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Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
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Mar 07, 09

bookshelves: mystery-horror
Recommended to Mary JL by: A gift from John D.
Recommended for: any mystery fan
Read in March, 2009, read count: 1

Almost did not read this one--I got it as a gift and the title sounded odd. Glad I did not make that mistake!!!

It is a novel about a group of colorful characters who own a software development company called Monkeewrench. Branching out from their education software, the team is devising a new game--"Serial Killer Detective".

It soon becomes obvious that a serial killer is mimicking all of the murders in the game--playing with real victims. The Minneapolis police are very skeptical and suspicious--especially when they start digging in the past of the Monkeewrench team.

Meanwhile, we,the readers are wondering how a double homicide in rural Wisconsin ties into this. No fear---the mother and daughter writing team that is P> J> Tracy pulls it all together at the end very nicely.

I found the dialog espcially well written. Lota of wit and dry humor--but this is a serious suspense novel noetheless. Highly recommended for any mystery fan.

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