Maryland Blogger: Book Recommendation: Live Bait by P. J. Tracy

Book Recommendation: Live Bait by P. J. Tracy

Book Recommendation: Live Bait by P. J. Tracy


Live Bait (2004) is the second murder mystery novel in the Monkeewrench series by Minnesota authors P. J. Tracy, a mother and daughter writing team. P. J. Tracy died in 2016 and Traci continues to write. I enjoyed this fast reading book and recommend it for your reading list.


Books by P. J. Tracy


Goodreads Review of Live Bait

"Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are bored-ever since they solved the Monkeewrench case, the Twin Cities have been in a murder-free dry spell, as people no longer seem interested in killing one another. But when elderly Morey Gilbert is found dead in the plant nursery he runs with his wife, Lily, the crime drought ends-not with a trickle, but with a torrent. Who would kill Morey, a man without an enemy, a man who might as well have been a saint? His tiny, cranky little wife is no help, and may even be a suspect; his estranged son, Jack, an infamous ambulance-chasing lawyer, has his own enemies; and his son-in-law, former cop Marty Pullman, is so depressed over his wife's death a year earlier he's ready to kill himself, but not Morey. The number of victims-all elderly-grows, and the city is fearful once again. Can Grace MacBride's cold case-solving software program somehow find the missing link? 

Filled with intelligent, well-drawn characters, sparkling, snappy dialogue, and razor-sharp plotting, P. J. Tracy's stylish, high-voltage new nail-biter will have readers on the edge of their seats."





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Comment balloon 9 commentsRoy Kelley • January 20 2019 09:28PM


Thanks for the recommendation, Roy.  I will be adding this book to my list.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 7 months ago

Good morning Roy. Has the cold and snowy weather caused you to pick up the reading pace? Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 7 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. Enjoy a good book or two this week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 7 months ago

Roy Kelley - I'm not familiar with the authors. Isn't it nice that the daughter continues to write without her mother? That takes courage. The synopsis sounds very intriguing! 

When there's wintry weather and it's cold outside, there's nothing better to do than cuddle up with some good books. This one sounds great!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 7 months ago

Roy - I am convinced you are one of the fastest readers I know.  You are a good source for book reviews here on ActiveRain.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 7 months ago


What a plot story.  I will add it to my list, which keeps on growing thanks to you, I appreciate it.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 7 months ago

Roy, was looking to see if Nina had read this book, but maybe she hasn't commented for the day.  Great selection.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 7 months ago

It's always great to have a referral from a fellow bookworm especially with such interesting authors. It's nice to know a little bit about the person who created the world you entering.

Posted by Kristal Wilson, Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist! (Strategic Sales and Marketing) 7 months ago

Your feedback and your continued support are very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 7 months ago