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

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

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by Hy Conrad
     
 

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Obsessive. Compulsive. Detective.
 
An all-new original mystery 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…  See more details below

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Obsessive. Compulsive. Detective.
 
An all-new original mystery 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 someone pulls the man overboard alarm, the ship drops anchor—and the crew fishes Mariah’s dead body out of the water.
 
Finding alcohol in Mariah’s system, the ship’s doctor declares her death an accident, but Monk isn’t convinced. He knows that Mariah and the captain were having an affair. Could someone have pushed her overboard?
 
When the captain hires Monk and Natalie to look into a mysterious rash of vandalism onboard, Monk steers the investigation toward murder…


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“The Monk books are always wonderful fun."—Kings River Life Magazine

“Some of the very best mystery novels being published today, period.”—Rough Edges

“Even if you aren’t familiar with the TV series Monk, this book is too funny to not be read.”—The Weekly Journal (TX)
 
“Entertaining and ruefully funny...stars one of television’s best-loved characters.”—Honolulu Star-Bulletin
 
“Full of snippets of slapstick humor and Monk’s special talents for observation.”—Library Journal
 
“A highly entertaining series....I get a big kick out of the Monk novels.”—Mystery Scene
 
“Hilariously funny and devilishly clever...an impossible-crime lover’s delight.”—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101629215
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Series:
Mr. Monk Series , #17
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
159,744
File size:
877 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“The Monk books are always wonderful fun."—Kings River Life Magazine

“Some of the very best mystery novels being published today, period.”—Rough Edges

“Even if you aren’t familiar with the TV series Monk, this book is too funny to not be read.”—The Weekly Journal (TX)
 
“Entertaining and ruefully funny...stars one of television’s best-loved characters.”—Honolulu Star-Bulletin
 
“Full of snippets of slapstick humor and Monk’s special talents for observation.”—Library Journal
 
“A highly entertaining series....I get a big kick out of the Monk novels.”—Mystery Scene
 
“Hilariously funny and devilishly clever...an impossible-crime lover’s delight.”—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
 

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 co-executive 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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Mr. Monk Gets on Board 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Mr. Monk and the Cruise of Crime It’s been a couple of months since the founding of Monk and Teeger, Consulting Detectives, and business is very slow. So slow, in fact, that Natalie is doing anything she can to drum up business. So when a guy they meet at a crime scene suggests the B to Sea Cruise, Natalie decides to go. It sounds like a great way to network, and a week on a cruise ship will be fun. Or it would if Monk hadn’t decided to tag along. As Natalie and Monk begin a game of musical rooms, Natalie overhears a conversation that makes her think someone is about to be murdered. Is she right? Can she and Monk prevent the murder from happening? And what about the strange accidents that keep happening aboard the ship? I’ve been waiting the next installment in the Monk book series, and I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest. The plot is fun and clever with some great twists. I might have guessed a few of the clues, but I still didn’t quite have them all together. The character development continues to be top notch as well. There is more depth to these characters than we ever got on the show, and I love them more for it. And, of course, there’s the humor. I was laughing and grinning as the book progressed just like always. If you were a fan of the show, you owe it to yourself to check out the books as well. You’ll love every minute as Monk continues to solve another great case.
bookiewookie More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way better than his first. Great read.
chefdt More than 1 year ago
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.
YvonneReviews More than 1 year ago
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.
Monkaphile More than 1 year ago
As good as Lee Goldberg's Monk books! Highly enjoyable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr Monk to a detective duel with Sherlock
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Hey we all American. And em Faggots dont count. Hel, Fuc im always right. Im sic of dicz if u have one, nice but if u have 2, uh um AWSOME!!!!!! FUC who am I kiddin 7 dikz is lowest u can go in America
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a kol book so i luv every one who likes it