Nothing Stays Buried by P.J. Tracy

Nothing Stays Buried

P.J. Tracy

The Monkeewrench crew returns to help Minneapolis detectives stop a serial killer and solve a decades-old crime.

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The Monkeewrench crew returns to face the city of Minneapolis’s worst nightmare—a rampant serial killer on the loose—in this electrifying thriller from the author of The Sixth Idea.
When Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called to a crime scene in a heavily wooded city park, everything about the setting is all too familiar. And when they discover a playing card on the victim's body, their worst fears are confirmed—there’s a serial killer operating in the city for the first time in years.

Across town, Grace MacBride and her unconventional partners at Monkeewrench Software find themselves at both personal and career crossroads. Weary of the darker side of their computer work for law enforcement, they agree to take on a private missing-persons case in a small farming community in southwestern Minnesota.

As the violence accelerates in Minneapolis, Magozzi and Gino soon realize their killer is planning to complete the deck, and they enlist Monkeewrench to help stop the rampage. As a baffling tangle of evidence accumulates, the cops and Monkeewrench make the unlikely connections among a farmer’s missing daughter, a serial killer, and a decades-old stabbing that brings them face-to-face with pure evil.

Advance Galley Reviews

Good read, different but engaging. Serial killer books are almost always great and this was by an exception. Definitely think I would read more by this author.

I love the Monkeewrench novels. This series is better when read in order. I enjoyed the character changes in each novel. This one surprised me with the ending

This was my favorite book of this series so far for me. I really enjoyed the characters. They work so well together. This had many twist and turns. I loved the suspense. I received an ebook copy from Firsttoread for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I've never read any of the other books in the Monkeewrench series but regardless I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I never felt lost or like I was missing out on anything but I’m sure that if I read the other books in the series I would like this book even more, which is crazy because I already absolutely enjoyed this read! All the mystery and suspense made me upset I couldn’t read any faster, the book never felt slow or like it dragged. The different character story lines were fused together so flawlessly it should be a crime, ha get it?! The authors also did a great job with the murder scenes, they haunted me during my 5:30 a.m. workouts y’all. Also, the aw moments didn’t feel mushy or forced, they were perfectly placed to bring light into the dark times the characters faced. I’m sure it’s needless to say that I’m heading to the bookstore to buy the remaining books on this series. Thanks Penguin First To Read program for the chance to read this book before it was out, honestly loved it!

**Did not finish** I enjoyed what I read of this book, but did not finish this title because life.... I will definitely try to pick this book up again later, but will read the series in order.

Rating: 4 of 5 stars. The Monkeywrenchers are at it again, this time a farmer needs help learning the fate of his only daughter. Is she alive? Another exciting adventure, they're outside their normal environment, will they be able to handle all the twists and turns that get thrown at them?

This is the first book i have read in this series and I have to say I rather enjoyed it. I got lost quickly in this book with its thrilling story and its fully thought out plot. I didn't really feel lost not having read the other books in the series which is always nice. I look forward to reading more from this author.

I really wanted to like this book. I lived in Minneapolis for many years and thought it would be a fun read. Unfortunately, I got bored and never finished the book. Not sure if that was my fault with a very busy summer or it really was boring. When I went to pick it back up it was expired so now we'll never know....

The Monkeewrench crew doesn't fail to entertain. The characters are distinct and the plotting is well done. The author (technically authors since this is a team) do an outstanding job of interlocking the stories of the various characters and connecting parallel plot lines. Well worth investing your time in this book alone or the entire series.

I received this book to review by First to read, this is my honest review. First thank you for sending it to me! This book is the latest one in the series, and I enjoyed it so much that I am asking for the other books for my birthday?? With that being said, I dived right in the book and had a delightful moment. The author has an enjoyable voice and the pacing was good. I still felt like i was missing how good this book could have been because i wanted to know the back story . But that's on me. I am very happy to have discovered this new crew and will add them to my supspens books. Will and did recommend

I'm such a fan of the Monkeewrench crew and have been since the first book. I was very excited to get this galley and it didn't disappoint. I can never imagine how these books are actually written by two people (a mother and daughter) because their voice is to clear to me. It captures the feel of the Midwest, especially the farmland outside Minneapolis and the people who inhabit it. Yet everyone is so distinct. It makes it easy to keep track of a large cast of characters, one of the true strengths of the series. The latest entry is just as fresh and engrossing as the first. There is a serial killer on the loose and only the Monkeewrench crew has the ability to put together all the data to track him down. Grace and Magozzi's romance plays a secondary plot line to the mystery. I read it in two sittings and only put it down because I was so tired, but this was an engrossing and enjoyable read which manages to not dumb things down without being so complex it strains your brain. Highly recommend!

Another great book about the Monkeewrench crew. Facing a serial killer who specifically tags his victims with playing cards, and has a vide past the police have their hands full. The Minneapolis police are faced with a serial killer like they have never seen before and when an undercover FBI agent investigating a drug ring becomes a victim the case becomes even more complicated. Meanwhile in a more remote farm area a girl goes missing and the Monkeewrench crew with their software and high tech gear are called in to find her dead or alive. Soon these parallel story lines merge as the situation becomes more violent and the killer is forced to run and hide. Will the police and crew find the girl, stop a killer or become victims themselves. This was a well written quick paced action detective novel. The plot is well thought out and includes everything from drugs, a killer, a rogue lion, violent storms, a goat grave yard, and a mystery that hinges on a woman's life. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys detective novels, crime novels, mysteries, thrillers, or action books. The use of the parallel plot lines, builds the suspense and paves away to connect to the horrors of a serial killer for anyone involved. I am looking forward to the next book in the series and enjoyed this one so much I may go back and reread the first seven books in the Monkeewrench series again because this was definitely one of the best.

Being a new commer to this series I must say I was very much entertained. It was great page turner and the characters were so well integrated. I have found a new author to add to my collection. I will be looking for more of these monkeywrench series.

First, let me start by saying there will be no spoilers in this review and although it is book 7 in the Monkeewrench series, this book can definitely be read as a standalone. I had not read any of this author's books prior to this, and now I have every one on my TBR list! If you love the kind of books that feature a great plot, a story that keeps moving, engaging characters, detectives, intrigue, mystery and thrilling twists and turns, this is without a doubt the book for you. Although the characters completely stand alone in their own "mini-story" all connect, interact and fit together perfectly, in an unforced, believable kind of way. The mini-stories support each other as the story untangles, and it is not hard to imagine how they are all intertwined. The only thing that I found a little bit hard to believe (being the thriller/mystery reader that I am) is how all the law enforcement agencies involved worked so well together, without any "chest pounding" or territorial strife, but, other than that, the entire read was engaging, heart pounding, and just sucks you in from page 1 of the prologue to the very end. A few surprises, which will be left for you to find, GET THIS BOOK! I

Tracy has done a great job in providing an interesting series since her first book, Monkeewrench, and like many long running series there have been ups and downs. The character interaction between the main group of characters has been what kept bringing me back time and again regardless of any negatives. Their personalities, charm, and skills have often made hard days end on a highpoint as I was provided with a great escape and a positive way to close out an otherwise stressful day. Lately it seems Tracy has been taking the bulk of the attention away from what made this a great series and shifting it to other characters like the detectives. They’re not bad characters and I do read a lot of law enforcement books but I had come to depend on this series solely for its focus on something other than detectives. If I wanted to read more police procedurals I have plenty to choose from written by authors in the States, the UK and Australia. Why write these stories under the Monkeewrench banner if the focus isn’t going to be on them? If you want to write police procedurals do so as standalones or under a new series banner. The positives still outweigh my petty grievances with great pacing, well-written suspense, fleshed out storylines, and well-developed characters with a balance in viewpoints so you get a more interesting novel. You don’t necessarily need to read the series in order so if you haven’t read Monkeewrench I would not want you to feel dissuaded from picking this up.

The Monkeewrench crew is back at it in the 8th installment of this series! Centered around Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth, who have been sent to a crime scene in a heavily wooded park, where the scenario feels too familiar to be a coincidence. A playing card found on the victim’s body leads the detectives to think another case may be connected and that a serial killer is on the hunt. At the same time, Grace MacBride and the crew at Monkeewrench get a call from a sleepy town nearby concerning a missing woman and possible cartel connections. The Minneapolis detectives soon find their case tied to Monkeewrench’s investigation. With a violent criminal and cartel connections, the two groups are in for a wild, violent ride. The potential for this killer to be after the goal of completing an entire deck of murders, puts things in fast motion. Unlikely connections between the two cases weave the pieces of a puzzle filled with pure evil at its center. Can the detectives stop this killer before bodies pile up? What happened to this missing woman? Is she just another body in the deck? Before receiving access to this ARC, I had never read one of the Monkeewrench series books. Despite my lack of reading the seven previous releases, I was able to understand the connections between characters and the current plot line. There were certainly times where specific things were mentioned that I felt confused on from lacking the backstory, but these instances did not hinder my enjoyment of the novel. Tracy created a story that was both captivating and terrifying. The reality that events like these could easily happen in a small town made the story an addictive read. The character development was complete and the reader was able to truly bond with each character throughout the story. Not having read any of Tracy’s work in the past, I was not familiar with the way narratives switched between characters as the chapters changed. I was caught off guard initially by this formatting, but was able to pick up on the changes easier and adapt the further I read. NOTHING STAYS BURIED is a perfect novel for fans of the thriller genre who are intrigued by serial killers and scenarios that could happen to anyone. I would highly recommend picking this novel up regardless of if a reader has past experience with the Monkeewrench series or not. This book has been intrigued to head back and read the seven novels that came before in this series! Thank you to G.P Putnam’s Sons and P.J. Tracy for providing me early access to this galley through Penguin’s First to Read program in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

I enjoyed reading this book. It's not the first in the series, and I haven't read the rest of it, but it didn't prevent me from following this book. I will go back and read the first few to get the rest of the back story, though. The writing is engaging, and the plot moved forward at a nice pace. I'll be adding this mother/daughter author duo to my reading list when I want a suspense novel. I received this book as part of the First to Read program.

I received a free ARC copy of this book in return for my honest review. Last year, I received an ARC copy of the previous entry in this series and I loved it. I liked it so much, I went back and read the rest of the series. When I had the opportunity to get a copy of this book, I jumped at it. This is my favorite book in the series. The writers get better after every book and the characters become more fleshed out. The central mystery in this book is very interesting and the way they tied everything together is logical and doesn't require a giant leap of logic like a lot of mysteries do. I would highly recommend but just this book, but the whole series to anyone who likes a good crime story.

I was a newcomer to the Monkeewrench team. LOVE THIS NOVEL!!! I loved all the characters and the way it goes back and forth between all of the characters. I will definitely go back and read until I get to this newest release. What a fantastic storyline and characters. Definitely a must read!

Love the Monkeewrench team and this installment is just fantastic. Fans who follow this series will be thrilled and newcomers will be able to enjoy this book without having read the others. I love how the author brings disparate story lines together, resulting in a wickedly intricate and compelling whodunit.

I am so excited! I am ready to catch up with some old friends I haven’t seen in several months. In preparing to see them I am anxious that everything goes as smooth as possible, we delve back into old relationships with an ease that a well-built companionship allows. I arrived to our gathering and things picked up as I would expect. Conversation flows as if we never had been apart. There is some exciting stories shared along the way and interest is heightened with humor and tales about where our lives have taken us. And then… Then, several of the friends announce unexpectedly they have to leave, sorry for the trouble, and hope to catch up with you the next time we are able to do this again. And they abruptly leave. The rest of us have a hole of disappointment opening within. We stare at one another knowing we all have the same question in mind: What. Just. Happened? The excitement we all were privy to experiencing leading up to our get-together has been dealt a sudden halt of fun and twisted into a depressive dark cloud. That, my friends, is how I felt with “Nothing Stays Buried” by P.J. Tracy. The characters are all back including some additional furnishings of home-steady men as part of the warm, comfy feeling of a good read. However, as the story progresses, I get the feeling the main story line is progressing and intense, but some of the main, lovable characters were just hanging decorations that were not necessary to the movement of action. They were forced to dance a slow-dance while heavy rock music was playing. There are times this novel shines, but I could not escape the let-down feeling I experienced upon concluding the book. This doesn’t take away from the authors’ talents, but shows they are capable of a speed bump along the way to their normal successful ventures. Out of a 5 star rating, I give this a 3 as it is more average in enjoyment compared to their earlier novels.

Enjoyed catching up with the Monkeewrench crew and Detectives Magozzi and Rolseth. Fast paced story that kept me turning the pages. The Monkeewrench crew is working on a missing persons case while the detectives are pursuing a serial killer. As each group gets further into their investigations,they discover that the two cases are connected.

This novel is the most horrifying tale of murder, assassins andsuspene. It definitely keeps your pulse up!

The mother/daughter duo comes through again! I have read all of the Monkeywrench books, and loved all of them. The characters come to life in the storytelling - and they make you want to meet them in real life. i can't wait for the next installment - especially when the baby makes its debut......

Extremely enjoyable. I read this as a standalone and I had no trouble getting into this book and the characters. I loved the mystery/suspense aspect of the book as well. I would love to read the rest of the series and I am looking forward to future installments of the Monkeywrench series.

Nothing Stays Buried is the second book I have read in PJ Tracy's Monkeywrench series and I enjoyed it even more than the first. While it is part of series, it also reads fine as a stand alone book. There is a serial kiler on a rampage in Minneapolis and a missing girl in rural Minnesota. The Monkeywrench group heads out to help the local police find the missing girl and connections with the serial killer keep cropping up. PJ Tracy brings all the threads together masterfully. The ending is a very unexpected surprise. If you are looking for a suspenseful read, this is it.

This is my introduction to P.J. Tracy. Had no idea this is part of a series, so it sounds like these books can be read out of order--or this book can be read as a standalone. The writing is engaging and I enjoyed the story. It felt like it was written for anyone already familiar with the characters, but I suppose that's to be expected. Anyway, worth picking up to read.

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review of this book from First to Read. This is part of a series of books involving the Monkeewrench group. They are a group that use advanced computing skills to help the police catch serial killers. In this book, they so slightly south of their home base of Minneapolis to help a small town farmer find his daughter who has gone missing. Meanwhile back in the Minneapolis, there is a serial killer loose in the city. This is a great read that I highly enjoyed. While this is part of a series, it read well as a stand alone as well. I enjoyed is so much, that I will be going back to be Reuther rest of the series & am anxiously awaiting more from this series!

Ruth Castleberry, Charlotte P.J.Tracy never disappoints. I've read every one of their books and the plots are always well conceived and executed. I feel as if I personally know the characters and I love the way they have evolved over the series. I will say that I don't think someone picking this up with no background is going to appreciate just how rich the interplay among the characters has been developed. That's not to say that a reader would not enjoy this as a standalone novel. It's just that they will realize how well done this is with the perspective of following Monkeewrench from the beginning. And, not to ruin this for someone else, I really felt the ending remarkedly sensitive and very welcome. I eagerly await the next volume...

This was the first book I read in P.J. Tracy's series, and I absolutely loved it! I enjoyed the character development as well as each and every plot twist. Once I really got started, there was no putting the book down! I could picture each and every scene as it was described and could easily put myself in each of the character's shoes. I felt like I was guessing who the killer was at each page and whether or not they would find Marla alive.

A great entry in the Monkeewrench series! There were a lot of missing spaces, but it didn't really detract from the story. I loved progression in the relationships of all the characters - friends and lovers, and the mystery itself was pretty good. It took me a while. Can't wait to meet baby Magozzi-MacBride!

I love P J Tracy books and her writing is exceptional. On that note, I would recommend reading the other books in this series first so there is no confusion when you read this excellent story. Her characters in this series have evolved and are so enjoyable to read as they untangle a thrilling mystery. If you love mysteries, P J Tracy gives you an electrifying story that is fast paced and filled with intrigue. I received an advanced ARC from First to Read for my honest opinion. This author has given us another great installment in this series.

I must admit I am a fan of this series. The characters are engaging and the plots are fantastic. This outing is no different. While I agree you can read this book without the backdrop of previous novels it is a big help to to have read the background of each of the team. The locations and actions are so well described so that I could see in my mind how in opening pages the young lady began the experience that starts you on this wonderful story. Get this book.

Nothing Stays Buried is the eighth title in P.J. Tracy's Monkeewrench series. The gang at Monkeewrench will be familiar to fans of the series but if, like me, you haven't read any of the previous books, it isn't a problem. The book stands on its own, I never felt like I had walked into the middle of a conversation. In Nothing Stays Buried, women find jogging could be an unhealthy activity. Tornadoes, bodies washing out of shallow graves, a lion roaming the corn fields of Minnesota, an ambitious reporter getting too deep into her story, a serial murderer with the tattoos to prove it then mix in a Mexican drug cartel and you have a fast moving who-done-it with plenty to keep you turning the pages. I would certainly recommend Nothing Stays Buried for anyone looking for a fast paced mystery that can make you laugh at times and bring a tear or two before its over. I want to thank FirstToRead for providing an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

This is the first book in the series that I've read. I liked it a lot. It's a quick, enjoyable read. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series now. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good murder mystery.

This P.J. Tracy book was an very good serial killer mystery. I believe I would have enjoyed it even more if I had read some of the other previously published stories. The author assumes The reader knows the characters and it takes a while for the reader to catch up. You just have to hang in for a while and then you get hooked! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a muster mystery... I'd just suggest they start at the beginning of the series.

Thank you, Penguin and First to Read for the opportunity to read this novel. I couldn't finish it. I think I missed background information from it reading any in the series. I should have researched it before choosing this one. It started off strong, but once the author delved into the lives of the main two detectives I went blank. It was like I missed half of their relationship and background info that made the story really slow down for me. I just couldn't get past chapter ten. I like the author's writing, so when I'm in the mood for a good mystery I am going to pick up the first in the series.

I hadn't read any of P. J. Tracy's books before, which cause some confusion at first. I wish I'd known going in that there would be so many characters to keep up with. I had a hard time getting into it, but the premise was interesting! Always love a good serial killer story.

As this story begins the Monkeewrench team and the detectives are in the stages of preparations for the arrival of Leo and Grace's baby. Two cases come up, one to find a missing daughter of a friend of Harley's. And the other, the murder of a woman whose body was sliced up and a calling card left behind, that was the same MO as another murder a few months back. As each team work on their respective cases more bodies begin to turn up and the cases become intertwined. A solid police and cyber procedural with all the familiar characters and their quirks. Throw in a Mexican drug cartel, a lion on the loose along with a serial killer, that all tie together for a satisfying conclusion. Thank you First-To- Read for this free e-copy of "Nothing Stays Buried".

The book lived up to my expectations regarding the authors, but was hard reading due to the editing. Toomanywords and not enough spaces. Hard to read when so many words did not have the proper species between them. Could have been better.

After receiving my advance copy of this book I took a few days to get started. I quickly devoured the book from there. I enjoyed the characters in the story and found the action to be fast paced. Would recommend and will likely read more of the series.

Nothing Stays Buried is my first eroding experience with the P J Tracy books. I received the digital galley of the novel from First To Read in exchange for an honest review and I thank them for the opportunity to "test drive" the book. As a newcomer I felt a little confused by the many characters and who was who and what was their relationship and purpose. I did like the book but not being a fan already I didn't instantly fall in love with the book. I wish there was a character guide for us newbies because I think I would have gotten into it more if I had known from the beginning the role of each character. The story itself was intriguing. A serial killer is murdering women in parks in Minneapolis and leaves playing cards at the murder scene. The Monkeywrench team is called in to help a local farmer find his missing daughter Marla. who may have been a victim. The narrative progresses as each new body is discovered and the reader can feel the tension mounting as the team gets more frustrated over not being able to catch the murderer. The last 50 or so pages of the book brings these emotions out in a physical way with a violent thunderstorm as they are moving in on the target. That part of the book was the best for me. Very well written and nor without a little comic relief. My advice to those who have never read P J Tracy is to read some of the earlier books first so you aren't as confused reading this later book. Fourteen years is a pretty long time for an author to continue a series but I don't think it suffers from age as some writers' book series do. If I liked it I am sure fans of the series will love it. (less) . Friend Reviews

This was the 1st book in this series I have read. I enjoyed it, although it took awhile to get caught up in who was who and why they were together. Once I got about halfway through it picked up and was a quick read and enjoyable.

This is my first encounter with the writing team of P.J. Tracy and while crime/drama isn't my first reading choice I was engaged from the first page. By the middle of the book I had done a search on my public library website and put a hold on the first of the Monkeewrench books and it waiting for me as I write this. This is a fast-paced, hand-wringing, increased respiration read with solid characters, believable plot, hold your breath ending. I was lucky to receive an ARC There is no question that I plan to read the previous seven in the series.

P.J. Tracy has done it again! Great book and great series. Fast paced and an easy read. I have anxiously looked forward to every book on this series. They truly know how to hook you in. Very suspenseful..

Review of Nothing Stays Buried by PJ Tracey. I really enjoyed this latest Monkeewrench gang book! I like that the author lets you get to know the characters a little bit at a time and rounds them out as people throughout the series whether they are minor murder victims or main characters. This one has the gang working on one case and the MPD working on another. The twists and turns work well together and the author brings the two stories together via the main characters. I think this series is well written and makes the reader feel for all of the people involved. I would definitely recommend this book and the series. Thank you to First to Read from Penguin for the advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.

I love this series and so happy to see another novel come out! This book was another thriller that satisfied me and left me wanting more and quicker ones written. Seemed it took forever for this to come out. Hopefully the writer, P.J. will hear her fans who are always clamoring for more. But I have to agree that starting at the beginning of the series does help keep first time readers much more informed and "into" this book because so much happens in the earlier books to help you understand the characters. If you don't read some of the earlier books you will have a tendency to feel lost or disconnected and definitely won't understand the nuances of each person and how close they are or how good they work together. Was thrilled to read about Grace being pregnant and know it will further develop her character and smooth out some of her fears and rough edges, which I look forward to in future books. I think she will make a great mom and hope nothing upsets that storyline. If you've not read the series from first book, go get it!

Wow! I really enjoyed this serial killer story. The characters were great, the plot was amazing, and this book just hooked me. The story kept me reading to find out what happens next. I couldn't wait to find out how it would end. I just loved seeing how everything tied together. I would recommend this book.

I've never read anything in this series before and I enjoyed it.This fairly stand alone but I think having prior knowledge would have helped. The monkeewrench team is interesting but I was a little confused about what they were and what they were actually contributing.Not bad.

I received an ARC of 'Nothing Stays Buried' by P.J. Tracy from the First to Read program for free in exchange for my review. I have not read any of James Abel's previous works with the Monkeewrench crew and while this book works as a standalone, it would have been much better had I read the previous books. With that said, I enjoyed the book. The book kept my interest with an abduction of a young woman not in Minneapolis, then the killing of a young woman (which turns out to be one of several by a serial killer) before moving to the Monkeewrench crew looking for the first young woman. The story had twists, turns and subpolots that kept me on edge for the entire book. I would give the book five stars out of five and will be reading the other Monkeewrench novels.

** No Spoliers Here The Monkeewrench series of books are written by P. J. Tracy, a pseudonym of the mother-daughter writing team of Patricia Lambrecht and Traci Lambrecht. I have followed The Monkeewrench Gang, and this writing team, since the very first installment, titled Monkeewrench. The characters all have very individual personalities and are well developed over time. They will become friends if you let them.The mysteries are full of complex, twisted plots designed to keep you on the edge of your seat. In Nothing Stays Buried, the team face a vicious, evil serial killer, Angel, who intersects with every character in the novel under various circumstances. The plots required to seamlessly weave everyone together took much skill, which shows. From a farm, to the city, to Mexico, and back again, the landscape, plots, and characters keep the reader invested in the story wight to the very last word! Yes, the good guys win. And the tale is well worth the read! Thank you for the opportunity to preview this favorite! RIP P.J.

This is the first Monkeewrench novel that I have read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The mix of police procedural, serial killer details, hi-tech input from the Monkeewrench team and the wild weather so often seen in the Midwest made for a fantastic, fast read. Although this was the eighth book in the series, it was easy to pick up the background and context for this novel. As a Minnesota resident, I loved the setting, and will be picking up more of P.J. Tracy's novels to read soon!

I got started with this series and the Monkeywrench gang with the very first book. I remember thinking no one can live long term as paranoid as Grace and stay sane. Life doesn't work that way. I am glad to see that life has broadened Grace's point of view. Now she is having to let the messiness of the world in because she's pregnant. Nothing is as messy as a baby, or changes one's perspective as completely. Book 8 takes us out of the city, seeing if the code they have written can be used to find a missing person. This may be Minnesota, with cows and corn, but the story winds drugs, a Mexican cartel, the FBI, a serial killer and a tornado together. The list of ingredients look like they would make a mess, but it turns into a fine stew, full bodied and satisfying.

This was one of their better books! The only problem was that I don't think Monkeywrench actually contributed to the solution other than moral support for Walt! Great detective work saved the day, very enjoyable none the less and impossible to put down! I love this series and am so glad Tracy is continuing the series! I've read and enjoyed them all! I especially liked the lion, a great character! Highly recommended.

Thank to First to Read program for this opportunity. "Everybody’s got problems, Leo, doesn’t matter how old you are, who you are, where you come from, or where you’re going." The detectives Gino and Leo was something I adored. They had interesting back stories . Leo and Gino find themselves investigating a possible serial killer, meaning that is interesting and captivating. They’ve got a dead body on their hands. A young woman was found murdered in a park & unfortunately the distinctive MO is ringing a few bells. Several months ago another woman was found in a similar setting but the case was never solved. To make the book even better there's a few chapters we get with the killer, which is uncomfortable but at the same time exciting, because that's a mind we don't get to understand often. Despite the fact that this is the sixth book in a series, I've never read any other book before I've got to say I rather enjoyed it. Aside from that it was also my first time reading a book by this author ( I think this was kind of obvious) but I've got to say the writing style was really good and captivating, which is expected when you're reading a murder mystery. If you like action packed books, murder-mysteries, there's a lot of that in this book so this is something I'd recommend.

Grace, Annie, Harley & Roadrunner are the Monkeewrench crew. Four geniuses that help law enforcement and others solve crimes that are usually unsolvable. Their supercomputer the Beast really helps. Grace is pregnant and softening up to detective Magozzi. There's a missing woman and a serial killer on the loose. The cases seem connected. With the Beast, Monkeewrench and the Detectives on the case it'll be sure to get solved. The description put into describing the lake house, Walts farm and everything else was written so well I could picture everything in my minds eyes. This is my second Monkeewrench book and I really look forward to more.

PJ Tracy and the Monkeewrench crew were new ground for me and I was happy to give Nothing Stays Buried a try. What I liked? That it's set in the Midwest as opposed to east coast or southern California, or? Chicago. A new setting is refreshing. Characters seemed sincere and genuine and well-developed.

Thanks for the ARC of Nothing Stays Buried. It was odd to start with #8 in a series of which I was totally unfamiliar. I have spent my entire reading life avoiding doing something like this. The book does stand on its own. The section of the book that describes the tornnado and aftermath was my favorite.part. Lots of characters but the plot moves quickly.

Good story.I haven't read the previous series but I thought this one was an interesting mystery with vivid charachters and an original style of writing.Thank you for the free copy.

I love the Monkeewrench gang and am always glad to see a new one come out. They are always good stories, but more importantly they are about good people. The characters always seem so real and so kind. They are people that I enjoy spending time with. Grace and Leo's baby is really the icing on the cake. I will continue reading these forever.

The Monkeewrench series is just getting better and better - The characters grow with each book the plot kept me on the edge of my seat... I cannot wait to see if Grace's Gozzling is going to be a boy or a girl... Kudos for the Mother Daughter team of P.J.Tracy you did a fantastic job on book 8.

I've read the entire Monkeewrench series and love it. It is a good suspenseful series with strong characters and this latest book is no exception. You don't have to have read the previous books to enjoy this one although it does help to understand the relationships between the Monkeewrench gang and Gino and Leo. The plot was fast moving and had lots of good twists.

This is the first of the Monkeewrench series that I have read and I'm anxious to read the others. The book starts with a bang and keeps you hooked to the end. The characters work well together and draw you into the book. I highly recommend this book!

This is number 8 in the wonderful Monkeewrench series. This is a series I greatly look forward to. The action in this story mostly takes place in Monkeewrench's home state of Minnesota. I won't say where the other places are because I don't want to spoil anything. As usual the gang gets together to help solve a difficult crime that has the police baffled. This book had me on the edge of my seat wanting to know what happened.

This is 8th book in the Monkeewrench Mystery series which gets better and better with each book. In this one, the Monkeewrench techies, led by a pregnant Grace McBride, accept a missing woman case in rural Minnesota. Detective Leo Magozzi, her baby’s father, and his partner Gino are on the track of a serial killer in Minneapolis who leaves playing cards at the murder site. Add in Mexican cartels, the FBI, a fourth degree black belt news anchor, an escaped lion, plus a tornado and you’ve got yourself one heck of a wild story as you watch the Monkeywrench characters learn more about themselves and their relation to each other. This is well written and well plotted. The main characters are edgy, sometimes flawed, but full of heart as are the Minneapolis police detectives that work with Magozzi. The other characters are not all bad or all good (except for the missing woman, but that’s because she’s only described by her friends and family). It’s a bittersweet mystery and a great read. Just so you know - I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review through First To Read program sponsored by Penguin Random House. However, I will be purchasing the book when it is released for my permanent collection.

I felt like this book started out strong with a hook right in the first few pages. The first half of the book was a little slow moving for me, but had enough teases here and here to keep me reading. The last third of the book was very fast-paced where I couldn't put it down. The plot ended quickly, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. However, the chase for the serial killer was very edge of your seat and then once he is brought down, he just discloses information without a interrogation or fight. I felt like compared to the rest of the book, that the ending was abrupt. Overall, I enjoyed this as my first Monkeewrench gang book and would read more.

This was my first time out with the Monkeewrench gang, so I can attest that it works as a stand-alone novel, with the usual caveat that there's a lot of characters that aren't fully explored, as you would expect in a series. It was an enjoyable little adventure, and I relished the Minnesota references. It's a little unclear what Monkeewrench's stranglehold on valuable software is -- they're supposedly amazing experts in great demand, but what they do doesn't seem all that unusual. But I'm no expert in data in law enforcement, either, so I can't say it doesn't work that way. All in all, fun characters, good story, good times. I got a copy to review from First to Read.

Keeps getting better. The Monkeewrench crew is embracing Grace and her pregnancy. Grace and Magozzi are working their way through what their roles will be. Can't wait for the next in the series.

This series gets better with each book. The characters are well developed and feel like old friends. The plot kept me racing through the pages. I can't wait to share this book with our patrons and with our book club.

This is my first P J Tracy book and let me say it definitely isn't my last. To say I enjoyed it would be an understatement! Twists and turns, everything keeps you wondering. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys mysteries!!!

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This is the third one I have read and I love Grace and Magozzi. The story kept you wondering until the end. I nned to read the entire series

4 starsI jI ust love the Monkeewrench gang more and more with each book. Monkeewrench is trying to find out what happened to a farmer's daughter, who's disappeared. Magozzi and Rolseth are investigating a string of serial killer murders. Evidence accumulates and everyone realizes the two cases are connected. A fast paced read- can't wait for the next one!

The Monkeewrench Crew is back, Grace, Harley, Annie and Roadrunner. Joining them are the homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth. The Monkeewrench Crew has taken on an unusual case for them. They are asked to look into the case of a woman missing from rural Minnesota. The woman's Father and the local Sheriff want closure on the case, one way or another, so the crew packs up their computers and heads out. Meanwhile in Minneapolis the detectives are working a case of multiple murders of women, killed in parks with a playing card left on their bodies. It is obvious there is a serial killer on the loose and no clues. Monkeewrench is one of my favorite series and the author delivers another winner in this entry. The action is fast paced and the story line is great. All my favorite characters are back. This is the 8th book in the series and could be read alone, but the characters and the stories in the previous books are so good I highly recommend them.

I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this book to read and write a review. I thoroughly enjoyed the book it was hard to put down. Enjoyed all the twists and turns in the story, it kept my interest. Through the story we got to learn more about the characters and feel like we knew them. I would recommend this book if you enjoy books with suspense.

The only thing I would change would be the title. Kinda sounds like a formula zombie book, but its totally not that. Do not let the title scare you away. Finished in 3 sittings, and only because I had to go to work in between. A very different mystery, and not run of the mill characters. I haven't read any of the Monkeewrench books before, but they're going on my to read list. This was that engaging.

This was a real page turner! I opened it at bedtime last night and finished it at lunchtime today. I think this may be the best of the MonkeeWrench books, and that's saying something! In this book, Minneapolis Detectives Rolseth and Magozzi are called to the scene of a murder. Evidence points to a serial killer, but one who hasn't struck for over a year. However, things accelerate all too quickly. In the meantime, the Monkeewrench crew is at loose ends when they are contacted by the sheriff of a rural county in southern Minnesota. A woman has been missing for two months; the sheriff and the woman's father both realize from the scene of her disappearance that she is most likely dead, but they want to know what happened. Of course, the two disparate cases converge in a terrifying plot that includes the Mexican Mafia and drug cartels, an escaped African lion, and tornadoes. Lots of tornadoes, portrayed with absolute midwestern accuracy. I loved the book and hope very much there will someday be another.


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