In Lee Goldberg’s newest, Mr. Monk on the Road, with his job secure and his wife’s murder finally solved, Adrian Monk is feeling strangely…satisfied. He’d like his agoraphobic brother Ambrose to feel the same way, so Monk puts a secret ingredient in Ambrose’s birthday cake: sleeping pills. When Ambrose wakes up, he’s in a motorhome on the open road with Monk determined to show him the outside world.
But Ambrose isn’t the only one struggling to let go. As little crimes pop up along the highway, Monk can’t resist getting involved. Now it’s up to Monk to stop a murderer from turning their road trip into a highway to hell.
“One of the things that makes this series so distinctive is the full and realistic portraits we get of Natalie and her daughter Julie. The writing here is especially strong. Lee Goldberg is good at describing the way we live now. A truly artful comedy,” Ed Gorman
“Goldberg weaves a tale that is fun, entertaining as hell and totally satisfying. I now associate Monk with Goldberg more than with the TV show.” Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine
Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award nominee whose many TV writing and/or producing credits include Martial Law, SeaQuest, Diagnosis Murder, The Cosby Mysteries, Hunter, Spenser: For Hire, Nero Wolfe, The Glades and Monk. He’s also the author of My Gun Has Bullets, The Walk, Successful Television Writing, The Man With with The Iron-On Badge and the Diagnosis Murder and Monk series of original mystery novels. As a TV development consultant, he’s worked for production companies and broadcasters in Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the Netherlands. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Mystery Writers of America and is the co-founder of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers.
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