Lee Goldberg published his first book, .357 Vigilante, while he was still a student at UCLA. He published under the pen name Ian Ludlow, with the nefarious intentions of getting his books shelved next to Robert Ludlum. Sneaky! Lee’s list of writing credits crosses from television to novels and back again. Mr. Monk Gets Even is the fifteenth and final novel written by Lee about the USA television network obsessive compulsive genius detective; Lee also wrote several episodes of the show. Lee has been known to traipse across international borders under the guise of writing and producing television shows and greeting fans, not plotting a world takeover.
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An all-new original mystery starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something’s out of place.... It may be a foggy San Francisco summer, but for Adrian Monk the future is looking bright. Natalie is off working as a cop in Summit, his brother Ambrose and Yuki are a week away from their wedding, Monk has a new assistant—Natalie’s daughter Julie—and even a girlfriend, Ellen Morse. All this change doesn’t keep Monk from work, though. He’s investigating a string of accidental deaths and suicides that he quickly determines are actually murders. But when the man Monk pegs for the murder is killed, Monk is forced to face the fact that, for the first time, he might actually be wrong. Have stability, domesticity, and happiness robbed Monk of his special skills? Has Monk lost his mojo? Meanwhile, Monk’s imprisoned arch nemesis, the morbidly obese criminal mastermind Dale the Whale, is being transferred from prison to San Francisco General Hospital for an operation. But when Dale escapes and all signs point to Captain Stottlemeyer as his accomplice, Monk will have to reboot his detective skills to clear the captain’s name—and prove that he’s still the one and only Monk.
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.
Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place... No one likes to come home to a mess--least of all Monk and Natalie. But when they return from an extended stay in New Jersey, Natalie discovers that somebody has been sleeping in her bed. But this Goldilocks isn't asleep. She's dead. And stuffed under the mattress, investigators find marked money from a Federal sting operation. Now Natalie's life is a real mess, and she needs Monk to help clean it up. Meanwhile, Monk's brother Ambrose is desperate to find his missing girlfriend, Yuki--but his agoraphobia prevents him from leaving the house. With Monk forced to do double duty, the body count rises, and so do Monk's suspicions about Yuki's dangerous past...
Summit, New Jersey's Police Chief Randy Disher finds himself acting as mayor after city leaders are arrested for fraud. When a wave of robberies hits the already chaotic city, he calls on Monk to clean up the mess.