MYSTERY

Ice Cold Heart

Crooked Lane. (Monkeewrench, Bk. 10). Sept. 2019. 320p. ISBN 9781643851327. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781643851334. M
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Winter is so cold in Minneapolis that the homicide detectives have had a reprieve for a month. But when Detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called to a scene, it makes up for the recent quiet. Kelly Romage is found brutally slain in a friend’s house. It doesn’t appear to be a random killing because the married woman was secretly experimenting with bondage. As the men investigate, Kelly’s story reveals that a self-proclaimed psychic who predicted her death might have been right. Then the psychic is found dead. The two women are linked through a third, a neighbor of Monkeewrench computer team member Roadrunner. Kelly is also connected to opening night of an explicit, graphic art exhibit. When Magozzi and Rolseth consult Monkeewrench, they find a tangled web that joins the worlds and leads back to Minneapolis and a savage killer.
VERDICT The tenth Monkeewrench novel is as intense and fast paced as its predecessor, The Guilty Dead, and includes the best elements for crime fiction readers: an intricate plot weaving multiple story lines. Though the backstory is disturbing, fans of the compelling series will appreciate the focus on Roadrunner and a glimpse of his past.

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