Mr. Monk Goes to Germany (Mr. Monk Series #6) [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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.


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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440633614
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: Mr. Monk Series , #6
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 158,477
  • File size: 456 KB

Meet the Author

Lee Goldberg

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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  • Posted May 20, 2010

    Monk in Germany

    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!!

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

    Long live Lee Goldberg!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    First part to boring :( But otherwise Monk is Amazing

    I think that the Monk tv show leaves out stuff and exaderates certain things.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Good Monk read but not his best.

    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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  • Posted September 2, 2010

    Fabulous book!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2009

    Another Fun Adventure with Adrian Monk

    I enjoyed the over all book a great deal. It is a fun excape into the world of Adrian Monk. I felt for the most part the charectors were true to the TV series charecters and kept me interested in the story line. The only exception wss Mr. Monk. I felt that a few situations in the book were extreme even for Mr. Monk.

    The story itself was very entertaining and kept me reading.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    Great if you like the Series

    I brought it as a gift for my sister, but before I gave it to her I read it. Not Bad. I am actually considering buying the rest of the series.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    MR. MONK Farewell

    I buy these for my mom and Monk is no longer going to be on the television so she enjoys reading the books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Waiting for next one.

    I gave it as a gift, she loved it, waiting for next one.

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  • Posted November 20, 2008

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    Oh well

    Monk is my favorite show, but the best thing about the book was it was a fast read. There were a couple chuckles here and there, but overall I felt like I was reading a kiddie book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2008

    Wait for the paperback or borrow it from the library

    I watch Monk on tv and read the books for the creative murder mysteries and the laughs. This book had a really good murder mystery, but you don't stumble upon it till your almost over 100 pages into the book. On top of that, there are almost no big laughs, just a few chuckles. And a lot of the humor you'll read we've seen before on the series and in other books. The joke of Monk freaking out on a plane is getting a little tired. If Monk is going to go all the way to Europe I'd like to see him in completely new situations. This isn't worth the hard cover retail or sales price. It's an ok read, borrowed or in paperback.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2008

    Laugh out loud Monk

    This is an amazing book to read. It's funny, brillant and sweet. Natalies perceptive is as exhaustive and touching as ever. Monk is at his funniest in this new land. I've read and reread this book and love every minute of it. You really are getting your money's worth, and I would suggest this to anyone who watches Monk or is looking for something funny to read. You won't regret this purchase.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2008

    love monk!!

    I was so happy to know that Monk had books out. Just like his TV series, they are great entertainment. I can't wait to read more.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    He suffers from an extreme case of obsessive compulsive disorder so severe that the SFPD let him go in spite of his extraordinary case resolution success rate as no one could work with him. His disorder combined with his brilliance enables him to solve homicide mysteries so his former peers use him as a consultant when they are stymied. He goes to a psychiatrist three times a week hoping he can be helped enough so that he can return to the force full time. After solving the missing sock caper, however, when his shrink informs him he is going to Germany for a week, an unglued Monk has a compulsive reaction.-------------- He and his assistant Natalie agree they should go to Germany so Monk can keep his appointments. While in Lour, Germany Monk notices n eleven fingered man who he follows only to lose him. The only case he never solved is the death of his wife who was murdered by an eleven-fingered man. He goes to the police who explain they are investigating a homicide. He promises to solve it if they will find the elevened fingered man for him. Later Monk sees him with his psychiatrist. Whereas everyone else believes it is a coincidence, neither Monk nor Natalie accept that theory. Monk thinks this man has committed other crimes too and sets out to find the hard core evidence.---------------- Lee Goldberg is the best author at adapting TV shows into a series of novels as in the case of Mr. Monk he captures the essences of the key continual characters especially the eccentric lead protagonist. Told in the first person through the eyes of Natalie, readers get a glimpse into how she sees a person suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder. Yet like her the audience does not pity Mr. Monk but admires his genius as he solves mysteries rather quickly just ask the Justice Department or SFPD for a reference.----------- Harriet Klausner

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