Pub Date 10 Sep 2019
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It's a bitter winter in Minnesota--too cold to kill. There hasn't been a murder for a month, but the lull quickly comes to an end for Detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth, when they're called to the gruesome homicide of Kelly Ramage. Found in a friend's vacant house, this was no random attack, and clues reveal that she was living a very dangerous secret life.
Magozzi and Gino trace her steps back to an art gallery where she was last seen alive. The gallery seems like a dead end, but the art is disturbing and exploitative. It may very well be inspiring a sadistic killer, because in this instance, art doesn't imitate life, it imitates death.
Tipped off about a year-old murder that is a mirror-image of Kelly's crime scene, Gino and Magozzi enlist the aid of Grace MacBride and her eccentric, tech genius partners in Monkeewrench Software to help them decipher the digital trail that might connect the cases.
As coincidences emerge, Magozzi, Gino, and the team have to work around the clock at breakneck pace to unravel a series of clues that form the framework of a larger, more sweeping, and insidious conspiracy than any of them could have imagined. Is Kelly the last person to die or just the most recent? And is there any way to stop it?
Praise for The Guilty Dead:
“A suspenseful fast-paced story you can't wait to finish. I highly recommend The Guilty Dead. Once you begin, you won't stop until the last page, it's that compelling.” —Catherine Coulter, New York Times bestselling author of the FBI Thrillers
"The Guilty Dead is a cut above. The stakes are higher, and nothing is as it seems. This is Tracy at her gritty, elegant best. Do not miss it.” —J. T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Lie to Me
“Tracy combines the best qualities of a fast-paced thriller with an intricately plotted police procedural in this intense sequel to Nothing Stays Buried.” —Library Journal starred review, Pick of the Month
“Another winner.” —Booklist
"The book’s chief pleasure lies in watching the members of MacBride’s oddball crew, including Harley Davidson and Roadrunner, match wits and skills with the wise-cracking detectives." —Publishers Weekly
“We’ve missed those smack-talking Minneapolis homicide cops…Once again we get to play cops and robbers with this entertaining band of offbeat characters.” —BookReporter
“Like a runaway mountain train, this story rapidly picks up steam, throwing readers about its murky cabins as it careens relentlessly through twists and turns, culminating in a shocking, profoundly satisfying end.” —Top Shelf Magazine
“Another carefully crafted and simply riveting mystery by a master of the genre.” —Midwest Book Review