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Summary From the Book Jacket:
Leland Stottlemeyer is used to obsessive- compulsive genius Adrian Monk getting all the praise and attention. But the police captain is feeling a little hostile after taking a lot of ribbing about his reliance on his star consultant. Is it possible he’s used the latest round of budget cuts as an excuse to cut Monk loose?
But Monk is much too compulsive to stop investigating, even without pay. Soon he’s calling in tips under assumed names to help solve cases. (Who would ever guess the real identity of “Adrian Smith” and “Adrian Jones?”) Then Stottlemeyer is framed for the murder of another cop-and only one detective in San Francisco can save him…
Why Did I read this : I saw it on the bargain rack at Barnes and Noble. Being a fan of the show I couldn’t resist!
The mysteries were engaging, and Monk was hilarious. However, his quirks seemed more pronounced in the book than on the show. It got to be a bit too much at times. We know he’s OCD you don’t have to rub it in our faces on every page!
Character Development: 4
I enjoyed learning more about the chief and Natalie’s lives/thoughts.
There are several small mysteries in the first 100 pages. However, the real one doesn’t start until about 100ish pages in.
Writing Style: 5
This was a quick lighthearted mystery that I enjoyed. I do have several more of these books on my shelf that I will read eventually!!
Do you like the tv Show Monk? Have you ever read one of these books? Please let me know in a comment below!