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From Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, bestselling author and television writer for Monk, comes the first adventure in an electrifying new series featuring an FBI agent who always gets her man, and a fearless con artist who lives for the chase. FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world's most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she's cared about is Nicolas Fox--an international crook she wants in more ways than one. Audacious, handsome, and dangerously charming, Nicolas Fox is a natural con man, notorious for running elaborate scams on very high-profile people. At first he did it for the money. Now he does it for the thrill. He knows that the FBI has been hot on his trail--particularly Kate O'Hare, who has been watching his every move. For Nick, there's no greater rush than being pursued by a beautiful woman . . . even one who aims to lock him up. But just when it seems that Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: He convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who's hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O'Hare's patience and Fox's skill. Not to mention the skills of their ragtag team made up of flamboyant actors, wanted wheelmen, and Kate's dad. High-speed chases, pirates, and Toblerone bars are all in a day's work . . . if O'Hare and Fox don't kill each other first.The eBook edition of The Heist contains a sneak peek from the next Stephanie Plum novel!
Welcome to the series of all-new original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place.... Monk is horrified when he learns there's going to be a blue flu in San Francisco. He doesn't understand what the blue flu is--but it sounds terrible. Captain Stottlemeyer explains that it's not really a virus. The police force plan to call in "sick" until they get a better contract. The good news is that the labor dispute will give Monk a chance to get back on the force. The bad news is, it means he'll be a "scab"--and he doesn't like the sound of that, either.... Before he knows it, Monk has his badge back--and his own squad to command. Unfortunately, some of the squad members make Monk look like a paragon of mental health. But despite the challenges, they'll have to pull together to catch an astrologer's killer, solve a series of mysterious fatal assaults, and, most important, clean up their desks.
OBSESSIVE. COMPULSIVE. DETECTIVE. Welcome to the all-new series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place . . . . Captain Stottlemeyer relies on obsessive-compulsive genius Monk to solve his most baffling cases. Of course, most of the credit and attention goes to Monk--but Stottlemeyer is okay with that. At least, that's what he says. Stottlemeyer is feeling a little frustrated. When the captain is faced with budget cuts, Monk's fees are one of the expenses he trims. He claims it's nothing personal, but Monk and his assistant, Natalie, suspect otherwise. Monk even offers to help out at no charge, but Stottlemeyer will have none of it. Monk has no hard feelings and is too compulsive to stop investigating. He resorts to calling in tips under assumed names. (After all, who would ever guess who Adrian Smith, Adrian Jones, and Adrian Brown are?) The captain is infuriated . . . and so is Natalie, who would like to see Monk, and herself, get paid for the consulting services. But when Stottlemeyer is arrested for the killing of another cop--with overwhelming evidence against him--he turns to the only detective who can possibly prove his innocence: Adrian Monk. That is, if Monk can overcome some potentially crippling obstacles along the way . . . Find all of the books in the Monk series in the Bookshare collection.
OBSESSIVE. COMPULSIVE. DETECTIVE. Welcome to the all-new series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place...Only a special kind of person can keep up with Monk's brilliant, if idiosyncratic, methods. One such person is his former assistant, Sharona. And now that her ne'er-do-well husband has been arrested for murder, she's back in San Francisco, ready to reclaim her place in Monk's extremely well-ordered life. His current assistant, Natalie, is not at all pleased with this turn of events. As little as her job pays, she's grown fond of Monk and would rather not get fired. While Monk tries to maintain a delicate balance between the two women, he discovers a few unsettling snags in the case against Sharona's husband. With bestselling crime novelist Ian Ludlow nosing around, and other cases taking his attention, Monk may be up against a killer who not only understands him, but is one step ahead. You'll laugh your way through this mystery as you try and spot the clues to the crimes which have landed both Sharona and Natalie in jail.
Popular TV character Monk returns in this TV tie-in mystery book. For once, the future looks bright for Adrian Monk. Everything seems to be going his way personally and professionally. He is investigating a string of accidental deaths and suicides and quickly determines they were actually murders. When the man Monk believes is the murderer is killed, Monk realizes that he might be wrong. This novel is based on the USA Network television series created by Andy Breckman.
Adrian Monk solves mysteries faster than a whole squad of investigators because he sees details they miss and knows when something's out of place. He's actually doing well lately, solving murders as fast as they come, and has been noticeably less compulsive--he doesn't count his morning Wheat Chex until they're in the bowl. Progress is progress. and Monk knows he owes it all to his therapist, Dr. Kroger. So when Dr. Kroger attends a conference in Germany, Monk ends up in trouble. He can't tie his shoes, forgets how to swallow, and loses track of his blinking. Desperate to regain his footing. Monk follows his shrink to Germany. And that's where Monk sees the man across a crowded town square. The man he's never stopped searching for. The man with six fingers. The man responsible for his wife's death. Now, in a foreign land full of... foreigners. Monk must deal with his multitude of phobias and contend with unfriendly German police in order to find the six-fingered man. Monk sees the charming village with its uneven cobblestones, sausage packed in animal intestines, and buildings permeated with the germs of centuries as a hotbed of dangers. With his assistant Natalie's help, he's willing to brave them all, including solving local crimes and cracking his head repeatedly on low ceiling beams, to keep his appointments with his psychiatrist and to finally catch his wife's murderer. For more laughs and intriguing mystery check out other books featuring Mr. Monk in the Bookshare collection including: #1 Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, #2 Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii, #3 Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, #4 Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, #5 Mr. Monk in Outer Space, and #7 Mr. Monk is Miserable, with more to come.
From the back cover: Welcome to the all-new series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place.... Some people think Hawaii is paradise. But Monk knows that danger-like dirt-lurks everywhere. Look at Helen Gruber, the rich tourist who took a fatal blow from a coconut. The police say it fell from a tree, but Monk suspects otherwise. His assistant, Natalie, isn't exactly thrilled about Monk's latest investigation. It was bad enough that Monk followed her on vacation, and now it looks like the vacation is over.... Smooth-talking TV psychic Dylan Swift is on the island and claims to have a message from beyond-from Helen Gruber. Monk has his doubts about Swift's credibility. But finding the killer and proving Swift a fraud--all while coping with geckos and the horror of unsynchronized ceiling fans--may prove a tough coconut to crack....
A novel based on the USA television series about an obsessive-compulsive detective.
OBSESSIVE. COMPULSIVE. DETECTIVE. Welcome to the all-new series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place. ... Adrian Monk has journeyed into the realm of the cult science fiction show Beyond Earth. where he meets fans just as obsessive-compulsive as he is. Though he's not preoccupied with the program, Monk can understand where they're coming from. Who wouldn't want to live in an imaginary world? But despite his sympathies, the reason Monk is at the convention is that there may be a killer lurking in the Beyond Earth community: Someone in a star-ship uniform has very publicly gunned down the show's legendary creator, Conrad Stipe. Could a fan be that furious at him for selling out to an exploitative Hollywood producer? Or is there more going on behind the scenes in Stipe's life? Luckily, Monk's agoraphobic brother, Ambrose, is a prominent expert on the TV series, and together they'll search the earth and beyond to find the murderer. That is, if Ambrose can bring himself to leave the house. ...
Based on the USA Network Emmy winning weekly television show, Monk, this tie in novel goes far beyond the series in fleshing out the characters and situations while retaining the hilarity, complexity and poignancy that made the series so popular. In this installment, Captain Stottlemeyer asks Monk to go to an almost deserted town which buzzed with life and greed soon after gold was discovered in California. One of the captain's friends, an ex cop who had retired to the town of Trouble to work security at the town's museum has been murdered. Once there, Monk discovers there are other mysteries in Trouble. Over fifty years ago the train carrying a large amount of gold and cash was robbed en route to Trouble and the money never recovered. Meanwhile Natalie makes a fascinating discovery of her own. There is a perfectly square house which was owned by another Monk over 150 years ago. Artemis Monk, was Trouble's only assayer. This Monk was respected, if not understood, for his skill at analyzing rock, his honesty and his skill at solving crimes. He had so much influence, in fact, that under his direction, all streets were given even numbered names, it was illegal to spit tobacco, and riders were required to clean up their horses leavings. Could this man be one of her boss's ancestors? Natalie and Monk are very busy and in great danger as they investigate crimes present and past, and Natalie works to find a connection between the Monks then and now. Enjoy the other funny and often poignant books as brilliant Mr. Monk, with Natalie's help, solves baffling crimes dodging germs, dirt, debris, odd numbers, and more. You can find all of the books in this series as of November, 2010, in the Bookshare collection. Look for #1 Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, #2 Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii, #3 Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, #4 Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, #5 Mr. Monk in Outer Space, #6 Mr. Monk Goes to Germany, #7 Mr. Monk Is Miserable, #8 Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop, and #10 Mr. Monk Is Cleaned Out.
[From the inside dust jacket flaps:] "An all-new original mystery starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place . . . No one likes to come home to a mess--least of all Monk and Natalie. But when they return briefly to San Francisco from an extended stay working as cops in New Jersey, Natalie discovers somebody has been sleeping in her bed. But this Goldilocks is not asleep. She's dead. If that's not bad enough, investigators find marked money from a federal sting operation stuffed under Natalie's mattress. Now her life is a real mess, and she needs Monk's help to clean it up. But Monk has problems of his own. His brother is desperate to find Yuki, his missing girlfriend, but his agoraphobia prevents him from leaving the house. Ambrose needs a man on the outside--and that man is Monk, who is torn because he's glad to see Yuki go. As the two investigations begin and the body count rises, it quickly becomes clear to Monk that Yuki has a dangerous past--and that they are pursuing a ruthless, cold-blooded killer nobody would ever want to mess with. ..." Look for the first thirteen books in this popular, hilarious, character driven mysstery series in the Bookshare collection including: #1 Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, #2 Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii, #3 Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, #4 Mr. Monk and the Two assistants, #5 Mr. Monk in Outer Space, #6 Mr. Monk Goes to Germany, #7 Mr. Monk is Miserable, #8 Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop, #9 Mr. Monk is in Trouble, #10 Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out, #11 Mr. Monk on the Road, #12 Mr. Monk on the Couch and #13 Mr. Monk on Patrol.
OBSESSIVE. COMPULSIVE. DETECTIVE. Welcome to the all-new series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place . . . . The state of California is broke, plunging the city of San Francisco into a deep financial crisis. The SFPD is forced to fire Adrian Monk--yet again--as a consultant. Monk figures he can live off his savings until things take a turn for the better. Then Natalie learns that Monk invested his money some time ago with Bob Sebes, the charismatic leader of Reinier Investments, who has just been arrested on charges of orchestrating a massive two-billion-dollar fraud. All of Sebes' clients' accounts--including Monk's--are completely wiped out. When the key witness in the government's case against Sebes is killed, Monk is convinced that Sebes did it, even though the man has been under house arrest with a horde of paparazzi in front of his building 24-7 But there is one advantage to being broke and jobless: Monk can devote all his obsessive energy to solving this latest mystery. Even though Monk may have been swindled out of his savings, it's payback time. If you are as compulsive about wanting to read all of the books about Mr. Monk's cases as he is about solving them, look in the Bookshare collection for all of the Monk books by Lee Goldberg. They are: Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, Mr. Monk goes to Hawaii, Mr. monk and the Blue Flu, Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, Mr. Monk in Outer Space, Mr. Monk Goes to Germany, Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop and Mr. Monk in Trouble.
OBSESSIVE. COMPULSIVE. DETECTIVE. An all-new original mystery starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place... Monk has already ruined trips to Hawaii and Germany for his long-suffering assistant. Natalie. The least he can do to make it up to her is accompany her on a journey to France and try not to ruin that too. He reluctantly agrees to go along and then stuns Natalie by announcing that he wants to visit--of all things--the sewers of Paris. Not his usual cup of (milk-free) tea. But the historic underground maze of pipes and tunnels is famous for making the City of Light admirably sanitary. and to Monk, that's worth paying tribute. And he can always wear a haz-mat suit for the tour. The only problem is that Natalie and Monk's explorations lead them to another hidden world below the Parisian streets: the catacombs. filled with ageless skulls and bones. And Monk's sharp eye catches sight of one skull that's not so old--and that shows evidence of murder. Now Monk and Natalie are pulled into a case more roundabout and with more dead ends than the sewer system itself. When a San Francisco connection is discovered, Captain Stottlemeyer and Lieutenant Disher fly in to help. And the clues will lead them to some unusual suspects--including those among a subculture of people taking a political stand by living only on what they find by digging through the (shudder) garbage. Solving this murder case will make Monk miserable.
OBSESSIVE. COMPULSIVE. DETECTIVE. An all-new original mystery starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place ... Everything has been going well for former SFPD lieutenant Randy Disher in Summit, New Jersey, where he lives with Monk's previous assistant, Sharona, and works as the new police chief. But when the city's leadership is arrested for fraudulently inflated salaries, Disher suddenly finds himself as the acting mayor. Now Disher has to manage the police department and shoulder the day-to-day responsibility of running a town that is in the midst of a wave of residential robberies. In desperation, Disher reaches out to the one person he knows he can trust to solve the crimes: Adrian Monk. When Monk and his assistant, Natalie, arrive in New Jersey, Disher makes them temporary police officers. Summit is about to become the cleanest and most symmetrical city on earth. But then the string of home burglaries escalates to arson and murder ... and someone tries very, very hard to send Monk and Natalie back to San Francisco in coffins. Follow Monk's hilarious and poignant triumphs and frustrations in the fine series based on the popular award-winning Monk television programs. Lee Goldberg's Monk novels await you in the Bookshare collection including, #1 Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, #2 Mr. Monk Goes To Hawaii, #3 Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, #4 Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, #5 Mr. Monk in Outer Space, #6 Mr. Monk Goes to Germany, #7 Mr. Monk Is Miserable, #8 Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop, #9 Mr. Monk in Trouble, #10 Mr. Monk Is Cleaned Out, #11 Mr. Monk on the Road and #12 Mr. Monk on the Couch.
[From the inside dust jacket flaps:] An all-new original mystery starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place . . . Natalie Teeger has picked up a few detective skills of her own during her years as Adrian Monk's loyal assistant--and she's eager to put them to use. But that's not easy when you work with a deductive genius who can solve a murder in no time. But Natalie gets her chance when a man with no identity is found dead of natural causes, and neither Monk nor the police see any reason to get involved in the case. It also helps that Monk becomes distracted by a crime-scene cleaning crew's ability to clean up the worst messes imaginable. He gets plenty of opportunities to see them at work as he investigates several particularly brutal murders that seem to be tied to a worthless secondhand couch. With a little help from Monk's agoraphobic brother, Natalie tackles her own investigation while also helping Monk track the couch by following a bloody trail that could lead them to the most ruthless killer they've ever encountered.
[inside front dust jacket flap:] "An all-new original mystery starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something's out of place . . . Adrian Monk is feeling strangely ... satisfied. His job as a police consultant is secure, and his wife's murder has finally been solved. He'd like his agoraphobic brother. Ambrose, to be able to feel the same way--and he sees his brother's upcoming birthday as a chance to make it happen. So Monk puts a secret ingredient in Ambrose's birthday cake: sleeping pills. When Ambrose wakes up, he finds himself in a motor home on the open road ... with Monk as the tour guide and his long-suffering assistant, Natalie, as their chauffeur. Monk is determined to show his brother the outside world, even if Ambrose refuses to set foot beyond the RV. But Ambrose isn't the only one struggling to let go. As little crimes pop up along the highway, Monk can't resist getting involved. Nor can he help sensing a pattern that reveals the hand of a serial killer at work. Now it's up to Monk to stop a murderer from turning their road trip into a highway to hell." All of the books in this popular and humorous series with intriguing mysteries to solve are in the Bookshare collection. Look for #1 Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, #2 Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii, #3 Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, #4 Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants, #5 Mr. Monk in Outer Space, #6 Mr. Monk Goes to Germany #7 Mr. Monk Is Miserable, #8 Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop, #9 Mr. Monk in Trouble and #10Mr. Monk Is Cleaned Out.
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