Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants

Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants

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by Lee Goldberg, Angela Brazil
     
 

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The husband of Monk's former assistant, Sharona, has been arrested for murder. Now back in San Francisco, she's ready to reclaim her place in Monk's life—much to the chagrin of his current assistant, Natalie. While Monk tries to maintain a delicate balance between the two women, he discovers a few unsettling snags in the case against Sharona's husband, and…  See more details below

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The husband of Monk's former assistant, Sharona, has been arrested for murder. Now back in San Francisco, she's ready to reclaim her place in Monk's life—much to the chagrin of his current assistant, Natalie. While Monk tries to maintain a delicate balance between the two women, he discovers a few unsettling snags in the case against Sharona's husband, and may be up against a killer who not only understands him, but is one step ahead.

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Library Journal
Monk must mediate between his former and current assistants as well as trail a killer in the fourth spin-off of the TV show and the first published in hardcover. Goldberg, the Edgar Award-nominated Monk screenwriter, lives in Los Angeles. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Obsessive-compulsive TV detective Adrian Monk gets double-teamed by past and present assistants into investigating a murder the LAPD think they've solved. Before single mom Natalie Teeger took on the job of shielding Monk from the germ-laden, disorderly world around him, the neurotic crime-solver relied on his former nurse, Sharona Fleming, till she left him hoping to reunite with her ex-husband Trevor. Now Trevor's in jail in L.A., charged with bashing his employer Ellen Cole with a lamp and stealing her jewelry, and Sharona's back in San Francisco angling for her old position. Once Natalie decides that her only hope of job security is for Trevor to ride off into the sunset with Sharona, the two assistants bundle Monk off to meet with Lt. Sam Dozier, who investigated for the LAPD. Although hampered by the gas mask he wears to survive L.A.'s smog and the attitude he cops when Dozier introduces him to cocky mystery writer Ian Ludlow, Monk soon decides that the case of the lesbian Cole, her lover Sally Jenkins and her lover's lover, sperm donor Christian Bayliss, isn't as simple as Dozier assumes. Still, it takes a second murder, a break-in at a local firehouse and some fancy orthodontics before Monk triumphs. TV veteran Goldberg (Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, 2007, etc.) enlightens viewers about the shift from sassy brunette assistant to perky blonde, but leaves plenty of other loose ends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620641262
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
6
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author


Lee Goldberg is a novelist and television writer whose TV scripting and producing credits include Diagnosis: Murder, A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Hunter, Spenser for Hire, She–Wolf of London, SeaQuest, 1–800–Missing, Martial Law, and Monk. He is currently on the board of the Mystery Writers of America and founded, with novelist Max Allan Collins, the International Association of Media Tie–in Writers.

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Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants (Mr. Monk Series #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Adrian Monk is a compulsive-obsessive emotional ruin with a unique gift for solving crimes. Lee Goldberg has a genius for catching the tenderness, humor and pathos surrounding Monk and his coterie. This is no ordinary mystery, but one that catches the unexpected and often bizarre facets of real life. The author entertains us with a few dozen theories about who did what to whom, but in the end, only Monk figures it all out. I really enjoyed this comic masterpiece, and I think Lee Goldberg's adaptations of the Monk television series are as classy as they can be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Monk-o-Phile' is a terrific word coined by the writers for the show.. and that's how I describe myself! This book is the first I've read of the series and is a great read with just the right amount of suspense, wit and humor. I'll definitely buy the rest of the books! In fact, I've just placed my orders for the other 'Mr. Monk' titles from Barnes & Noble.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read if you like a good mystery. The main chacter Adrian Monk just makes the book so much better. If you like the tv show you should definetly read this wondorous novel.
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Disgusting scenes and totally out of character for Monk and Natalie.
billty45 More than 1 year ago
One of the Monk series of books by Lee Goldberg. In this one, Sharona returns which makes Natalie very unhappy, but they then team up with Monk in an attempt to free Sharona's husband on murder charges. Another great book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Maybe the best monk book yet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author of this book did an AMAZING job. He writes perfectly abot monk. Natalie, on the other hand, is more grown up, and for some reason, talks about breasts alot. Kinda weird, but, its all in all THE BEST book i've read in a looooooong time.
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I can read this book 1,000 times.
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Grammy-Gammy More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the books that are in the Monk series and look forward to many more being written, since the television series has ended. Lee Goldberg is very good at getting the characters right and making them come alive. I am in the process of buying all the books (in hardcover) that are available by Mr. Goldberg. It is a great story because all of sudden Monk has two assistants and they are both so very different from each other. If Monk was nervous and OCD before, he is definitely twice as much because of the conflict between the two assistants - Natalie and Sharona!!! Highly recommended!!
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