Monday, September 24, 2018

Review & Giveaway: The Guilty Dead by P.J. Tracy



Publication Date: September 11th 2018 by Crooked Lane Books
Pages: 325
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About the book:

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 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...

My Thoughts:
Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth, homicide detectives of the Minnesota Police Department are called out for what they think is a routine sign-off on a suicide. The victim is Gregory Norwood a wealthy businessman on the one-year anniversary of his son’s overdose. The situation turns into anything but routine after reviewing the facts of the scene, and the discovery of another body.  What they find is a tragic history and many twists. 

At the same time the Monkeewrench team, a private cyber security/investigative company/expert hackers (from what I gather) are on high alert after their contact in the FBI enlists their help searching for terror suspects because the FBI knows something big is about to happen but can’t narrow down the suspects or target.

This is book nine in the series and I haven’t read the previous books, but it wasn’t necessary for the current mysteries.  There were some personal relationships that I didn’t witness from the beginning, Grace (a Monkeewrench specialist) and Leo Magozzi’s (a Minnesota Homicide Det.) was featured prominently here, but still it was more of a side story than the main gig.  And their scenes were very touching even without reading about them previously.  I’d like to go back and find out how they came together.  Grace seems to have issues from the past that makes it difficult to let people in, yet she’s with Leo and having his baby. Love more history!

This was very much a crime procedural, the homicide and terror cases being front and center, with bits of personal relationships featured.  I’m a sucker for a good crime procedural, solving the crime right along with the detectives piecing things together.  I had a character under suspicion early on which panned out, but I wasn’t sure of their motivations, so I had fun getting to the whys. 

The Guilty Dead was a fast-paced page turner with danger, action, and revelations at every turn!  Thrilling and entertaining!  I’m interested in going back and reading from the beginning!


4 Suns



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14 comments:

  1. I don't really have a favorite, I love them all because it's my favorite genre.

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  2. This sounds really good. I'm glad it wasn't too confusing having never read the previous books. :) I do love a good mystery!

    -lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  3. I love a good mystery, especially this time of year for whatever reason. I'm going to check this one out more. ;)

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    1. I do like reading mysteries and thrillers this time of year, too. It just feels like the season. :)

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  4. One of them is Cooking For Ghosts by Patricia V. Davis. Thank you

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  5. Yay that one can just jump in that late and that it works. I do love that, they should be able to stand alone too

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    1. I know I was a little nervous about jumping in so far into the series, but it worked out. :)

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  6. This series is one of them! Been reading it for years. I also enjoy James Rollins. I could go on and on. LOL

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    1. Awesome! I'm planning on starting from the beginning. :)

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  7. Wow, this sounds good, and I love that it's set in Minnesota which is kinda different. Neat cover too.

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    1. I know, I love that cover, and I thought Minnesota for a setting was quite different as well. I like the idea. Never read anything set in Minnesota, but the author lives there so I'm sure it's a comfortable setting. :)

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  8. I've been meaning to try this author and this series for awhile now, but other books keep getting in the way. I'll have to do better next year. ;D

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  9. I do like to see them solve a crime too, but i am horrid at guessing who did it

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