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Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii
By Lee Goldberg

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Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii

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Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii
By Lee Goldberg
Thorndike Press Large Print, (2007)
ISBN 10: 0-7862-9350-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-7862-9350-6
Genre: Mystery

Reviewed by Angela Evans - May 7, 2007

First, let me say that I'm a big fan of the Monk TV series, and after reading Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii, I'm looking forward to Lee Goldberg writing more Monk books. This book is based upon the TV series, and in it, Goldberg ably captures Monk's nuances and foibles. If you are not familiar with the series, Adrian Monk is a 'defective detective'. He suffers from several quirks, not the least of which is being horribly germ-a-phobic, as well as obsessive-compulsive.

Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii is narrated by Natalie Teeger, Monk's over-worked and over-stressed personal assistant. She's been offered a dream trip to Hawaii by a friend and she is looking forward to attending a wedding and getting a break from Monk and his eccentricities. It is not to be, as she finds Monk sitting next to her on the plane!

Once in Hawaii, Monk soon finds his detective skills called into play when a tourist, Helen Gruber, is killed by a falling coconut. The local cops called it an accident. Monk, with his hyper sensitive sense, sees things that others cannot see and he declares that Gruber was murdered. The hunt is on, as Monk solves the crime while trying to avoid all germs, dirt, and other exotic creatures that inhabit the islands of Hawaii.

Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii is a quick and fun read that paints a beautiful picture of Hawaii, offers a lively mystery, and captures the essence of the TV series. This is a great book for the beach or when you are flying.


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