Mr. Monk on the Road (Mr. Monk Series #11)

Mr. Monk on the Road (Mr. Monk Series #11)

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by Lee Goldberg
     
 

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Adrian Monk is feeling strangely satisfied these days-and he'd like his agoraphobic brother to feel the same way. So he takes Ambrose, against his will, on the open road in a motorhome. Little crimes pop up along the way and Monk can't resist getting involved. Nor can he help sensing a pattern that reveals the hand of a serial killer at work on this highway to hell

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Overview

Adrian Monk is feeling strangely satisfied these days-and he'd like his agoraphobic brother to feel the same way. So he takes Ambrose, against his will, on the open road in a motorhome. Little crimes pop up along the way and Monk can't resist getting involved. Nor can he help sensing a pattern that reveals the hand of a serial killer at work on this highway to hell.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451233813
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Series:
Mr. Monk Series, #11
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
503,310
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 on the Road 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Adrian Monk suffers a severe case of obsessive compulsive disorder so intense that he is a walking encyclopedia of phobias that makes it impossible for him to operate in the outside world without assistance. With Natalie's help, Monk, a former cop, earns a living as a consultant to the police mostly SFPD. He actually has recently found relief because t the murder of his wife Trudy back in 1997 has been solved. To celebrate, Monk decides to visit his agoraphobic brother Ambrose for his sibling's birthday. Monk wants to show the world to Ambrose who has not left his home in years. He puts sleeping pills in the cake and places a knocked out Ambrose in his RV camper. Shockingly Ambrose awakens and is not raging at his brother. Along the highway, Monk finds crimes that he cannot ignore though Natalie refuses to allow him to solve them because this is Ambrose's time. Instead Monk silently works the puzzles in his head until he finds a frightening pattern of a serial killer in the area. Lee Goldberg is the grandmaster of capturing the essences of TV mystery shows' personalities as he has done with Monk through eleven novels and Diagnoses Murder. He does it again with this brisk Monk road show as the multi-phobic hero hits the highway with his agoraphobic sibling and his assistant Natalie. On the road, Monk solves crimes as Natalie pleads with him to take a respite and enjoy the scenery, but though she keeps them moving so he cannot narrowly focus on a crime rather than the trip she ends up also assisting him when she can no longer ignore him. Fans will enjoy the brisk ride as the siblings (and Natalie) get out of the house, sort of. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“Monk's out on the open highway--but crime is a hitchhiker that won't be ignored. With his job secure and his wife's murder finally solved, Adrian Monk is feeling strangely...satisfied. He'd like his agoraphobic brother Ambrose to feel the same way, so Monk puts a secret ingredient in Ambrose's birthday cake: sleeping pills. When Ambrose wakes up, he's in a motor home on the open road with Monk determined to show him the outside world. But Ambrose isn't the only one struggling to let go. As little crimes pop up along the highway, Monk can't resist getting involved. Now it's up to Monk to stop a murderer from turning their road trip into a highway to hell.” This was another delightful read of a Monk book! This one is as good as all the other ones I’ve read and, it made me especially happy as Monk has found a bit of balance and yet still is a great, unusual detective and a lovely character! I read the book in one sitting and would recommend it to anyone enjoying detective books --- I would recommend reading in order but you don’t have to! GREAT relaxing mystery! I didn’t even realize that I had already read the book, and it was just as good the second time around!
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Whomever More than 1 year ago
The TV show may be gone, but Monk lives on with these fun Monk mystery books. No, they aren't great literature,but if you miss the show,these books keep the character alive. They're just as fun as the TV show. In this installment, Monk forces Ambrose out of the house and on the road to adventure. I've heard of rumors of a made-for-TV Monk movie. It it's true, I can't wait.
EZREADER211 More than 1 year ago
RV was a good twist to the mystery!
Michelle1948 More than 1 year ago
A lite read.....moves quickly! An enjoyable cozy mystery. I would recommend all in this series.
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Shirl55 More than 1 year ago
Being a fan of the Monk t.v. series I could imagine each of the characters. This would have been great. I laughed so hard at some of banter I cried. Anyone who is a fan of Monk or doesn't know too much about him will enjoy this Monk. Mr. Monk you did it again!!!
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I read this so fast because it was great. I will say though that the details about the trip were a little too much, I got bored by that, maybe another murder along the way would have been more interesting...but overall this was a great story.....
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