Monkeewrench

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 754 ratings

Monkeewrench Publisher's Summary

Haunted by a series of horrifying and violent episodes in their past, Grace McBride and the oddball crew of her software company, Monkeewrench, create a computer game where the killer is always caught, where the good guys always win. But their game becomes a nightmare when someone starts duplicating the fictional murders in real life, down to the last detail.

By the time the police realize what's happening, three people are dead, and with 17 more murder scenarios available online, there are 17 more potential victims. While the authorities scramble to find the killer in a city paralyzed by fear, the Monkeewrench staff are playing their own game, analyzing victim profiles in a frantic attempt to discover the murderer's next target.

In a thriller populated by characters both hilarious and heartbreaking, a rural Wisconsin sheriff, two Minneapolis police detectives, and Grace's gang are all caught in a web of decades-old secrets that could get them all killed.

©2004 P. J. Tracy (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Monkeewrench

    • By: P. J. Tracy
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Haunted by a series of horrifying and violent episodes in their past, Grace McBride and the oddball crew of her software company, Monkeewrench, create a computer game where the killer is always caught, where the good guys always win. But their game becomes a nightmare when someone starts duplicating the fictional murders in real life, down to the last detail.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It’s not bad, but I had some problems with it.

    • By Jane on 02-11-12

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 2

    • Live Bait

    • By: P. J. Tracy
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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 when elderly Morey Gilbert is found dead in the plant nursery he runs with his wife, Lily, the crime drought ends - not with a trickle, but with a torrent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Above average

    • By Paw Paw T on 09-04-08

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Live Bait

    • Monkeewrench Series, Book 2
    • By: P. J. Tracy
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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 when elderly Morey Gilbert is found dead in the plant nursery he runs with his wife, Lily, the crime drought ends - not with a trickle, but with a torrent. Who would kill Morey, a man without an enemy, a man who might as well have been a saint? Can Grace McBride's cold case-solving software program somehow find the missing link?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story!

    • By Mary on 02-22-17

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 3

    • Dead Run

    • By: P. J. Tracy
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Monkeewrench founders Grace McBride and Annie Belinsky, along with Deputy Sharon Mueller, are driving from Minneapolis to Green Bay, where they believe a new serial killer is just warming up. Unfortunately, their car breaks down deep in the northern woods, far away from civilization and cell towers.

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 4

    • Snow Blind

    • By: P. J. Tracy
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    With the holidays over and the long cold winter looming, January can be a bleak month in Minneapolis. So what better way to bring a little cheer to the good people of the city than by sponsoring an old-fashioned snowman-building contest? In a matter of hours, a local park is filled with the innocent laughter of children and their frosty creations.

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 5

    • Shoot to Thrill

    • By: P. J. Tracy
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    When Minneapolis homicide cops Rolseth and Magozzi are called to a derelict stretch of the Mississippi River, they see a bride, facedown, dead in the water. And when the Monkeewrench crew – computer geeks who made a fortune on games, now assisting the cops with special anticrime software – are invited by the FBI to investigate a series of murder videos posted to the Web, it’s not long before the group discovers the frightening link between the unlucky bride and the latest, most horrific use of the Internet yet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great mystery book

    • By Luke on 08-06-17

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 6

    • Off the Grid

    • A Monkeewrench Novel, Book 6
    • By: P. J. Tracy
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    On a sailboat 10 miles off the Florida Keys, Grace MacBride, partner in Monkeewrench Software, thwarts an assassination attempt on retired FBI agent John Smith. A few hours later, in Minneapolis, a 15-year-old girl is found in a vacant lot, her throat slashed. Later that morning, two young men are found in their home a few blocks away, killed execution style. The next morning, three more men are found savagely murdered in the same neighborhood. As Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth struggle to link the crime scenes, they discover that there have been similar murders in other cities....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The fith and newest P. J. Tracy Monkeywrench Gang

    • By Kathleen on 08-26-12

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 7

    • The Sixth Idea

    • Monkeewrench, Book 7
    • By: P. J. Tracy
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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 same night, two hours and several miles apart, dramatically concluding winter vacation for homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Read the book, the narration is Not up to Par!

    • By MBarrett on 08-07-16

    Regular price: $20.99