Snow Blind (Monkeewrench Series #4)

Snow Blind (Monkeewrench Series #4)

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Snow Blind (Monkeewrench Series #4) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
zarea More than 1 year ago
This will be the last time I read a Monkeewrench novel. When I read the first book I was so pleased to have a group of tech savvy non detectives that can bring interesting solving skills to the police. Not only that but this group had secrets and quarks that would add to the story. Unfortunately the authors decided that the detectives Magozzi and Gino were more important. Stories of police detectives are not new, usual or even in the case of these two interesting. Snow Blind talked about how men don't talk a lot to get their point across. Well they never met Gino, he complains, he moralizes and he metaphors every point he makes. They keep talking about how bad ass they are then freak at the first snow storm in a city he has lived all his life. The women in this novel cower behind walls of security, then turn into killers. In a way that exposes innocent children to the crime. This just doesn't ring true. If you read this for the humor give it 3 stars but if you wanted more monkee's story this is barely a 2.
Refill More than 1 year ago
Much like the previous novel in the "Monkeewrench" series, "Snow Blind" has a good start and keeps the tension going throughout. One thing differently, though, is the reveal of a villain very early on (in that way it reminds me of the 1944 film "Double Indemnity"). Can the tension remain when you know who a killer is? Absolutely, and it doesn't give away the rest of the surprises. Though not quite as suspenseful and engrossing as the predecessor novel, it's obvious that the mother-daughter team known collectively as P.J. Tracy has become much better at effective suspense writing. This is helped with the introduction of interesting character Iris Rikker, a new sheriff who has to learn her job quickly as she is immediately thrown into a homicide investigation. With this novel, an obvious element is the moral question. Should it have been done? Was it for the greater good? Good questions to ask, and I personally don't know where I stand. That's good to have a novel make you question what you would do and what you believe is right. Keep it up, P.J. Tracy, you have another winner here, and it's one I hope people get to see. 4 stars out of 5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good and thought provoking read. I disagree with the idea that there was too much cops (Gino and Leo) and not enough Monkeywrench. All the characters are important in this series. The Monkeywrench group did their magic to help assist the cops and the cops followed up well with the information. Interaction with another police department and it's brand new sheriff gave fresh characters to the book. The conflicted ending between the law and actual justice was just great.
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MamaMitchell More than 1 year ago
The story was good, had a solid premise and a profound social comment, but was a little.....underdone. Could have had a bit more tension or edgy quality. Bottom line, I liked it well enough to share it with my family.
mkbrsm More than 1 year ago
This book is a must for those who like mystery with a little humor on the side. I emjoyed it tremendously. It was used by my book club
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the P.J. Tracy series. I have read them all. This one was too different from the others. The two cops are ok characters, but they should take a backseat to the Monkeewrench team. The team represents all exciting, eclectic and wacky people. They made the prior novels a joy to read. Bring them back immediately. The two cops are just too boring and wimpy to be the main characters. Surely, the Monkeewrench Team have more adventures up their sleeves.
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Many will remember voice performer Foster for his deft reading of 'Fantastic, The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger.' That story was a rich field for an actor, and Foster mined it well, as he easily segued from one characterization to another. The same may be said of 'Snow Blind,' as Foster becomes Detectives Magozzi and Rolseth as they face not just chilling murders but frozen ones. It's Minneapolis it's the dead (literally) of winter, and the idea of a snowman building contest sounded good. Minnesotans are hearty folk and many joined in the fun, filling a park with their icy creations. The fun came to a quick halt when the bodies of very dead policemen are found inside two of the snowmen - a shock for all, the townspeople, the entire police department and Detectives Magozzi and Rolseth. Within 24 hours there's a copycat discovery in Dundas County. Is it a copycat or a serial killer? There's a new sheriff in Dundas, Iris Rikker, and Magozzi with Rolseth quickly head her way despite a raging blizzard. These two detectives are pros they know they need all the help they can get so they call on Grace McBride at Monkeewrench to start searching the web for any hints they can find. P.J. Tracy (a mother/daughter team) has done it again - crafted an exciting thriller filled with likeable (and sometimes very funny) characters. Sit back, listen, and enjoy! - Gail Cooke
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you loved the first 3 Monkeewrench books, this one will be a major disappointment. There is very little involving the Monkeewrench team, clever dialogue is sorely missing and the focus on the 2 detectives just doesn't make it. The wittiness and clever twists of previous books is no where evident in the 4th one. Also the tension between Grace and Leo is lukewarm (actually more like MIA) at best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book kept my interest, but I can't help wondering why we had so much 'cops' and so little of the Monkeewrench gang? They are the life blood of this series and I wish they had more of them in this. Of the series, Dead Run and Monkeewrench are the best.