are back for more in the fourth book in the Monkeewrench series. Follow their journeys in the rest of the series: Want to Play?, Live Bait, Dead Run, Play to Kill and Two Evils.

Praise for P.J. Tracy:
'A fast-paced, gripping read with thrills and devilish twists' Guardian
'Outrageously suspenseful' Harlan Coben
'P.J. Tracy is about to become a household name' Daily Mirror

P. J. Tracy

P. J. Tracy was the pseudonym for the mother-and-daughter writing team of PJ and Traci Lambrecht. Together PJ and Traci were authors of the brilliant best-selling Twin Cities thrillers. PJ has now sadly passed and Traci continues to write the series.

Biography

P. J. Tracy was the pseudonym for the mother-and-daughter writing team of P. J. and Traci Lambrecht. Together P. J. and Traci were authors of the bestselling thrillers Want to Play? (a Richard and Judy Book Club pick), Live Bait, Dead Run, Snow Blind, Play to Kill, Two Evils, Cold Kill and Nothing Stays Buried. P. J. passed away in 2016, but Traci is continuing the series with The Guilty Dead.