The Guilty Dead

The Guilty Dead

Book - 2018 | First North American edition
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Gregory Norwood is Minnesota's most beloved philanthropist, and the story of his son's overdose was splashed across the front page of all the papers. When a photojournalist sets out to get a candid shot of the highly successful businessman on the one year anniversary of his son's death, he's shocked to find Norwood dead with a smoking gun in his hand. The city is devastated, and Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called in to handle the delicate case. It should be open and shut, but something is not right. Norwood's death is no suicide. With no suspects and an increasing tangle of digital evidence that confounds the Minneapolis Police Department's most seasoned cops, Magozzi calls on Grace MacBride, Monkeewrench Software's founder and chief computer genius and the soon to be mother of their child together. She and her motley crew of partners begin to unravel connections between Norwood's death and an even larger plot. Norwood wasn't the first, won't be the last, and by the end, may be just one of many to die.
Publisher: New York : Crooked Lane Books, 2018
Edition: First North American edition
ISBN: 9781683318583
Branch Call Number: FIC MYS
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 25 cm


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Sep 09, 2020

I'm not an avid reader of police/detective books but this takes place in my home city and I got for free. I would not recommend this, the author gives too much away too early and halfway through you know the end. The cop talk is also terribly cliche.

Gret4zani2019 Jul 14, 2020

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Jul 07, 2019

Not surprisingly, P.J. Tracy delivers another great installment in the Monkeewrench series. A prominent and respected Twin Cities business icon is found dead of an apparent suicide. There's chatter on the dark web that Minneapolis might be the target of a terrorist attack. Twenty years ago, a 14 year old girl was found bludgeoned to death, and she was pregnant too. All of these threads somehow need to be brought together and our favorite detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are up to the job, with the help of Grace McBride and the rest of the Monkeewrench geniuses. Oh, and Leo and Grace are anxiously awaiting the birth of their first child. Lots going on in this one, but Tracy expertly handles the load and, as usual, takes the time to give us some great secondary characters like the brave, smart, and heartbroken Rosalie and hapless Ben the getaway driver.

Sep 22, 2018

I will never lose my love for the Monkeewrench group of brilliant, paranoid-with good reason-computer maven misfits. I will never lose my admiration for Minneapolis homicide cops detective Leo Magozzi and Gino Roseth. So I am always delighted for a new book from P.J. Tracy,
The Guilty Dead is no exception.
Magozzi and Roseth have a suicide to investigate. Gregory Norwood has a number of excellent reasons to commit suicide; but since Norwood is a wealthy philanthropist who has been very generous to the MPD, all of the i’s must be crossed and the t’s dotted; or something like that. The i’s and t’s explode landing Magozzi and Roseth on one of their most intricate homicide investigations with ramifications far beyond the death of one man.
Meanwhile Monkeewrench has once again been applying their considerable talents to finding better software for predicting a terrorist attack, which fits in nicely with FBI S/A Dahl who contacts them, having recently formed the same concerns specifically for Minneapolis.
There has been tremendous growth over the course of the series. The most damaged member of Monkeewrench, Grace MacBride, has gone from super paranoid, trigger ready to expecting a child with Magozzi. Other characters have grown and opened their lives to possibilities. This continues in The Guilty Dead.
There are twists and turns aplenty, along with healthy doses of surprise and suspense.
This particular book is action-packed as are most Monkeewrench books, my only quibble is this book is canted more toward the detectives than Monkeewrench. Or as Christopher Walken would say "Needs more cowbell."

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