Although I have watched the television show, this was my first Monk book. It was really quite good. That has everything to do with the fact that the author, Hy Conrad, was also a writer on the show for it entire eight season run.
I have to say, I loved that each chapter has a title. So few books do that these days. I’ve always enjoyed it. The story is told from the point of view of Natalie Teeger, Adrian Monk’s former assistant, now his partner in Monk & Teeger, Consulting Detectives.
Reading MR. MONK AND THE NEW LIEUTENTANT was just like watching an episode of the show. All the same fun, drama, and intrigue, but with no commercials!
For those who have followed this book series, if the other books were have as good as this on, you’re going to love it! If you’re like me, familiar with the show but you haven’t read the books, give this one a try. I think you’ll be pleased.