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Mr. Monk Gets Even

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Country  United States
Publication date  December 31, 2012
Originally published  31 December 2012
Followed by  Mr. Monk Helps Himself
Genre  Mystery
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Language  English
Media type  Print (hardcover)
Author  Lee Goldberg
Preceded by  Mr. Monk Is a Mess
Publisher  New American Library
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Series  Monk mystery novel series
Similar  Lee Goldberg books, Mystery books

Mr. Monk Gets Even is the fifteenth novel written by Lee Goldberg to be based on the television series Monk. It was published on December 31, 2012. Like the other novels, the story is narrated by Natalie Teeger, Monk's assistant. It is the final novel of the series to be written by Lee Goldberg.


Plot summary

Natalie Teeger is working as a police officer in New Jersey and her daughter Julie takes her place as Adrian Monk's temporary assistant. Ambrose Monk is getting married to his girlfriend and assistant Yuki Nakamara. Meanwhile, Adrian investigates a series of apparent accidental deaths and suicides, but he suspects they were all murders. After accusing a man of these murders, his nemesis Dale the Whale escapes from prison and Leland Stottlemeyer is framed for helping him escape. Adrian Monk is then put on the task of getting his private life in order and finding out the truth behind the series of murders and Dale's escape.

Mr. Monk Sees the Light

Mr. Monk Sees the Light is an excerpt from Mr. Monk Gets Even that was published as a short story in the December 2012 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine before the release of the book.

Characters from the television series

  • Adrian Monk: The titular detective, played in the series by Tony Shalhoub
  • Natalie Teeger: Monk's loyal assistant and the narrator of the book, played in the series by Traylor Howard
  • Ambrose Monk: Adrian Monk's brother, played in the series by John Turturro
  • Randy Disher: The acting mayor of Summit, New Jersey, played in the series by Jason Gray-Stanford
  • Leland Stottlemeyer: Homicide Captain on the San Francisco Police force, played in the series by Ted Levine
  • Sharona Fleming: Monk's former nurse and assistant, now Randy's live-in girlfriend, played in the series by Bitty Schram
  • Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck: One of Adrian Monk's biggest enemies, played in the series by Adam Arkin, Tim Curry and Ray Porter.
  • Julie Teeger: Natalie Teeger's daughter and Adrian Monk's temporary assistant, played in the series by Emmy Clarke.
  • Original characters

  • Amy Devlin: A lieutenant who is Stottlemeyer's right hand in the San Francisco Police Department
  • Yuki Nakamara: Assistant to Dub Clemens until his death, now is the assistant and girlfriend of Ambrose Monk
  • Ellen Morse: The owner of a shop in Summit, New Jersey that sells items made with sanitized excrement. Despite her profession, Adrian develops a relationship with her based on her love of symmetry and sanitization
  • References

    Mr. Monk Gets Even Wikipedia

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