By Lee Goldberg

Whilst the neighborhood executive of Summit, New Jersey, is hit with a string of arrests, leader of Police Randy Disher unearths himself appearing as mayor. With a city to run and a chain of robberies to enquire, he calls on Adrian Monk to function a short lived policeman.

PRAISE FOR LEE GOLDBERG'S MONK NOVELS

""No one else may possibly catch those characters and produce them to existence at the web page the best way Lee Goldberg does!"-- King's River lifestyles Magazine

"Goldberg makes Adrian Monk even more attention-grabbing than the television version: the twitches are much less visible, the results less predictable. Even (or specifically) the secondary characters are extra fascinating and feature sharper dialogue."--Chicago Tribune

""The simply other thing enjoyable than staring at Monk is analyzing the adventures Lee Goldberg creates for him. The books set a excessive ordinary from the get-go." Crimespree Magazine

"Full of snippets of slapstick humor and Monk's unique abilities for observation," Library Journal

"This most modern hilariously humorous and devilishly shrewdpermanent  novel approximately TV's obsessive-compulsive sleuth Adrian Monk is an most unlikely crime lover's pride! Very humorous and inventively plotted," Ellery Queen secret Magazine

"Throughout the Mr. Monk sequence writer Lee Goldberg has regularly stored a company clutch on precisely who his characters are, and he's in a position to expertly play them opposed to each other to the easiest dramatic and comedian advantage," The Gumshoe Review

"You'd be hard-pressed to discover one other fresh paintings that offers such a lot of hip and funny moments." Bookgasm

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Another milestone reached in this journey. “A lot has definitely replaced for Mr. Monk within the final yr or so, specifically considering that he ultimately solved Trudy’s homicide. He says his existence is extra balanced now. Even his brother, Ambrose, has made a few major adjustments in his lifestyles. He’s acquired an assistant of his personal now. She lives with him. ” “How live-in is she? ” “Same mattress live-in,” I acknowledged. “Wow. How has Adrian dealt with that? ” “Not well,” I acknowledged. “It doesn’t support that Yuki’s tattooed and an ex-con. after all, that used to be prior to he met Ellen Morse. If he can settle for a lady who sells poop for a dwelling, perhaps he’ll be extra open-minded approximately Yuki, too. ” “With all this alteration occurring, do you ever fear that Adrian may possibly cease desiring an assistant? ” “It by no means happened to me,” I stated. “At least now you recognize you’ve received different innovations if that day comes. ” “I wasn’t searching for a backup plan. ” “Well, you’ve evidently been trying to find something,” Sharona stated. “And i believe you’ve ultimately came across it. You appear to like being a cop. ” “It’s in basic terms been days and the truth of it hasn’t sunk in but, specifically when you consider that I’m clear of domestic. It feels extra like a role-playing online game than fact. ” “Even within the mini-mart? ” “Especially then,” I acknowledged. “I don’t know the way I’ll think approximately all this whilst i am getting again to San Francisco. ” “Who says you'll want to return? ” i used to be approximately to press Sharona on what she intended through that after Monk got here within the entrance door. “Where have you ever been? ” I requested. “I had dinner with Ellen,” he stated, attempting very tough to be matter-of-fact approximately it and failing. “You have been on my own with a girl? ” Sharona acknowledged. “I’m by myself with Natalie the entire time,” Monk acknowledged. “It’s now not a similar factor and also you comprehend it, Adrian. This used to be a date. ” “It used to be a meal,” Monk stated. “Not a date. ” “How was once it prepared? ” “I occurred to run into Ellen in the street as she occurred to be jogging domestic and because we occurred to be in entrance of a cafe while our paths intersected, we determined to dine jointly. ” “That’s loads of happenings,” I acknowledged. “So what occurred over dinner? ” “She mentioned her time one of the savages in Africa and that i mentioned my time one of the savages in San Francisco. ” “What time was once that? ” Sharona requested. “From the day I moved out of our relatives domestic in Tewksbury to the instant that i used to be drugged and wear a airplane to New Jersey. ” “Then you have to be thankful that I rescued you,” Sharona stated. “Where do issues stand now among you and Ellen? ” I requested. “She’s a great girl, yet it’s tough to disregard the elephant within the room. ” “You suggest the elephant droppings,” Sharona stated. Monk cringed. “I want i may persuade her to renounce her campaign to legitimize excrement. ” “Wouldn’t it's more straightforward in the event you simply authorised it? ” I stated. “Or agreed to disagree? Compromise is a part of any winning dating. ” “We don’t have a relationship,” Monk acknowledged. “It used to be simply dinner. ” “No, it wasn’t. You didn’t simply run into her by chance, you deliberate it. You made yes you have been jogging in entrance of the eating place while that she’d be passing it on her method domestic.

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