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Cold Kill

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It's always pleasant to revisit a series after skipping a few books to see if the appeal of the main characters still holds you in thrall and American mother and daughter duo P.J. Tracy certainly sustain the interest in this 7th instalment of their series. Mid-West cops Magozi and Rolseth, ably assisted by the sparky Monkeewrench tech analysts team headed by Grace McBride, are back on the case when two men are killed on opposite sides of the city. What is the connection and why does it appear that the murders are connected to the past? With genuine suspense and splendid plot architecture, the charm of this classic murder mystery lies in the interplay between the characters and its relentless pace and ingenuity. Detection, computer lore, conspiracies, a full menu of thrills for your delectation. Entertainment of the first order. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

If you like P. J. Tracy you might also like to read books by Samantha Hayes, Stuart MacBride and Katia Lief.

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Synopsis

Cold Kill by P. J. Tracy

*US edition title: THE SIXTH IDEA* Cold Kill is the seventh book in P.J. Tracy's Monkeewrench 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.

Reviews

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

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

About the Author

P. J. Tracy

P. J. Tracy lives in America. Want to Play? was her first novel. PJ Tracy is a pseudonym for mother/daughter writing team.

P. J. Lambrecht is a college dropout with one of the largest collections of sweatpants in the world. She was raised in an upper-middle class family of very nice people, and turned to writing to escape the hardships of such a life. She had her first short story published in The Saturday Evening Post when Traci was eight, still mercifully oblivious to her mother's plans to eventually trick her into joining the family business. She has been a moderately successfully free-lance writer ever since, although she has absolutely no qualifications for such a profession, except a penchant for lying.

Traci Lambrecht 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 instead attempted briefly and unsuccessfully to import Eastern European folk art. She began writing to finance her annoying habits of travel and singing in rock bands, and much to her mother's relief, finally realized that the written word was her true calling. They have been writing together ever since. Traci now lives in Southern California and divides her time between there, Minneapolis and Aspen.

Author photo © Pamela Stege

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Publication date

11th August 2016

Author

P. J. Tracy

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Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

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Hardback

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Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780718184230

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