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Product Details

  • Series: Mr. Monk (Book 15)
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Hardcover; 1st Printing edition (December 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451239156
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451239150
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #592,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It's a funny, readable book that retains the flavor of the TV series and stays true to the characters despite them moving on," Deseret News

About the Author

Lee Goldberg has written episodes of the USA Network television series Monk, as well as many other programs. He is a two-time Edgar® Award nominee and the author of many other books, including The Walk, Watch Me Die, The Dead Man, and the acclaimed Diagnosis Murder novels, based on the TV series for which he was a writer and executive producer. His previous Monk novels are available in paperback, including Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, which won the Scribe Award for Best Novel from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.

More About the Author

Lee Goldberg is an ex-Navy SEAL, freelance Sexual Surrogate and a professional Pierce Brosnan impersonator.

Okay, that's not true. But he wants this biography to be really exciting, so pay attention. If things bog down, I've been instructed to add a car chase or some explicit sex.

Here's the real story. Lee Goldberg writes books and television shows.

His mother wanted him to be a doctor, and his grandfather wanted him to go into the family furniture business. Instead, he put himself through UCLA as a freelance journalist, writing for such publications as American Film, Starlog, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times Syndicate, The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle (He also wrote erotic letters to the editor for Playgirl at $25-a-letter, but he doesn't tell people about that, he just likes to boast about those "tiffany" credits).

He published his first book ".357 Vigilante" (as "Ian Ludlow," so he'd be on the shelf next to Robert Ludlum) while he was still a UCLA student. The West Coast Review of Books called his debut "as stunning as the report of a .357 Magnum, a dynamic premiere effort," singling the book out as "The Best New Paperback Series" of the year. Naturally, the publisher promptly went bankrupt and he never saw a dime in royalties. (But the books are available on the Kindle as "The Jury Series")

Welcome to publishing, Lee.

His subsequent books include the non-fiction books "Successful Television Writing" and "Unsold Television Pilots" ("The Best Bathroom Reading Ever!" San Francisco Chronicle) as well as the novels "My Gun Has Bullets" ("It will make you cackle like a sitcom laugh track," Entertainment Weekly), "Dead Space" ("Outrageously entertaining," Kirkus Reviews), "Watch Me Die" ("as dark and twisted as anything Hammet or Chandler ever dreamed up," Kirkus Reviews).

"Take me now," she moaned, "you hot writer stud."

She tore off her clothes and tackled him onto the floor, unable to control her raging lust. Nothing excited her more than being around a writer with a big list of books.

Got your attention again? Good. I don't know about you, but I was starting to nod off. Where was I? Oh yes...

Goldberg broke into television with a freelance script sale to "Spenser: For Hire." Since then, his TV writing & producing credits have covered a wide variety of genres, including sci-fi (SeaQuest), cop shows (Hunter, The Glades), martial arts (Martial Law), whodunits (Diagnosis Murder, Nero Wolfe), the occult (She-Wolf of London), kid's shows (R.L. Stine's The Nightmare Room), T&A (Baywatch), comedy (Monk) and utter crap (The Highwayman). His TV work has earned him two Edgar Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America.

His two careers, novelist and TV writer, merged when he began writing the "Diagnosis Murder" series of original novels, based on the hit CBS TV mystery that he also wrote and produced, and later wrote the 15 bestselling novels based on "Monk," another show that he worked on. He's also the co-creator of Amazon's "The Dead Man" series of monthly horror novellas and the author of the crime thriller "King City." Most recently, he teamed up with Janet Evanovich to write the New York Times bestselling books "The Heist" and "Pros & Cons."

But perhaps he's best known for his pioneering work mapping the human genome and negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Goldberg lives in Los Angeles with his wife and his daughter and still sleeps in "Man From UNCLE" pajamas.

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Fun to read and keeps your attention.
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The humor and plots were well written and once again the ending allowed for further growth of the main characters.
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I finished reading it in one day, couldn't put it down.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 9, 2013
Format: Hardcover
It's been six months since Natalie moved to Summit, New Jersey, and began her new life as a police officer. However, she is finding she misses her life in San Francisco and the excitement that Monk brought to it. The biggest case she's had involves stolen laundry detergent.

Meanwhile, Natalie's daughter Julie has been working as Monk's new assistant until he can find someone permanent. But he's got two cases to distract him right now. First, there's a series of accidents that Monk identifies as murder. Who is the common connection? Even more worrisome, Monk's old nemesis Dale the Whale is out of prison to have an operation. Might this be part of a larger plan to escape?

I have yet to be truly disappointed with one of Lee Goldberg's books based on the TV show Monk. This one was no exception. Both cases kept me going, wanting to know what would happen next. The character arcs that he really started to put into full swing after the series ended bare fruit here as well. I love seeing how he's developed them, and that includes some of the new characters he's introduced as well.

And yes, I laughed several times at the antics of Monk and some of the lines he and others have in the book. The characters may be growing, but they still retain what made us love and laugh from the TV show.

So if you are a fan of Monk, you really do owe it to yourself to read these books. And you owe it to Monk to start at the beginning and see how things develop. They are well worth obsessing over.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bonita Bayless on January 16, 2013
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I love all of the books in this series. I can't wait for the next one to come out. I always pre-order! Love, love, love them!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. Chen on September 13, 2013
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Perhaps the passing of television shows into the past guarantees that accompanying book series like this one don't get to continue forever but it's a shame the Monk books won't continue. Lee Goldberg does such a good job of capturing the nuances of the Tony Shaloub character that it's funny and familiar throughout. If you like the show you'll love all of the books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Matthews on February 17, 2013
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I will not spoil the plot but will tell you that all is balanced in the world again. Goldberg hit a homerun with this novel and I am sad because I have read all the Monk novels so far. Goldberg has merged with Natalie and her voice now is coherent and mature. I'd guessed one outcome but not the rest and became so a part of the novel I forgot it was my last for a while and I should nurse it along.You can keep your 50 shades of Grey, give me 50 more shades of Mr. Monk.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Edward M. on January 11, 2013
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The title of this review is "Farewell To Mr. Monk," but maybe it might be the final Monk for Lee Goldberg and that someone else has already or will begin writing a new Monk novel of Monk and his new P.I. partner, Natalie. Anyway for the review of the book, while reading this, I was thinking in my head that I hoped that it have the same feeling that the series finale felt, and it did. Also the adventures of Monk and Julie, Natalie's daughter, are hilarious. (Just wait to you get to the part when Monk, Julie, and Stottlemeyer go and interview Stella, Dales girlfriend. You will not believe how that interview ended.) And Monk trying to figure out how Dale escape will literately make you shout out, WTF! I did. The book is awesome, and you will enjoy it, I guarantee it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. Newton on June 28, 2013
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I put off reading this book for a couple of days after receiving it, I just didn't want the ride with Goldberg at the helm to end. Since Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, Goldberg has taken the (great) characters from the TV show and given us sides/dimensions to them that the show didn't have time or opportunity to develop. This is particularly true after the finale episode where Goldberg didn't have to worry about contradicting the show's canon, but was free to grow the characters...to add new ones, to make significant life changes and so on.

And when it comes to serialized detective fiction -- no matter the medium, it's the characters that count. Yes, the plots and mysteries need to be enough to hold your interest -- and you need a laugh or two when the series is along the lines of Monk; and Goldberg can do that just fine. But what brings viewers and readers back again and again.

Mr. Monk Gets Even handles the character stuff flawlessly. To send himself off with a bang-Goldberg brings back Dale the Whale, larger and more preposterous than ever; Stottlemeyer's career and life are in jeopardy; Monk may be wrong; Ambrose (I'd pay for Ambrose books written by Goldberg) reaches another major milestone; and, of course, Natalie is at a crossroads, too. And that's just the major points. Shouldn't forget some of the most prominent use of Julie Teeger in any medium.

Goldberg does it all with panache, respect for the characters, a lotta laughs, and just the right emotional moments to bring his time with the series to a close.

Great read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By johnstonhall on March 14, 2013
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i just love all the Mr. Monk books! I truly hope Lee Goldberg will reconsider and continue writing the series. I really hate to think this is the last one!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bob on March 12, 2013
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Congrats to Lee Goldberg on another great book in the Monk series; though it's ironic he finishes with 15 books.
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