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--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 himleaving 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....
“Fans of the series should rejoice! Adrian Monk couldn’t be in better hands. Thank you, Hy Conrad.”—Andy Breckman, Cocreator and Executive Producer of the USA Network Television Series Monk
Praise for the Monk Mysteries
“Entertaining and ruefully funny...stars one of television’s best-loved characters.”—Honolulu Star-Bulletin
“A highly entertaining series....I get a big kick out of the Monk novels.”—Mystery Scene
“Hilariously funny and devilishly clever...an impossible-crime lover’s delight.”—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
“You say you don’t read tie-in novels? You should give the Monk books a try and find out what you’ve been missing.”—Bill Crider, author of Murder in the Air
“Truth is, you’d be hard-pressed to find another recent work that provides so many hip and humorous moments, along with its believable plot twists. Monk series fans—and that means both the TV show and these novels—have another winner here to enjoy.”—Bookgasm
“Some of the very best TV tie-in books being published today. More than that, they’re some of the very best mystery novels being published today, period.”—Rough Edges