P.J. Tracy is the name under which Patricia (P.J.) and Traci Lambrecht write a thrilling series of comic mysteries. The mother/daughter team’s original whodunit, Monkeewrench, quickly became a bestseller and earned nominations for best first novel. Live Bait, Dead Run, and Snow Blind soon followed, and a fifth title is currently in the works.
P.J. had her first short story published when Traci was young, and she established herself as a moderately successful free-lance writer. Traci majored in Russian studies in college but joined her mother in writing when she needed money for a European trip. Despite living in different states, the duo keeps in contact through every-other-month visits, phone conferences, and e-mail drafts. Even when working independently, the two are so connected that they often cannot recall who contributed what to the finished novel.