Mr. Monk Goes to Germany (Mr. Monk Series #6)

Mr. Monk Goes to Germany (Mr. Monk Series #6)

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by Lee Goldberg
     
 

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Adrian Monk is on a roll'solving murders as fast as they come, and not counting his Wheat Chex until they're in the bowl. But when his therapist, Dr. Kroger, leaves for Germany, Monk can't tie his shoes, forgets how to swallow, and loses track of his blinking. Desperate, he follows Dr. Kroger to Germany where he sees a man with six fingers. The man responsible for

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Adrian Monk is on a roll'solving murders as fast as they come, and not counting his Wheat Chex until they're in the bowl. But when his therapist, Dr. Kroger, leaves for Germany, Monk can't tie his shoes, forgets how to swallow, and loses track of his blinking. Desperate, he follows Dr. Kroger to Germany where he sees a man with six fingers. The man responsible for his wife's death-or was it just his imagination? Now Monk has to deal with his phobias and the unfriendly polizei to find his man.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The sixth novel (after 2007's Mr. Monk in Outer Space) based on the popular Monk TV series created by Andy Breckman effectively meets the challenges of translating the screen concept to the page. Monk, an extreme sufferer of obsessive-compulsive disorder who left the San Francisco police department after his journalist wife, Trudy, was killed in a car bombing, decides to accompany his psychotherapist, Dr. Kroger, to a professional conference in Germany so that he won't miss his weekly therapy session. Once in Germany, Monk spots a six-fingered man he believes may have ordered the hit on Trudy. The discovery that the man is an old acquaintance of his psychotherapist leads Monk to investigate Kroger as well. Despite the lack of the TV series' visual humor and the performance of actor Tony Shalhoub, Goldberg does a decent job of conveying both the sleuth's quirks and his genius.
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Kirkus Reviews
Television's most obsessive-compulsive investigator (Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, 2007, etc.) de-compensates when his psychiatrist goes to a conference overseas. Since his breakdown following the car-bomb death of his reporter wife Trudy, Adrian Monk has been doing better. He still obsesses over the disappearance of his sock ("a left sock," he points out) and frets that his one-legged neighbor is a cannibal, but he solves the murders of Amy and Eric Clayson without leaving the Telegraph Hill apartment in which their corpses are found, and he unmasks Clarke Trotter's killer overnight. Although his therapist doesn't think he's quite ready to rejoin the police force, Dr. Kroger does think Monk will be able to skip a session while Kroger attends a seminar in Germany. Too bad Monk doesn't agree. He's so freaked at the thought of a missed appointment that he browbeats his assistant Natalie Teeger into flying to Lohr with him (on a plane! with recirculated air!) so he can see his shrink. Of course, Lohr is a nightmare to Monk (cobblestone streets! buildings with no right angles!), but the scariest sight is a six-fingered man-like the man who ordered Trudy's death-arm in arm with his psychiatrist. Committed to proving that the polydactylic Dr. Rahner is a killer, Monk tangles with Hauptkriminalkommissar Stoffmacher of the local Polizei and nearly gets committed for good. Monk's antic neurosis may be cute on television, but on the page, it's just silly. Agent: Gina Maccoby/Gina Maccoby Agency

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451225634
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/02/2008
Series:
Mr. Monk Series, #6
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
202,837
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Lee Goldberg has written episodes for the Monk television series, as well as many other programs. He is a two-time Edgar Award nominee and the author of the acclaimed Diagnosis Murder novels, based on the TV series for which he was a writer and executive producer.

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Mr. Monk Goes to Germany (Mr. Monk Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
LaneyNH More than 1 year ago
This was not one of the funniest Monk books out there, but it is Monk so anyone that knows the character, has been a fan of the show throughout all the seasons knows that Monk is hilarious. In some parts it dragged and some of his 'issues' were overdone, but the airplane ride and lead up to it was so funny - think one armed therapist and one legged neighbor! I was a little bummed to have the storyline of him thinking the worse in his faithful and loyal longtime therapist Dr. Kroger though - glad it didn't last long. This book is worth the read because simply -- it is Monk!!
KittiS More than 1 year ago
The show may be ending, but at least we'll have the books! Although I don't think ALL of the Monk books were equally fantastic.....this one was laugh out loud wonderful. How Goldberg gets in Natalie's head and understands her so well is amazing. And the next one, Monk is Miserable, is just as great. Make sure you read them both in private, unless you don't mind strangers staring at you. :)
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I think that the Monk tv show leaves out stuff and exaderates certain things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read Mr. Monk series 1-6 an di loved them all. While this one wasn't the best thus far it is still a good and entertaining read. Monk in the woods is a classic scene.
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VaNooker More than 1 year ago
I loved the Monk series when it was on TV and still watch the reruns quite often. I have read most of the Monk books and found them to be very much like the series! Enjoy!!!
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