P.J. Tracy is the pen name of the mother-daughter collaborative writing team of Patricia and Traci Lambrecht. Patricia passed away at age 70 in 2016, while Traci lives in rural Minnesota and continues to write as P.J. Tracy. Their books are all apart of the Monkeewrench series, which is a series of thriller novels.

P.J. and Traci made their literary debuts in 2003 with Monkeewrench. Below is a list of all of the P.J. Tracy books in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of Detective Margaret Nolan Books

Deep into the Dark (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Desolation Canyon (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Devil You Know (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
City of Secrets (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Monkeewrench Books

Monkeewrench / Want to Play? (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Live Bait (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead Run (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Snow Blind (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shoot to Thrill / Play to Kill (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Off the Grid / Two Evils (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sixth Idea / Cold Kill (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nothing Stays Buried (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Guilty Dead (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ice Cold Heart (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Return of the Magi (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: Monkeewrench was also published as Want to Play?. Shoot to Thrill is also titled Play to Kill. Off the Grid is alternatively titled Two Evils. The Sixth Idea was also published as Cold Kill.

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2 Responses to “Order of P.J. Tracy Books”

  1. Christine: 10 years ago

    Love the monkeewrench books. And I pictured Grace and Annie just like the photo above


  2. Anntil: 11 years ago

    Just finished want to play? Loved it – already downloaded the next 3 on my kindle!


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