Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Another Great Mystery: Mr. Monk Gets on Board

Awesome Book!
 The paperback series "Mr. Monk" continues to be entertaining, awesome and fun with (new) writer Hy Conrad. Hy took over for Lee Goldberg who wrote many books in the beginning of the mystery book series based on the TV show. 
  The latest in the series that I just enjoyed,  called "Mr. Monk Gets on Board" came out in paperback in May 2014 (there's a newer one out on my "to read" stack). 
   This is another classic Mr. Monk story involving the OCD detective taking a cruise with Natalie Teeger, his once assistant, now boss of the "Monk and Teeger  P.I." business. This story as it turns out, was one the writer originally pitched for the show, but wasn't made for television because the producers couldn't find a cruise to allow them to "stage a murder or two" because it looked bad for business, even if it was just for television. 
Mr. Monk and Natalie
   Obviously, the story was updated for the book series, in which Natalie graduated from assistant to full-fledged private investigator, and it's classic Monk. The mysterious murder in the beginning is wrapped up somehow (you'll find out) in the cruise that Natalie and Mr. Monk take to promote their new business venture. While on the ship, they also have to solve another murder or two. It will keep you guessing and is totally entertaining in the "Monk" way. 
   Another in the series that I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Come to think of it, every book in the series has been that way- and I highly recommend all of them. 
   There are very few mystery books that I keep, but the Mr. Monk series is one, and Murder She Wrote is the other! - Rob

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
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About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14