Hy Conrad was one of the original writers on the USA Network television series Monk and stayed with the series for all eight seasons, acting as coexecutive producer for the last two seasons and garnering three Edgar® Award nominations. In addition, Hy was head writer of the webisode series Little Monk and served as consulting producer and writer on the USA series White Collar. He is the author of hundreds of short stories, dozens of interactive mysteries, and ten books of solvable whodunits, sold around the world in fourteen languages.
Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something’s out of place....
Of all the things that make Adrian Monk uneasy, change ranks high on the list. So when Natalie completes her P.I. licenseand technically becomes Monk’s bossit’s not easy for him to accept. Nor can he accept Natalie attending a business seminar at sea without him, even if it means spending a week with her on a cruise ship.
Between choppy waters and obnoxious kids, Monk finds himself in a perfect storm of anxiety. Luckily, Mariah, the cruise director, is always able to smooth things over
until the crew fishes her dead body out of the water.
Even after the ship’s doctor declares Mariah’s death an accident, Monk isn’t convinced. So when the captain hires Monk and Natalie to look into a mysterious rash of vandalism on board, Monk steers the investigation toward murder.
PRAISE FOR THE MONK MYSTERIES Mr. Monk Helps Himself
“Fans of the series should rejoice! Adrian Monk couldn't be in better hands. Thank you, Hy Conrad.” –Andy Breckman, co-creator and executive producer of the USA Network television series Monk
“A laugh-out-loud comic caper that will leave fans of Monk wanting more.”—West Orlando News Online Mr. Monk Gets Even
“As always, Lee [Goldberg] does a perfect job of bringing these characters to life on the page for Monk
fans. It’s like watching a Monk
episode in your head.”—Kings River Life Magazine Mr. Monk Is a Mess
“I’ve mentioned time and again how much I’ve enjoyed these books, and this one’s no exception. It’s very funny, and it marks another step in the changes that have been occurring as the series progresses.”—Bill Crider, author of Murder in the Air Mr. Monk on Patrol
“Tie-in novels are tremendously fun to read.…The Monk
novels definitely bring that element to the reader and more. Lee Goldberg continues to unfold and mature the character of Adrian Monk.…The characterization is charming—the characters keep us laughing and manage to touch our hearts just a bit. The book is…a delight.”—MyShelf.com Mr. Monk on the Couch
“The Monk books are always wonderful fun and this one is no exception.”—Kings River Life Magazine