Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants (Mr. Monk Series #4)

Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants (Mr. Monk Series #4)

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Overview

Obsessive.
Compulsive.
Detective.

The husband of Monk's former assistant, Sharona, has been arrested for murder. Now back in San Francisco, she's ready to reclaim her place in Monk's life-much to the chagrin of his current assistant, Natalie. While Monk tries to maintain a delicate balance between the two women, he discovers a few unsettling snags in the case against Sharona's husband, and may be up against a killer who not only understands him, but is one step ahead.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451222800
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/02/2008
Series: Mr. Monk Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 289,378
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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 and the Two Assistants (Mr. Monk Series #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Adrian Monk is a compulsive-obsessive emotional ruin with a unique gift for solving crimes. Lee Goldberg has a genius for catching the tenderness, humor and pathos surrounding Monk and his coterie. This is no ordinary mystery, but one that catches the unexpected and often bizarre facets of real life. The author entertains us with a few dozen theories about who did what to whom, but in the end, only Monk figures it all out. I really enjoyed this comic masterpiece, and I think Lee Goldberg's adaptations of the Monk television series are as classy as they can be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Monk-o-Phile' is a terrific word coined by the writers for the show.. and that's how I describe myself! This book is the first I've read of the series and is a great read with just the right amount of suspense, wit and humor. I'll definitely buy the rest of the books! In fact, I've just placed my orders for the other 'Mr. Monk' titles from Barnes & Noble.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read if you like a good mystery. The main chacter Adrian Monk just makes the book so much better. If you like the tv show you should definetly read this wondorous novel.
jennifer146 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿Mr. Monk and the two Assistants¿ is my favorite of the Monk books by Lee Goldberg, so far. In fact, it is one of the best stories to ever feature Mr. Monk, televised or in print. In this book, as he did with ¿Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii¿, Mr. Goldberg puts Monk in a situation that could not be done on the television series. This time, Natalie¿s daughter Julie breaks her arm and Natalie has to take her to the hospital, with Monk in tow. There she meets a nurse who seems to know a lot about Monk. Monk stands speechless as soon as he hears her voice, since it turns out the nurse is Monk¿s former nurse and assistant Sherona Fleming. It is great to be able to see the two assistants together. Sherona¿s husband was arrested for murder. He claims he¿s innocent, but due to his shady past Sherona does not believe him and leaves for San Francisco with her son Benjy. Natalie wants Monk to take on the case so that Sherona will move back to New Jersey, and Monk wants to let him stay in prison so Sherona will stay in San Francisco. The characters are portrayed brilliantly in this book. Each line of dialog is written in such a way that you can hear the voices of the actors from the show in your head as you read them. It¿s great to see Sherona again. I liked her character a lot, but I have grown to like Natalie as well as the show has progressed. It¿s great to see how the two women feel about each other. They have a lot of differences, but they have a lot of similarities as well, and it¿s not just that they care for Mr. Monk.
cannellfan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to this, considering that I thought Goldberg had done a remarkable job with the "voices" of the cast of Monk characters in the previous three Monk novels, and I was eager to see how well he handled the return of Sharona. Unfortunately, this novel came across rather flat for me. It isn't badly done, just not as well done as I would have liked. Sharona just didn't "feel" like Sharona to me. The mystery itself was clever, but enough clues got dropped along the way that I had pretty much figured it out before Monk did. Overall, an entertaining, light mystery read, that should appeal to fans of Monk, but won't win over anyone who doesn't already follow the series.
bookwormteri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For some unknown reason I kept thinking of two male assistants...I have seen the show and am aware of the characters, but that was what was in my head. A good showing though, love that Sharona was brought back and how the two women reacted to each other. A quick, fun read.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
The fourth of the Monk tie-in novels answers the question, What would happen is Sharona returned? His former assistant accidentally comes back into his life after her husband is arrested for murder. At Natalie's urging, Monk begins to look into it the case. This is another fun entry and will please fans of the TV series.
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Disgusting scenes and totally out of character for Monk and Natalie.
billty45 More than 1 year ago
One of the Monk series of books by Lee Goldberg. In this one, Sharona returns which makes Natalie very unhappy, but they then team up with Monk in an attempt to free Sharona's husband on murder charges. Another great book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Maybe the best monk book yet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author of this book did an AMAZING job. He writes perfectly abot monk. Natalie, on the other hand, is more grown up, and for some reason, talks about breasts alot. Kinda weird, but, its all in all THE BEST book i've read in a looooooong time.
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I can read this book 1,000 times.
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