The Guilty Dead is book number 9 in the Monkeewrench series, written by a mother-daughter writing duo.
I remember over more than 10 years ago I stumbled upon Want to Play? at the bookstore. I was hooked from page one. About a group of misfit genius programmers who became each others family through life traumas. Since then the Monkeewrench team has become a valuable partner to the homicide detective team of Minneapolis.
It’s in the middle of a very hot and humid summer and Grace is ready to give birth to her baby with cop Detective Leo Magozzi. They have settled in a stable albeit a bit unusual relationship. Grace still has her past demons and her trusty sig saur 9mm close at hand. Leo has accepted this and they are in their own happily ever after. Of course, danger is never far and soon the Monkeewrench team is chasing leads to a possible terrorist threat in Minneapolis while Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are investigating a high profile suspected suicide.
A trail of bodies starts turning up plus past murders while everyone is still grasping at straws about the who and why. In the end, it all comes to blow. Needless to say, I couldn’t stop reading until I finished.
Monkeewrench is one of the few series I’m keeping up with and hopefully there will be more books. You should read the whole series or at least book 1 to understand the dynamics. Especially the Monkeewrench team has a lot of history that explains their current life and work.
I hope the next installment will be more focused on the Monkeewrench team. After 9 books there is still much mystery surrounding their past.
The Guilty Dead gets a solid 4 stars.This book was provided to me by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.