Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something s out of placeNo 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...
|Title||:||Mr. Monk is a Mess|
|Format Type||:||Audio Book|
|Publisher||:||Berkley Auflage Reprint 4 Dezember 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Seiten|
|File Size||:||590 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Mr. Monk is a Mess Reviews
Goldberg at his best, as in all Monk books and episodes, great! Reading Monk is weird at first but soon becomes exciting and almost better than watching the episodes!
Ich kann das Buch nur weiter empfehlen.Es führt die Geschichte von Monk und Natalie weiter und lässt der eigenen Fantasie nicht raus um zu überlegen,wie es mit Ihnen endet.
MR. MONK IS A MESS picks up about three weeks after MR. MONK ON PATROL. It finds our favorite defective detective and his long-suffering assistant serving still as police officers in the upscale bedroom community of Summit, New Jersey. Summit's chief of police and acting mayor Randy Disher has offered them permanent positions in his constabulary. For Natalie Teeger, it's been an epiphany. She thinks she's finally found her true calling. She's good at being a cop. She readily accepts Disher's offer. Adrian Monk, he's sort of accepted it. But we know he's the wishy washy sort.Monk and Natalie are heading home to San Francisco for three weeks, time enough to wrap up their old lives and prep for their permanent move to Summit. Except villainy follows Monk everywhere he goes. In his old stomping grounds, Monk promptly gets sucked into two different cases, and both of them very personal. One involves Natalie who, fresh off the airport and from dropping Monk off at his crib, drives home to an unpleasant surprise: a corpse in the bathtub and wads of money stashed under the mattress.So here's the FBI come swarming, the lead agent of which happens to be that guy, Thorpe, who, if you remember, first showed up in Season 5's 15th episode, "Mr. Monk and the Really, Really Dead Guy." Seems Agent Thorpse's career isn't so much on the fast-track anymore. Nowadays, he's minus his fancy mobile command center and the high profile cases. You can see why he bears an epic grudge against Monk who showed him up in that same episode. He'd like nothing more than to implicate him and Natalie. See, turns out the mattress money is marked money that was pinched from the FBI's evidence locker room, money that was part of a mob sting operation involving Salvatore Lucarelli. And, if you remember, Lucarelli, the capo di tutti capo of the largest Mafia organization in the Western United States, first appeared in Season 3's 5th episode "Mr. Monk Meets the Godfather" and, later, in Goldberg's book MR. MONK AND THE DIRTY COP. Why, it's practically old home week.As if Monk isn't inconvenienced enough, what with helping to clear Natalie (and himself), his agoraphobic brother Ambrose's tattooed girlfriend (and assistant) Yuki has vanished under alarming circumstances. A dig into Yuki's past reveals that she's not exactly led a squeaky-clean life.I haven't read Lee Goldberg's other tie-in series. I heard his take on Diagnosis: Murder is solid. What I know for sure is that he has got a finger on the pulse of the characters in MONK. Even the characters he'd added in once the TV show got cancelled fold in smooth. MR. MONK IS A MESS is part of an extended arc begun in MR. MONK AND THE DIRTY COP that heralded a shift in Monk and Natalie's relationship. Goldberg's leveling up of Natalie certainly creates an interesting new dynamic. As ever, there's marvelous fun in observing Monk as he goes about flummoxing crooks and colleagues with his unorthodox deductive methods, as well as vexing them with his obsessive compulsive hang-ups. I love how the book ends. Not only was it tremendously moving, it set Monk and Natalie and even Ambrose on new paths . Also, there's an unusual mailman in the story, "unusual" being a nicer word than, say, "creepy."
Mr. Monk is a Mess is the 14th novel that Lee Goldberg has written in the Monk series, which is based on the television show featuring Tony Shaloub as obsessive compulsive detective Adrian Monk. Unfortunately, Goldberg is slated to produce only one more book for the series, the perfectly titled Mr. Monk Gets Even, which (according to Amazon) is due out at the end of 2012. The series may be continued by another author, so there's some hope, but it won't be easy to duplicate Goldberg's blend of humor, pathos, and plotting. The title of Goldberg's final book suggests that he'll be leaving Monk in a good place, having found balance in a world marred by murder, poorly parked cars, and odd numbers. Monk is headed there already in Mr. Monk is a Mess. The book picks up where Mr. Monk on Patrol left off, with Monk and his assistant Natalie Teeger temporarily employed as police offers in Summit, New Jersey. They eventually return to San Francisco with big plans in mind, but Natalie's homecoming is less than idyllic: suffice it to say that her house is soon cordoned off with police tape, and things don't look good for her and Monk. While they're trying to get the FBI off their backs, Natalie and Monk are also tasked with helping Monk's agoraphobic brother Ambrose, a storyline that leads to a very moving, very satisfying conclusion. There is less humor in this book than in previous installments, but plenty of heart. The novel ends with our crime-fighting duo on the verge of huge changes in their lives. I'm eager to see how Goldberg will wrap things up, but also very sad to see his involvement with the series coming to an end.-- Debra Hamel
Things have changed a lot in Monk's world since the end of the TV Monk Series. This particular book is the second to the last one being written according to its Author. I enjoy the Monk books a lot. I laugh out loud when I read them quite a bit - they are fun, relaxing ..... enjoyable. Perhaps, as the Author also said, another writer will take up the torch and continue writing the series. Although, Lee Goldberg knows Monk very well, because he also wrote episodes for the TV series, so how can anyone else do as good or better a job than he has?!11/12 Just read that Hy Conrad will continue writing the Monk Series. He will pick up where Lee Goldberg leaves off in his last book coming out in this December. Lee says that Hy was a writer/producer on the TV Monk Series from its beginning. I am glad that the person replacing Lee knows Monk so well ..... It makes saying goodbye to Lee's writing a little less sad. A good thing in this is that the Monk series will not be ended on Book #15 ..... A very unMonkish number! :-)
Once again, Goldberg delivers a definitive response to anyone who disparages tie-in novels. The TV series, Monk, was great -- but what Goldberg's done with this series of novels -- particularly following the series finale.What he's done with these characters -- Disher, Ambrose and especially Natalie (oh, yeah, and that OCD detective) is incredible. Almost got a little misty a couple of times here.In addition to this great character development, we got a handful of great comic scenes, a couple of solid mysteries, and one of the most action-packed scenes in the Monk canon.While I understand his need to move on with his career, really not liking the idea that there's only one more in this series from Goldberg. But I'm really looking forward to his swan song now.