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Publisher Description

Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something’s out of place....

Natalie is taking a break from studying for her PI license—the last step to becoming Monk’s full partner. She sneaks off to Half Moon Bay for a retreat run by Miranda Bigley, leader of the Best Possible Me self-help program, but her plans for a relaxing weekend are disrupted when Monk tracks her down to rescue her from the “cult.” Their argument is cut short when Miranda, in full view of everyone, calmly walks to the edge of a cliff and jumps.

Even though Miranda’s death looks like suicide, Natalie is sure it's murder. But Monk brushes her off to help the SFPD solve the murder of a clown, despite his coulrophobia, aka fear of clowns. As Monk and Natalie begin their independent investigations, they quickly learn that if they want to figure out whodunit, they will have to find a way to become true partners....

An all-new story starring Adrian Monk by Edgar® Award–nominated Monk screenwriter and coexecutive producer Hy Conrad. It’s compulsive, page-turning fun.

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 4
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Monk rules ,


I had hopes for Conrad taking over Monk and I am disappointed. Goldberg never 'got' Monk even if he wrote episodes, he didn't seem to watch them for the actors portrayal of the characters. By his last book I thought he had taken to disliking the Monk franchise. Conrad isn't any better. I hoped he'd dump the horrendous Ellen Morse story line. I hoped Natalie might like Monk. In the books, there's no chemistry between anyone, especially Natalie and Monk. Natalie seems to down right dislike Monk and has little respect for him. Monk is the same Monk from episode 1.1 not the Monk of the end of the series. Is it too much to ask for Monk and Natalie's relationship progress with the series where they were headed to romance? I'm talking to you Conrad. Fanfiction has given an overwhelming endorsement of Monk and Natalie getting together. We buy the books so listen to us or we're going to give up. I stopped buying Golberg's and I'm close to dumping Conrad. Monk in the books is a one dimensional clown. Molly Evans doesn't even exist.

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