P.J. Tracy

P.J. Tracy

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August 20th, 2024: City of Secrets (Detective Margaret Nolan, #4)

The Devil You Know (Detective Margaret Nolan, #3) was the most recently released book by P.J. Tracy, on January 17th, 2023.

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P.J. Tracy Stats: The highest rated book by P.J. Tracy on Book Notification is Ice Cold Heart, the 10th novel in the Monkeewrench series. The second-highest rated book is Nothing Stays Buried (Monkeewrench #8).

The most read book by P.J. Tracy on Book Notification is Monkeewrench / Want to Play?, the first novel in the Monkeewrench series. The second most read book is Live Bait (Monkeewrench #2).

Below is a complete list of P.J. Tracy books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by P.J. Tracy is the Monkeewrench Series.

List of Detective Margaret Nolan Books in Publication Order

List of Monkeewrench Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

P.J. Tracy: Biography

P.J. Tracy is the author of the Monkeewrench series which currently consists of 10 novels. The Monkeewrench series started in 2003 with the novel Monkeewrench / Want to Play?. The most recently released novel in the Monkeewrench series was Ice Cold Heart which was released in 2019. There are no upcoming novels for the Monkeewrench series.

P.J. Tracy has also written the Detective Margaret Nolan series which has 4 books including Deep into the Dark and Desolation Canyon.

P.J. Tracy is actually the pseudonym for two authors, a mother and daughter writing team. The author duo is P.J. Lambrecht, and Traci Lambrecht. Sadly, P.J. Lambrecht passed away in 2016. However, Traci continued to write novels under the P.J. Tracy moniker. The two novels The Guilty Dead and Ice Cold Heart were written by Traci alone, and she has also started writing the Detective Margaret Nolan series.

P J Tracy was shortlisted for the 2018 Dead Good Reader Award in The Holmes and Watson Award for Best Detective Duo category for her characters Gino Rolseth and Leo Magozzi.

P.J. Tracy: Awards & Accolades

Tracy's books have won multiple awards, Monkeewrench / Want to Play? won the Barry Award, Best First Novel, in 2004 as well as the Anthony Award - Best First Mystery in 2004, Gumshoe Award - Best First Novel in 2004.

P.J. Tracy books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Monkeewrench / Want to Play? was nominated for the Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 2004. Snow Blind was nominated for the Crime Thriller Awards, International Author of the Year, in 2008.

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  3. Harlan Coben, author of the Myron Bolitar Series.
  4. Karin Slaughter, author of the Will Trent Series.
  5. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.

P.J. Tracy: F.A.Q

What book awards has P.J. Tracy won?

Monkeewrench / Want to Play?: Barry Award Best First Novel (2004), Anthony Award Best First Mystery (2004), Gumshoe Award Best First Novel (2004).

What was the first book P.J. Tracy wrote?

The first novel written by P.J. Tracy was Monkeewrench / Want to Play?, published in 2003.

What was the most recent book P.J. Tracy wrote?

Their most recently released work was The Devil You Know on January 17th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by P.J. Tracy?

P.J. Tracy has a new book coming out on August 20th, 2024 called City of Secrets.

How many books has P.J. Tracy written?

P.J. Tracy has written 15 books. 1 Standalone Novel, 4 books in the Detective Margaret Nolan Series, 10 books in the Monkeewrench Series.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I have done quite a bit of writing in my time. I do not understand how multiple authors can write the same book. This is the main factor that attracted me to ‘MonkeeWrench.’

    I heard that P.J. Tracy was a mother-daughter writing team, and I was curious to see whether I could identify the points in the book where Patricia stopped, and Traci took over.

    But the book was consistent from start to finish. So, I’m back to where I started. I don’t understand how this works. Maybe one of them creates the story, and the other does the writing. But if that is the case, it doesn’t really count as a team because one person is doing all the writing. It doesn’t matter. Monkeewrench is entertaining.

    1 year ago

    The Margaret Nolan series is off to a good start, reading the latest at the moment.

    2 months ago

    Oh, how I missed the Monkeewrench series when it ended. I feared that with Mrs. Lambrecht’s death, that Monkeewrench would be gone as well. Glad it continued. Then I thought there would be no more. For some reason, I was thinking about Monkeewrench the other day so looked up P J Tracy and was thrilled to find a new to me series authored by Traci. Started Into the Dark a couple of days ago and am almost finished. It draws the reader in much like Monkeewrench does. Am very pleased with my discovery and the Traci is carrying on the family tradition. Great characters, plot, and setting.

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