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Lee Goldberg
Thorndike Press; Large Print edition (June 1, 2011)
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Book 2 of 3 in the Road To Kingdom Series. Mehl's take on the middle road that Mennonites choose to walk is both engaging and informative.

Book 2 of 3 in the Road To Kingdom Series. She is able to respectfully portray a struggle foreign to most readers while at the same time providing that romantic drama readers of her prior fiction know and love. Nancy Mehl is the author of thirteen books and received the 2009 ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW. Nancy lives with her husband, Norman, and their Puggle, Watson, in Wichita, Kansas.

Readers of Monk will enjoy Mr. Monk on the Road as much as or more . Lee Goldberg continues to capture the spirit and vivid characterization of the television series in this "episode!" Once more, Goldberg. Monk on the Road as much as or more than any of the Monk books that have preceded it. Heartily recommended. Lee Goldberg continues to capture the spirit and vivid characterization of the television series in this "episode!" Once more, Goldberg chooses the perfect viewpoint to write from (Natalie) and finds humor and mystery everywhere. Nobody captures the same feel of a television program in print as Goldberg.

Published June 1st 2011 by Thorndike Press. Large Print, Hardcover, 385 pages. Mr. Monk on the Road. Lee Goldberg (Hardcover). Author(s): Lee Goldberg (Goodreads Author). Published December 1st 2011 by Chivers North America.

CHAPTER TEN - Mr. Monk Hits the Road. Based on the USA network television series created by Andy Breckman. Solving the mystery of Trudy’s murder gave Monk the peace and internal sense of balance that he’d lost. CHAPTER ELEVEN - Mr. Monk and the Mystery Spot. CHAPTER TWELVE - Mr. Monk and the Police. CHAPTER THIRTEEN - Mr. Monk Drives Through. eISBN : 978-1-101-49546-9. It didn’t cure his OCD, but it lessened the sadness that he’d carried with him every day since her murder. Trudy was still gone, but he no longer felt as if he’d failed her, too.

Hardcover, Large Print, 385 pages. Hats off to Lee Goldberg for yet another marvelous Monk mystery. I've read about six of his Monk novels to date and have never been disappointed. Published June 1st 2011 by Thorndike Press (first published November 23rd 2010).

Monk on Patrol (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series). New York Times bestselling novelist Lee Goldberg, author of the Ian Ludlow thriller "True Fiction," the "Monk" books, co-author of "The Heist" & "The Job" with Janet Evanovich, and so much more. Read the books that have been written by best selling author, Lee Goldberg. Of all the things that make Adrian Monk uneasy.

Monk on the Road CHAPTER THREE Mr. Monk Gets Hooked I noticed that David Hale, out in the entry hall, looked up from the floor at the mention of murder. Devlin glared at Monk. Apparently, she was not someone who liked being challenged on her conclusions. Didn’t you listen to anything that I just said?. You said the doors and windows were locked from the inside, there was a suicide note, and Derrick’s fingerprints were all over the typewriter keys. So how can you say it’s murder?.

Read the books that have been written by best selling author, Lee Goldberg. Monk on Patrol (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series). 4. Your favourite airplane read - Mr. Monk on the Couch - A fun mystery to keep you from getting bored eviewCentre.

ISBN 9781445837451 (978-1-4458-3745-1) Softcover, Camden. Monk is Miserable. Coauthors & Alternates.

"Adrian Monk is feeling strangely...satisfied. His job is secure, and his wife's murder has finally been solved. He'd like his agoraphobic brother, Ambrose, to be able to feel the same way--and sees his brother's birthday as a chance to make it happen. So Monk puts a secret ingredient in Ambrose's birthday cake: sleeping pills. When he wakes up, they're in a motor home on the open road. Monk is determined to show his brother the outside world. But as little crimes pop up along the highway, Monk can't resist getting involved.".
  • With MR. MONK ON THE ROAD, eleventh in Lee Goldberg's book series and published in 2011, continuity moves past the events of the television show of which run on the USA network ended in 2009. So, ***SPOILERS*** for those who've yet to view the show's finale.

    This book presents to us a contented defective detective. Having solved his wife Trudy's murder, Adrian Monk has at last achieved closure. Oh, he's still bedeviled by his obsessive-compulsive disorder, except it's less crippling by a smidge, and that is what we call progress.

    Mr. Monk wants to share his newfound sense of equanimity with his brother Ambrose. As you know, Ambrose suffers from debilitating agoraphobia. Poor guy's stepped out of his house only twice in the past thirty years, those being life-threatening occasions. It's Ambrose's birthday, and Adrian means to give his shut-in sibling the gift of the outdoors.

    For me, the coolest thing is that Trudy's daughter, Molly Evans, pops in for a cameo. Molly and Natalie and Natalie's daughter Julie are in cahoots with Adrian, and they work Adrian's underhanded scheme like a well-oiled machine.

    Reasoning that Ambrose will never step outside of his own free will, the conspirators slip him a knock-out pill and carry him to the rented motor home what's sitting in the driveway. When Ambrose comes to in the RV, the road trip's already underway, the long-suffering Natalie behind the wheel, Adrian nagging in the back.

    MR. MONK ON THE ROAD is part travelogue, part situational comedy, part murder mystery. Ambrose's tour snakes down the California coastline, over to the Grand Canyon and winds back thru Yosemite National Park. The first significant stop is Santa Cruz's infamous Mystery Spot - the tourist attraction that persists in confounding the laws of physics - except after the Monks' visit, the place should be renamed the Solved Spot as Adrian figures out the trick, a casual act of sleuthing that ticks off everyone.

    Maybe the best thing about this book is the pleasure derived from observing the Monks cope with being so outside their comfort zones. I soaked in the sheer awe and delight surging thru Ambrose as he took in these new experiences on the open highway and interacted with a string of colorful fellow travelers. That is, once he was able to relax a bit. Natalie's strategy is to move rapidly from place to place so as to not give the Monks time to become restless and start picking out flaws. Natalie's hustling locomotion promptly becomes a problem for Adrian.

    It's a given that murder seeks out Adrian Monk wherever he is. When several of their stops result in Adrian's sniffing out a homicide or three, but then Natalie insists on moving on with the crimes unsolved, Adrian's sense of order begins to gnaw away. Adrian's OCD has eased up some, but he's still a very messed-up individual.

    Meanwhile, Natalie is nursing thru a deep-seated childhood fear resurrected by the road trip. Except the root of her dread is so silly it almost takes me out of the story.

    However, MR. MONK ON THE ROAD is another great read from Lee Goldberg. He once wrote for the show, meaning he's got the pulse of these characters. He gives us learning opportunities with regards to the Monk brothers' crippling disabilities, be it Adrian's OCD or Ambrose's agoraphobia. In the hands of someone like, say, John Sandford or James Patterson, the crime would have been depicted as something darker. But this is a Monk mystery, and Goldberg keeps it light and breezy, and we never do feel the full brunt of how truly depraved and horrific the perpetrator are. Come to think of it, in the wrong hands, Monk as a character could be this tragic, depressing figure period instead of what he is as we see him, a tragic, depressing, AND endearing figure whom we're given agency to care about and at whose odd peccadillos allow us license to smile and to laugh.

  • I started reading the series in the wrong order but the books are so great I hated the thought of waiting several months for the next one to come out. So, I bought this one to see if it wasn't too redundant in the basic concept of all that is Mr. Monk. It was not...I enjoyed it so much that I couldn't put it down! I laughed out loud at the two Monk brothers as they tried to cope with life in a RV while being such perfectionists. I also annoyed my family by insisting that they listen to some of the funniest parts. If you loved the show, you will love the books. If you haven't seen the show, you will love the books! I have already preordered the next book and have bought another "older" one to keep my Mr. Monk addiction going.

  • Lee Goldberg continues to capture the spirit and vivid characterization of the television series in this "episode!" Once more, Goldberg chooses the perfect viewpoint to write from (Natalie) and finds humor and mystery everywhere. Nobody captures the same feel of a television program in print as Goldberg. We can almost hear Tony Shaloub uttering the lines Goldberg puts in his mouth. We almost laugh aloud at some of the situations his obssessiveness creates and his attitude about anything that might be remotely dirty.

    A great novel that is great fun!

  • If you are hankering for a Monk fix, this is it. I realize it has been some time since the TV series ended but I still find myself longing for "The Monk". This definitely helped. Fun and fast-paced. Written from the viewpoint of Natalie, Monk's assistant, this picks up where the TV series left off. Also you get to know more about Monk's brother Ambrose. Looking forward to reading more Monk!

  • Mr. Monk on the Road, the 11th book in Lee Goldberg's series, takes place shortly after the events of the final episode of Monk the TV show. Big changes had occurred on the series, it turns out, while I wasn't watching, and Goldberg sums them up rather briskly in his first chapter (after a warning to readers about the upcoming spoilers): the biggest change--and I won't spoil anything here--is that Monk finally solved the mystery of his wife Trudy's murder, the one crime he had never been able to figure out. The solution hasn't cured Monk's laundry list of phobias, but it has made him feel better, as if the world is a little less out of balance than it was. So it is with a relatively jaunty step that he visits his agoraphobic brother Ambrose one morning, accompanied as ever by his assistant--and the narrator of the Monk books--Natalie Teeger. The visit prompts Monk to conjure up an unusual present for Ambrose's upcoming birthday, one that could either change Ambrose's life forever and for the better or land Monk in jail for kidnapping.

    As the book's title suggests, much of the action of this one takes place on the road, as the Monks and Natalie explore the world south of San Francisco: Santa Cruz, Solvang, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon. Along the way, of course, they encounter numerous offenses against the natural order of things--such as decades' worth of chewing gum stuck to an alley wall in San Luis Obispo--as well as a string of corpses: it wouldn't be a holiday for Monk without a murder or two to solve.

    The mysteries Monk solves on the road seemed a little far-fetched to me, so that was a negative. On the other hand, I liked very much how he went about solving them, his brain working on the problems in the background without his even realizing it. We're surprised then, along with Natalie, when Monk rolls his shoulders toward the end of the book in a signature move that indicates he's solved a murder. But Goldberg's books aren't only about the crimes. More important are the series's wonderful characters. The development of Monk and Natalie's relationship over the series makes for many sweet moments, but in this outing the focus is on Ambrose's interaction with Monk and Natalie and with the world at large. As usual in the series, there is some very funny dialogue. Usually this is centered on Monk's abhorrence of all things unsanitary, but Ambrose's social ineptitude also makes for some funny lines.

    I really enjoyed this one and the series as a whole, and I'm hoping the books never stop coming.

    -- Debra Hamel