This is not the best Monk story, but it s not bad Randy Disher shows up and even Sharona makes an appearance I identified the baddie early on, although the motive was a surprise Based on the authors opening note, this may be the last book in the series. Although I have watched the television show, this was my first Monk book It was really quite good That has everything to do with the fact that the author, Hy Conrad, was also a writer on the show for it entire eight season run I have to say, I loved that each chapter has a title So few books do that these days I ve always enjoyed it The story is told from the point of view of Natalie Teeger, Adrian Monk s former assistant, now his partner in Monk Teeger, Consulting Detectives Reading MR MONK AND THE NEW LIEUTENTANT was just like watching an episode of the show All the same fun, drama, and intrigue, but with no commercials For those who have followed this book series, if the other books were have as good as this on, you re going to love it If you re like me, familiar with the show but you haven t read the books, give this one a try I think you ll be pleased. An All New Story Starring Adrian Monk By Edgar Award Nominated Monk Screenwriter And Coexecutive Producer Hy ConradIt S Compulsive, Page Turning FunMonk And Natalie Have Finally Settled Into A New Office Routine Now They Just Need To Work Things Out With Their Neighbors A Print Shop Run By Hippies Whose Music Leaks Through The Walls, Driving Monk Nuts But The Detectives Soon Have A Serious Conflict To Deal With Captain Stottlemeyer S New Lieutenant, AJ Cartledge A Man Of Limited Skills Whom Monk Finds Insufferable Even The Presence Of Lieutenant Cartledge Won T Keep Monk And Natalie From Attending The Funeral Of Judge Oberlin, And It S A Good Thing In Typical Fashion, Monk Examines The Body In The Casket And Finds Evidence Of Poison The Judge Was MurderedWhile There Are No Traces Of The Poison At The Judge S House, Monk Detects That There Had Been An Intruder The Next Rainy Day, When Captain Stottlemeyer Begins To Show The Same Symptoms, Monk Deduces That There S A Diabolical Killer At Work, Someone Who Wanted Both The Judge And The Captain Dead Monk And Natalie Turn To The Captain S Ex Lieutenant In Summit, New Jersey For Help, But Even That Might Not Be Enough To Solve This Crime With His Friend In Danger And An Enemy Close, Monk Will Have To Put His Reservations Aside To Crack The Case In Time First the television series came to an end and Mr Monk was gone Then Lee Goldberg began writing the Monk books and I loved them Eventually, Mr Goldberg moved on to other things and Mr Monk was once again gone But Hy Conrad took over writing the Monk books, and life was good again Both men had worked on the television series, and had Monk well in hand Each of their versions of Monk were slightly different, but both worked for me I did think Mr Goldberg s Monk was funnier than Mr Conrad s And now This is the last Monk book, unless another author steps up to continue the series Life looks bleak again Mr Conrad has, in a way, tidied up all the characters lives in such a way to allow us to see where they are headed, but also leaves room for another author to put his or her mark on the characters and take them on a different path I hope someone does decide to continue the series I ll miss them if they are gone.Oh yeah the book was good Synopsis Captain Sottlemeyer has a new partner, the son of a very old friend Problem is, he s not only a bad cop, but he s a jerk, besides. MR Monk and the New Lieutenant by Hy ConradI have enjoyed all of the Monk books, of the four written by Hy Conrad I feel that this one is hi best.The story begins with Monk and Natalie attending Judge Oberlin s funeral While viewing the Judge s corpse Mr Monk suddenly announces that the Judge did not die of natural causes instead he tells everyone that the Judge was poisoned So begins the final Monk story, unless another author takes up his pen and brings Mr Monk back to the written pages for us all to enjoy I feel it is sad the series had to end with only books We all know Mr Monk was a lover of even numbers. Hy Conrad, I just want to thank you for the great plot lines, Natalie s strong female voice, and your willingness to carry on the monk legacy. Worse Monk book ever I did not laugh until I was 16% through the book That should tell you all you need to know I think I only laughed 3 or 4 times the entire book I will not give a spoiler but one part was so stupid and so against what 99.99% of anyone in the world would do I just shook my head with disbelief That part was just dumb When compared to other Monk books I d rate it 1 out of 10 but if I rate it as a standalone book then my rating was 5.52 out of 10 I gave it Interesting 7 Captivating 6.33 Plot 7 Characters 6.75 horribly low for a Monk book Humorous 4.5 Horribly low for a Monk book 1st 20% 5.55 Last 5% 2 Readability 5. Guess that s the end of an era again, well unless another author picks up this series Another checkbox on my long reading list.This book is better than the previous and it feels ok to let the story end here.The old crew got back together and did some old fashioned crime solving Monk discovers that a recently deceased judge was actually poisoned And then Captain Stottlemeyer starts shows the same symptoms Who is out to kill the captain The plot in this one was a little simpler than it might have been, but the characters make it plenty of fun Yes, there are even somegreat laughs along the way.Sadly, this is looking like it will be the final book in the Monk novels It s been a wonderful franchise, and I am going to really miss these characters.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers. Mr Monk And The New Lieutenant is the fourth book Monk series by HyConrad.This series books are quick reads.The book consisted, of what seemed to me, short stories of three or 4 quick cases for Monk and Natalie to resolve and one major case That case centers around the recent death of Judge Oberlin and the attempts on the life of Captain Stottlemeyer As the title suggests, Lt Amy Devlin is on a leave of absence and she has been replaced by Lt A J Thurman Thurman is the most competent policeman on the force and certainly lack the social skills that Monk would expect Monk and Natalie are paying their respect at funeral of Oberlin, when Monk states that the Oberlin was poisoned and not by a disease he picked up on a visit to Thailand Soon Capt Stottlemeyer begins to have similar symptoms that Oberlin had Since the doctors knew what to look for, they were able to treat him get him on the road to recovery But then there are a coupleattempts on the Captain s life A note is soon found that alleges that the death and death threats are the tied to case that was tried before Olerlin and was investigated by Stottlemeyer Monk and Natalie need to find the murderer before another murder if committed.Conrad states in the authors notes at the beginning of the book that he will no longer be writing anybooks in this series, but stopped short of saying that the series is over.
Hy Conrad was one of the original writers for the television series, Monk He worked on the show for all eight seasons, the final two as Co Executive Producer, and received three Edgar Nominations from the Mystery Writers of America for Best TV Series Conrad took over the novel series based on the TV show Monk in 2013 Conrad is also the author of hundreds of short stories His first full lengt
- 288 pages
- Mr. Monk and the New Lieutenant (Mr. Monk #19)
- Hy Conrad
- 13 October 2019 Hy Conrad