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by Lee Goldberg

eBook Mr. Monk in Trouble (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery) ePub
Author: Lee Goldberg
Language: English
ISBN: 1410424863
ISBN13: 978-1410424860
Publisher: Thorndike Press; Large Print edition (April 2, 2010)
Pages: 349
Category: United States
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
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Based on the USA Network show Monk, Goldberg's fourth Adrian Monk novel, the first in hardcover . Book Description Thorndike Press.

Based on the USA Network show Monk, Goldberg's fourth Adrian Monk novel, the first in hardcover (after Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu), fails to master the many challenges that television adaptations face. Goldberg's wrinkle this time is to partner Monk's first assistant, Sharona Fleming, whose husband, Trevor, is in prison for murder, with her successor, Natalie Teeger, a widowed California soccer mom who narrates the tale. Condition: Very Good.

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Monk in Trouble, Paperback by Goldberg, Lee, ISBN 0451230477, ISBN-13 9780451230478, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK When a museum watchman in Trouble, California, is murdered, Monk is sent to investigate and quickly becomes obsessed with the 1962 unsolved train robbery that made the town famous.

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In the California town of Trouble, famous for an unsolved train robbery in 1962, Adrian Monk and his assistant, Natalie, investigate the murder of the town museum's watchman.
Natalie Teeger had long supposed that her boss, Adrian Monk, is a murder magnet. MR. MONK IN TROUBLE supports her theory and even extrapolates from it. Not only is Mr. Monk a murder magnet, murder comes trick or treating at his door as evidenced by the opening sequence that takes place on Halloween.

Never mind that. The crux of the main plot concerns a museum nightwatchman who gets himself bumped off in the tiny town of Trouble, California. And since the nightwatchman happens to be an ex-cop from SFPD, Capt. Stottlemeyer feels an obligation to solve his murder. With the Captain fresh out of vacation days, he dispatches a very reluctant Monk and Natalie to Trouble.

For the long-suffering Natalie, it's a trying time whenever Mr. Monk embarks on a trip. Then, again, it's a trying time when he's at home. Her boss is just too persnickity, too driven by his obsessive compulsive impulses. Arriving at Trouble, Mr. Monk is faced not only with the murder at the museum - and the unsanitary hazards of staying at a small town - but also with a 47-year-old mystery.

The town of Trouble was founded on man's greed, specifically on the historic California Gold Rush that spanned from 1848 to 1855. The Golden Rail Express began as a private railroad that conveyed the wealthy from San Francisco to their mines in central California. Some ten years after the Gold Rush, the Golden Rail Express was made available to the public. Its final run took place in 1962, a celebratory affair commemorated with a high stakes poker game of which pot consisted of $100,000's worth in gold coins. Midway thru its passage, the train was robbed. The robbers were caught, but the gold was never found.

Four paragraphs in, and I haven't yet talked about the thing that makes MR. MONK IN TROUBLE a unique read. In Trouble, as Mr. Monk begins investigating, Natalie comes across an old journal written in the 1850s by a settler woman who once worked for the local gold assayer, a most fastidious and finicky man named Artemis Monk. As Natalie dives into the journal, she's stunned to learn that Artemis Monk also solved murders.

In a way, this may be my least favorite Monk mystery by Lee Goldberg. I was eagerly anticipating this volume explicitly because of Artemis Monk. I wanted to see what an ancestor of Adrian Monk's was like. Turns out, Artemis Monk is, essentially, Adrian Monk if he were displaced in time. Artemis is an extension of Adrian's mannerisms and phobias. That's swell for those who'd ever wondered how Adrian Monk would fare if placed in an alternate - and less hygienic - environment. Me, I'd hoped for a character who has some commonality with Mr. Monk - but maybe only on a tangential level - but who stands out as his own individual person. As it were, this felt very much like a comic book "what if" scenario.

But that's my one beef. Otherwise, MR. MONK IN TROUBLE is a fine read. Adrian Monk constantly amuses with his quirks and astounds with his sleuthing abilities. I did find myself engaged in the Artemis Monk's adventures, and I love how his story ends. I had a sneaking suspicion that Lee Goldberg was low key trying to introduce a Monk spin-off. I guess I was wrong since Goldberg quit the series a few years ago.
Mr. Monk is in trouble with a capital T in the latest installment of Lee Goldberg's series of TV tie-ins. Adrian Monk and his assistant Natalie travel to Trouble, California, to investigate the murder of a retired San Francisco policeman. The ominously named town grew up during the gold rush, and nothing much has changed there since the Forty-niners' times: burros roam the unpaved streets, the sidewalks are made of wooden planks, and a handful of hopefuls still break their backs hoping to strike it rich. For Monk, who's not fond of nature and would prefer the whole world to be paved over, the assignment is a descent into hell.

The trip to Trouble spawns another mystery: the murdered man worked as a night watchman in the Gold Rush Museum, the centerpiece of which is an old locomotive, the Golden Rail Express, which used to run between Trouble and San Francisco. The train was robbed during its final run in 1962, two men were killed, and the crime was never solved. Monk, of course, is on the case.

More interesting than the crimes and their solution, however, is Natalie and Monk's discovery that Monk apparently has roots in Trouble: Mr. Monk in Trouble is laced with excerpts from a journal Natalie reads throughout the novel, stories written by a certain Abigail Guthrie, who was the assistant to Trouble's resident assayer and amateur sleuth during the Gold Rush era: Artemis Monk. Essentially, Artemis is Adrian Monk--with all of his genius and eccentricities--transplanted to a less hygenic era.

The Artemis Monk stories are as entertaining as any regular Monk chapters--though one has to suspend disbelief a bit to accept that Monk's forbear would be a virtual copy of him, or vice versa. I found myself missing the character of Stottlemeyer in this one: his role is much reduced because he's left behind in San Francisco, and there is correspondingly less banter in the book. But there are some sweet moments between Natalie and Monk that compensate.

-- Debra Hamel
When Manny Feikema, a retired SFPD cop is murdered, Captain Stottlemeyer personally asks Monk to look into the case. Manny had moved to the small town of Trouble. While it had boomed during the gold rush, it was now mainly a tourist stop. Manny was working as a night guard for the Gold Rush Museum, and that's where he was killed.

Monk has hardly arrived before he learns of an unsolved gold robbery from 50 years ago. He's distracted by his case. Natalie has her own distraction. She's found the journal of Abigail Guthrie, assistant to a Mr. Artemis Monk. This Mr. Monk was the town assessor and detective during the height of the gold rush. And he behaves just like the modern Mr. Monk. Could he be an ancestor? And will the current Mr. Monk find the killer? Or will he be too distracted by looking for the gold?

When I heard how this book was going to flash back to the 1850's, I was a little worried about how it would work. I shouldn't have been. Those flashbacks fit into the story seamlessly and added a whole new level of humor to the events. As always, the characters are sharp and the humor wonderful. I laughed out loud several times and chuckles many others. Yet there were some more tender character moments that really made me look at them in a new light.

About the only draw back is the plot. I figured the big picture out a while before Monk did (or at least I think it was before Monk did.) Of course, that's a failing with the TV series as well. But the book still kept me entertained as I waited to see if I was right or not. And I did need Monk to fill in many of the details for me.

Continuity wise, this book is set before the start of season eight. There are a couple references that are outdated as a result, but that is only worth noting in passing.

Those like me mourning the loss of this great series can rejoice. These books are just as wonderful as the show and will keep the characters alive for some time to come.
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