Synopses & Reviews
Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something’s out of place.... The future is looking bright for Adrian Monk. Natalie is working as a cop in Summit, his brother is a week away from getting married, and Monk has a new assistant—and even a girlfriend. All this change doesn’t keep him from work, though. He’s investigating a string of accidental deaths and suicides that he believes are actually murders. But when Monk’s suspect is killed, he must face the fact that he might be wrong. Have stability and happiness robbed Monk of his mojo? Meanwhile, Monk’s imprisoned arch nemesis, the morbidly obese criminal mastermind Dale the Whale, is being transferred from prison to San Francisco General Hospital for an operation. When Dale escapes and all signs point to Captain Stottlemeyer as his accomplice, Monk will have to reboot his detective skills to clear the captain’s name—and prove that he’s still the one and only Monk.
“Hilariously funny and devilishly clever…an impossible-crime lover’s delight.” —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
“Fans of the series should rejoice! Adrian Monk couldnt be in better hands. Thank you, Hy Conrad.”—Andy Breckman, Cocreator and Executive Producer of the USA Network Television Series Monk
Praise for the Monk Mysteries
“Entertaining and ruefully funny...stars one of televisions best-loved characters.”—Honolulu Star-Bulletin
“A highly entertaining series....I get a big kick out of the Monk novels.”—Mystery Scene
“Hilariously funny and devilishly clever...an impossible-crime lovers delight.”—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
“You say you dont read tie-in novels? You should give the Monk books a try and find out what youve been missing.”—Bill Crider, author of Murder in the Air
“Truth is, youd be hard-pressed to find another recent work that provides so many hip and humorous moments, along with its believable plot twists. Monk series fans—and that means both the TV show and these novels—have another winner here to enjoy.”—Bookgasm
“Some of the very best TV tie-in books being published today. More than that, theyre some of the very best mystery novels being published today, period.”—Rough Edges
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer relies on Adrian Monk to solve his most baffling cases, but when the captain is faced with budget cuts, Monk?s fees are one of the expenses he trims. Monk is too compulsive to stop investigating; he resorts to calling in tips under assumed names, infuriating the captain.
But when Stottlemeyer is arrested for murder, he turns to the only detective who can prove his innocence. That is, if Monk can overcome some potentially crippling obstacles along the way?
Olympic pairs figure skating hopeful Christine Allen is training in Cabot Cove under the tutelage of former gold medalist Brian Devlin and partnered with up-and-coming Russian skater Alexei Olshansky. But when a series of mysterious "accidents" occur-leading to the death of one of the skaters-Jessica Fletcher suspects someone is getting away with cold-blooded murder...
Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk--based on the hit USA Network series Monk, starring Tony Shaloub--the brilliant investigator who always knows when somethings out of place....
Failing to win back his girlfriend in New Jersey, Monk returns to San Francisco where Natalie has set up an office for Monk and Teeger, Consulting Detectives. Its time to stop bickering and get to work when Lieutenant Amy Devlin comes to them for help.
A disgruntled employee came into work and started shooting, killing three coworkers and leaving a female hostage severely wounded. After spotting the shooter through office windows, the police lost himleaving Lieutenant Devlin with a real mess on her hands.
Visiting the bedridden survivor, Monk finds her to be helpful, cooperative
and quite charming as well. But the more he and Natalie try to track down the assailant, the more he seems to have disappeared from existence altogether....
New in the USA Today bestselling seriesJessica Fletcher finds herself in a tropical paradise where aloha” means both hello and goodbye. But sometimes, the goodbye is permanent
Jessica is on the Hawaiian island of Maui, giving a lecture on community involvement in police investigations. Her co-lecturer is legendary retired detective Mike Kane, who shares his love of Hawaiian lore, legends, and culture with Jessica. But the talking stops when the body of a colleague is found at the rocky foot of a cliff.
Mala Kapule, a botanist and popular professor at Maui College, was known for her activism and efforts on behalf of the volcanic crater Haleakala. Plans to place the worlds largest solar telescope there split the locals, with Mala arguing fiercely to preserve the delicate ecology of the area.
Now its up to Jessica and Mike to uncover who was driven to silence the scientist
and betray the spirit of aloha.
About the Author
Lee Goldberg has written episodes of the USA Network television series Monk, as well as many other programs. He is a two-time Edgar® Award nominee and the author of several other books, including The Walk, Watch Me Die, The Dead Man, and the acclaimed Diagnosis Murder novels, based on the TV series for which he was a writer and executive producer. His previous Monk novels are available in paperback, including Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants,which won the Scribe Award for Best Novel from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.