By Lee Goldberg.
Signet (paperback reprint).
2009. 304 pages.
December 2, 2008) of Lee Goldberg's novel centering on the popular if annoying TV character:
Goldberg also manages to have some fun with a few traditional mystery techniques. Monk's sharp-eyed observations and detached explanations are positively Holmesian. And one scene recreates a classic "locked room" murder right out of John Dickson Carr.
But like most tie-ins, the bottom-line mission is to entertain. And Goldberg expertly succeeds here as well.The book is also reviewed by Barry Ergang on the GADetection Wiki:
It is far from the best in the series, but I give Goldberg points for attempting a less-than-stellar impossible crime story while providing a mystery that can stand alongside some of the works of Jonathan Latimer, Craig Rice, and Donald E. Westlake for its comedic value.The Monk series so far, all by Lee Goldberg, who also writes other detective fiction:
MR. MONK GOES TO THE FIREHOUSE (2006)
MR. MONK GOES TO HAWAII (2006)
MR. MONK AND THE BLUE FLU (2007)
MR. MONK AND THE TWO ASSISTANTS (2007)
MR. MONK IN OUTER SPACE (2007)
MR. MONK GOES TO GERMANY (2008)
MR. MONK IS MISERABLE (2008)
MR. MONK AND THE DIRTY COP (2009)
MR. MONK IN TROUBLE (2009)
MR. MONK IS CLEANED OUT (2010)
MR. MONK ON THE ROAD (2011)
MR. MONK ON THE COUCH (2011)
MR. MONK ON PATROL (2012)
MR MONK IS A MESS (2012)
MR. MONK GETS EVEN (2012)
MR. MONK HELPS HIMSELF (2013)