Monday, December 7, 2015

Another Good Mr. Monk Mystery: Mr. Monk is Open for Business

Recently I finished reading another good Mr. Monk mystery called "Mr. Monk is Open for Business." This is one of the latest in the series (there are a lot of them). This one is by Hy Conrad who was one of the original writers of the Mr. Monk TV detective series. (Lee Goldberg wrote many of the Mr. Monk novels and Hy Conrad took over).
   The story was good, and fast-paced, but it didn't have many quirky OCD Mr. Monk moments in it, as the others did. In fact, there were hardly any. Usually, they make me laugh out loud, and I didn't get that from this story, but the story was good, as were the characterizations. 
   Natalie Teeger (formerly Monk's assistant now a licensed private investigator) and Mr. Monk open up an agency in a store front. They also have to help the police figure out how an employee disappeared after killing several fellow employees. There are some good twists, and of course, I recommend it. I would give it 4 stars instead of the usual 5 stars that I've given all the other Mr. Monk books. - Rob

ABOUT THE BOOK: Mr. Monk Is Open For Business is the eighteenth novel based on the television series Monk. It was published on June 3, 2014. Like the other novels, the story is narrated by Natalie Teeger, Monk's assistant.

SUMMARY:  Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk--based on the hit USA Network series Monk, starring Tony Shaloub--the brilliant investigator who always knows when something’s out of place....

Failing to win back his girlfriend in New Jersey, Monk returns to San Francisco where Natalie has set up an office for Monk and Teeger, Consulting Detectives. It’s time to stop bickering and get to work when Lieutenant Amy Devlin comes to them for help.
   A disgruntled employee came into work and started shooting, killing three coworkers and leaving a female hostage severely wounded. After spotting the shooter through office windows, the police lost him—leaving Lieutenant Devlin with a real mess on her hands.
    Visiting the bedridden survivor, Monk finds her to be helpful, cooperative…and quite charming as well. But the more he and Natalie try to track down the assailant, the more he seems to have disappeared from existence altogether....

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.

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