Synopses & Reviews
Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when somethings out of place....
Natalie is taking a break from studying for her PI licensethe last step to becoming Monks full partner. She sneaks off to Half Moon Bay for a retreat run by Miranda Bigley, leader of the Best Possible Me self-help program, but her plans for a relaxing weekend are disrupted when Monk tracks her down to rescue her from the cult.” Their argument is cut short when Miranda, in full view of everyone, calmly walks to the edge of a cliff and jumps.
Even though Mirandas death looks like suicide, Natalie is sure it's murder. But Monk brushes her off to help the SFPD solve the murder of a clown, despite his coulrophobia, aka fear of clowns. As Monk and Natalie begin their independent investigations, they quickly learn that if they want to figure out whodunit, they will have to find a way to become true partners....
An all-new story starring Adrian Monk by Edgar® Awardnominated Monk screenwriter and coexecutive producer Hy Conrad. Its compulsive, page-turning fun.
Praise for the Monk
"An entertaining and ruefully funny diversion that stars one of television's best-loved characters."--Honolulu Star Bulletin
"[A] lighthearted, enjoyable whodunit."--San Francisco Book Review
"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
In the latest novel in the USA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher must tread lightly when investigating a homegrown homicide
Jessica has always been civic-minded, so when the director of the Cabot Cove Women’s Shelter asks her to join the board of directors, she readily accepts, even though the shelter has been in the crosshairs of an unreasonable councilman who’d like to see it closed.
One night while Jessica is at the shelter, a woman walks in battered and bruised. Her husband is a respected businessman and regarded by all as a pillar of the community. Could this paragon of virtue have beaten his wife?
Despite Jessica’s support and advice, the woman refuses to stay at the shelter, press charges, or even report the abuse. But a few days later, the entire town is shocked to hear that domestic abuse has turned to murder.
Investigating the crime, Jessica soon discovers that the woman’s family has secrets and lies that go beyond domestic violence—and that the real killer may be hiding behind a wall of silence that could send the wrong person to prison….
About the Author
Hy Conrad was one of the original writers on the USA Network television series Monk and stayed with the series for all eight seasons, acting as coexecutive producer for the last two seasons and garnering three Edgar® Award nominations. In addition, Hy was head writer of the webisode series Little Monk and served as consulting producer and writer on the USA series White Collar. He is the author of hundreds of short stories, dozens of interactive mysteries, and ten books of solvable whodunits, sold around the world in fourteen languages.