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Mr. Monk Gets on Board

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Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something?s out of place....
 
Of all the things that make Adrian Monk uneasy, change ranks high on the list. So when Natalie completes her P.I. license?and technically becomes Monk?s boss?it?s not easy for him to accept. Nor can he accept Natalie attending ...

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Mr. Monk Gets on Board (Mr. Monk Series #17)

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Overview

Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something’s out of place....
 
Of all the things that make Adrian Monk uneasy, change ranks high on the list. So when Natalie completes her P.I. license—and technically becomes Monk’s boss—it’s not easy for him to accept. Nor can he accept Natalie attending a business seminar at sea without him, even if it means spending a week with her on a cruise ship.
 
Between choppy waters and obnoxious kids, Monk finds himself in a perfect storm of anxiety. Luckily, Mariah, the cruise director, is always able to smooth things over…until the crew fishes her dead body out of the water.
 
Even after the ship’s doctor declares Mariah’s death an accident, Monk isn’t convinced. So when the captain hires Monk and Natalie to look into a mysterious rash of vandalism on board, Monk steers the investigation toward murder.…

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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR THE MONK MYSTERIES

“Fans of the series should rejoice! Adrian Monk couldn't be in better hands. Thank you, Hy Conrad.” –Andy Breckman, co-creator and executive producer of the USA Network television series Monk
  Mr. Monk Helps Himself

“A laugh-out-loud comic caper that will leave fans of Monk wanting more.”—West Orlando News Online
 
Mr. Monk Gets Even
 
“As always, Lee [Goldberg] does a perfect job of bringing these characters to life on the page for Monk fans. It’s like watching a Monk episode in your head.”—Kings River Life Magazine
 
Mr. Monk Is a Mess
 
“I’ve mentioned time and again how much I’ve enjoyed these books, and this one’s no exception. It’s very funny, and it marks another step in the changes that have been occurring as the series progresses.”—Bill Crider, author of Murder in the Air

Mr. Monk on Patrol

“Tie-in novels are tremendously fun to read.…The Monk novels definitely bring that element to the reader and more. Lee Goldberg continues to unfold and mature the character of Adrian Monk.…The characterization is charming—the characters keep us laughing and manage to touch our hearts just a bit. The book is…a delight.”—MyShelf.com

Mr. Monk on the Couch

“The Monk books are always wonderful fun and this one is no exception.”—Kings River Life Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451240965
  • Publisher: Signet
  • Publication date: 5/6/2014
  • Series: Mr. Monk Series , #17
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 95,947
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet 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. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    I'm a quick reader. I finished this book in a day and a half not

    I'm a quick reader. I finished this book in a day and a half not because it was an easy read but because it was so good.,
    It's the perfect kind of mystery, no language, no inappropriate situations, lots of mystery. It kept personal views out of it such as politics.
    Was the kind of mystery you wanted to be able to give everybody to be able to read, children, parents, friends. 
    And due to all the mystery going on in the book kept me guessing to the very end. Which is very rare.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2014

    This was a much better read then the previous one. There was mor

    This was a much better read then the previous one. There was more of Monk and more humor. But I do wish Monk would do the talking when solving the cases . Natalie recite too many of Monks lines.This has a good mystery and sub-mysteries to keep it interesting,  and plenty of folks getting frustrated and stressed by Monks antics.Look forward to rereading in the future.  Recommended. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    As good as all the rest

    Way better than his first. Great read.

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  • Posted May 12, 2014

    Mr. Monk Gets On Board is the 17th book on Monk from the TV seri

    Mr. Monk Gets On Board is the 17th book on Monk from the TV series of the same name and the third by Hy Conrad.

    Natalie Teeger has formed the Teeger and Monk, Consulting Detectives LLC are getting her PI license and is wondering what it will be like to be Monk's boss, rather than his assistant. Natalie is well aware that Monk is a brilliant investigator, but Natalie is sure that the only difficult thing will be working with monk's OCD. Most of their cases come from the San Francisco Police Department.

    Their first case involves the murder of Lester Melrose in the library of his exquisite mansion and having been killed by someone using a statue of Homer. The only people who live there, in a addition to Lester, is his son, his butler and Portia Braun. Also at the mansion when Natalie and Monk went to begin their investigation is Malcolm Leeds. Leeds is a book expert who is there to authenticate the extensive collection of books. Leed's soon convinces Natalie to book passage on the Golden Sun for their business conference aboard ship. Shortly after they set sail, Mariah, the cruise director, falls to her death from the ship. Then other events happen aboard ship and Monk and Natalie begin to wonder if they are pranks or they might be related to Mariah' death.

    A fun, funny and quick read.

    I will probably be reading more of these books.

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  • Posted May 6, 2014

    Natalie Teeger finally gets her P.I. license. She and Detective

    Natalie Teeger finally gets her P.I. license. She and Detective Adrian Monk now have their own detective agency, although Natalie is technically Monk’s boss. He’s not thrilled with this turn of events but he’s even less thrilled when Natalie decides to go to a business seminar on a cruise ship. Monk can’t think of anything worse than spending a week on a ship but he’s not about to let Natalie go without him.

    Monk’s idiosyncrasies drive everyone crazy on the ship, although Natalie is more than used to Monk’s strange ways. Luckily for them, the cruise director Mariah Linkletter is experienced in dealing with all types of people and manages to handle Monk as well. When Mariah goes overboard and her dead body is dragged from the water, Monk is on the job. Her death is declared an accident by the ship's doctor, but Monk knows better. Together, Natalie and Monk are on the case and vow to find out what really happened to the one person on board that had been nice to them.

    I didn’t watch the Monk TV series when it originally aired, but this is the second Monk book I read – both by Hy Conrad - and I absolutely loved both. I guess I’m proof that you don’t have to be a fan of the show to enjoy these books. It wasn't so much a "whodunnit" mystery as a "how did they do it" mystery. It was enjoyable to watch Monk and Natalie try to unravel this one.

    There are so many eccentric characters (besides Monk) and the humor is weaved through each page of the book. The author paints each scene so vividly that I could see it play out in my head as I was reading. There’s a hint of romance, but mainly it focuses on the unique relationship and friendship between Monk and Natalie. I do hope this series continues and someday I hope to read the backlist of books including the ones by Lee Goldberg. I, also, do plan to watch the series. I think I’d really enjoy it.


    FTC Disclosure: The publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review for the blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

    Highly recommended

    As good as Lee Goldberg's Monk books! Highly enjoyable!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Monk walks on water

    A novel scene for our favorite OCD detective and his assistant Natalie Teeger, the cruise from hell.
    Overboard crew, a mysterious death of a wealthy elderly businessman, a fraudulent copy of Shakespeare's plays, a foreign born professor and a antique bookseller all conspire to make this a romp of a read.
    Enjoy the cruise, just don't stand too close to the rail!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Ichallenge

    Mr Monk to a detective duel with Sherlock

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    This book

    This is a kol book so i luv every one who likes it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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