Monday, December 21, 2009

Mini Review: Mr. Monk in Trouble

My final mini review of Fall into Reading 2009. Can it be over already? Anyway, today I'll be talking about Mr. Monk in Trouble by Lee Goldberg.

When a retired SFPD cop is murdered in the town of Trouble, California, Monk is asked to investigate. The catch is, Trouble was a gold rush town that has been preserved as a tourist attraction, complete with animals and wooden sidewalks. To further distract Monk, he finds out about a 50 year old unsolved gold robbery connected with the town.

But Natalie has her own distraction. She finds a journey about a resident of the town during the 1860's. Artemis Monk behaves much like her boss. Could he be a relative?

I actually started reading this book after the recent series finale, and it definitely helped ease the loss. Set before the start of season 8, it's got some great humor and character interactions. The mystery was a tad weak, but that's my only complaint. As a whole, it was another strong book.

If you are a fan of the show, you owe it to yourself to read the tie in novels.


Lee Goldberg said...

Thanks for the great review!


Mark Baker said...

You're very welcome.