Mr. Monk in Trouble (Mr. Monk Series #9) [NOOK Book]

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Ever since a 1962 unsolved train robbery made it famous, people have flocked to the town of Trouble in California's gold country, searching for the booty that train robbers supposedly dumped off the Golden Rail Express in a botched heist. When the town's museum's watchman is murdered, Adrian Monk and his assistant, Natalie, are sent to investigate. But if Monk isn't careful, he'll learn that the town of Trouble can live up to its name.
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Mr. Monk in Trouble (Mr. Monk Series #9)

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Overview

Ever since a 1962 unsolved train robbery made it famous, people have flocked to the town of Trouble in California's gold country, searching for the booty that train robbers supposedly dumped off the Golden Rail Express in a botched heist. When the town's museum's watchman is murdered, Adrian Monk and his assistant, Natalie, are sent to investigate. But if Monk isn't careful, he'll learn that the town of Trouble can live up to its name.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101151921
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Series: Mr. Monk Series, #9
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 193,237
  • File size: 247 KB

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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  • Posted February 16, 2010

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    I loved it!

    Just finished "Monk in Trouble" and couldn't put it down. It is so true to the series which I do miss watching. Good job Mr. Goldberg.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2010

    More Monk! Keep bringing it on!

    Whether or not you are familiar with Detective Adrian Monk from the USA television series, you will have a ball reading this book to see what
    our favorite defective detective is up to. I won't give away any details
    (why spoil it for you!) but just like the previous book installments
    and the series, you will laugh yourself silly till the very end. Now that the series is history, we look forward to revisiting Monk any way we can. Lee Goldberg, keep the books coming - we can't wait for the next volume; it can't be too soon!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2010

    Wow

    When I first saw this book I was excited. I did not know that there was books for Monk. I was surprised when I found out that it was from Natalie's point of view. I really liked the different viewpoint because it really adds a lot to the story.

    As soon as I finished it, I lent it to a friend who loved the series as much as me, he also loves to read.

    I can't wait to read more of these books!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    ONE OF THE BEST!

    I thoroughly enjoyed MONK IN TROUBLE. I think it's one of Mr. Goldberg's best Monk books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2009

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    Nobody does novelizations of TV shows better than Lee Goldberg consistently does

    He has an intensive form of OCD and has more phobias than can be found in a medical text, but give Mr. Adrian Monk a homicide to solve and he will do it regardless of difficulty mostly caused by his disorders. His friend Captain Stottlemeyer of the San Francisco Police department asks Mr. Monk to come to his office where he informs him that retired cop Manny Feikeman was murdered at the Gold Rush Museum in Trouble, California. He asks Monk to solve the case.

    Since his house is being renovated, Mr. Monk agrees to go to the mining town with his assistant and friend Natalie. While in town he finds out about a cold case he decides to solve in his spare time. The famous train The Golden Rail Express was robbed of its gold on its last run in 1962, but what happened to the loot or the mastermind was never revealed and a third robber never found. With brilliant insight and a nod to a gold rush era equivalent with phobias and an assistant Abigail Guthrie keeping diaries of Artemis Monk, Adrian works the train robbery, the murder, and assorted other inquiries until he vanishes leaving an injured Natalie to investigate the case of the missing sleuthing employer.

    Nobody does novelizations of TV shows better than Lee Goldberg consistently does. His latest Mr. Monk tale is one of the best due to the intriguing tongue in cheek self mocking subplot involving Artemis who as the assayer who also worked cases in 1852; the local curator insists the two OCD Monks may be a century and a half apart but look like twins separated at birth. Fans will enjoy the stories of the two Mr. Monk's.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted November 4, 2009

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    Visit Monk's Past and Present

    Yesterday, my teenager tried to bribe me, a noted chocoholic, with Reese's PB cups to get MR. MONK IN TROUBLE from my hands. He lost! Both of us love the television series "Monk," and often battle over who gets to read the latest Monk novel first. The past few times, he's beaten me to it, but he was in school when the new one arrived and I cozied up on the sofa and read it in one sitting.

    If you haven't seen Monk, I highly recommend hitting Netflix or the USA Web site and watching some episodes. Monk is extremely phobic, an excessive neat freak and completely charming. I keep saying I'd love to have Monk come clean my house. I imagine he'd do a fantastic job. Given that, however, I don't think you need to understand the character in order to enjoy the books.

    Lee Goldberg always captures Monk's nuances perfectly. He injects the mysteries with just the right amount of humor and tackles subjects I only wish I'd seen on television. Monk dealing with trick-or-treaters is a riot!

    In this latest, Monk and Natalie, Monk's assistant, head to Trouble, California, to investigate the murder of one of Captain Stottlemeyer's friends, a former San Francisco police officer. There, the town historian points out that Monk looks exactly like Artemis Monk, the town's assayer during the gold rush. Turns out Artemis was also a perfectionist with many phobias and a knack for solving baffling mysteries.

    The story weaves in and out between entries from diaries kept by Artemis Monk's assistant and Monk's mysteries. While he came to town to solve the murder of Stottlemeyer's friend, he's lured into a couple other mysteries too. The biggest being a train robbery.

    I'll admit to figuring out who one of the robbers was early on, but that didn't distract from the story at all. I was more intrigued with Monk's antics and the general storyline involving Artemis Monk.

    Once again, Lee Goldberg's created a story I think would make an exceptional show. This is Monk's final season. I'm not sure if Mr. Goldberg will continue the Monk series, or if it will be possible to when they end the show, but I like to think I'll always get that little dose of Monk to read up on.

    When I'm looking for a bit of escapism and a lot of laughs, Goldberg's Monk books get top billing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Monk is awsomw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!# !!!!!!!!!!??????????

    Go Monk!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Monk

    I absolutly love Monk the tv series, but the books are amazing and follow the same story lines as the series :)

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  • Posted January 17, 2013

    enjoyable!

    This is a light read but always an enjoyable return to the series. Miss you on TV Mr. Monk!!

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

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    its MONK ............

    its MONK ............

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    Kitkat101

    My sis read this she loves the show but i did not really like this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Great read!

    A must read for Monk fans,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    MONK! MONK!

    Monk is an awsome book and T.V. series if you have seen it. I would recommened you buying it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2011

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    AMAZING!

    Mr. Monk in Trouble is a amazing book! I am not going to give away anything, but it is interesting, funny, and hard to put down (at least in my opinion). I really enjoyed this book, with it's humor and mystery.

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