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The Chase (Fox & O'Hare Series #2)

by Janet Evanovich Lee Goldberg

Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling authors of The Heist, return in this action-packed, exciting adventure featuring master con artist Nicolas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O'Hare. And this time around, things go from hot to nuclear when government secrets are on the line. Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for running elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O'Hare. Together they'll go undercover to swindle and catch the world's most wanted--and untouchable--criminals. Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U. S. relations with China if it ever becomes public. Nick and Kate must work under the radar--and against the clock--to devise a plan to steal the piece back. Confronting Grove's elite assassins, Nick and Kate rely on the skills of their ragtag crew, including a flamboyant actor, a Geek Squad techie, and a band of AARP-card-carrying mercenaries led by none other than Kate's dad. A daring heist and a deadly chase lead Nick and Kate from Washington, D. C. , to Shanghai, from the highlands of Scotland to the underbelly of Montreal. But it'll take more than death threats, trained henchmen, sleepless nights, and the fate of a dynasty's priceless heirloom to outsmart Fox and O'Hare.

The Heist (The Heist #1)

by Janet Evanovich Lee Goldberg

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!

Mr. Monk and The Blue Flu (Monk #3)

by Lee Goldberg

Adrian 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 importantly, clean up their desks.

Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop (Book 8)

by Lee Goldberg

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.

Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants (Book 4)

by Lee Goldberg

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.

Mr. Monk Gets Even (Book 15)

by Lee Goldberg

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.

Mr. Monk Goes to Germany (Book 6)

by Lee Goldberg

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.

Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii (Monk #2)

by Lee Goldberg

Some people think that Hawaii is a paradise, but Monk knows that, like dirt, danger lies everywhere. Monk suspects that the death of a rich tourist, Helen Gruber, who took a blow on the head from a coconut, is anything but an accident. His assistant, Natalie, isn't thrilled about Monk's new assignment - it was bad enough him following her on vacation and now it looks as though the holiday is well and truly over. However, finding the killer proves harder than initially thought - and that's without the added complications of geckos and unsynchronised ceiling fans!

Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse (Book 1)

by Lee Goldberg

A novel based on the USA television series about an obsessive-compulsive detective.

Mr. Monk in Outer Space (Book 5)

by Lee Goldberg

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. ...

Mr. Monk in Trouble (Book 9)

by Lee Goldberg

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.

Mr. Monk Is a Mess (Book 14)

by Lee Goldberg

[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.

Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out (Monk #10)

by Lee Goldberg

Monk's been swindled out of his savings-but now it's payback time, in the latest original mystery featuring everyone's favorite OCD detective. In the midst of a financial crisis, the SFPD fires Adrian Monk as a consultant. Monk figures he can live off his savings for a while. Then Natalie learns that Monk invested his money some time ago with Bob Sebes, the charismatic leader of Reinier Investments, who's just been arrested on charges of orchestrating a massive $100 million fraud. All of Sebes' clients-including Monk-are completely wiped out. When the key witness in the government's case against Sebes is killed, Monk is convinced that Sebes did it, but the man has been under house arrest with a horde of paparazzi in front of his building 24/7. Monk may be broke, but he's got plenty of time on his hands to solve this latest mystery. . .

Mr. Monk Is Miserable (Book 7)

by Lee Goldberg

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.

Mr. Monk on Patrol (Monk #13)

by Lee Goldberg

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.

Mr. Monk on the Couch (Monk #12)

by Lee Goldberg

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.

Mr. Monk on the Road (Monk #11)

by Lee Goldberg

With his job secure and his wife's murder finally solved, Adrian Monk is feeling strangely satisfied. He'd like his agoraphobic brother Ambrose to feel the same way, so Monk puts a secret ingredient in Ambrose's birthday cake: sleeping pills. When Ambrose wakes up, he's in a motorhome on the open road, with Monk determined to show him the outside world. 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. . .

Watch Me Die

by Lee Goldberg

"As dark and twisted as anything Hammett or Chandler ever dreamed up" Kirkus, Starred Review Harvey Mapes is a 26-year-old security guard who learned everything he knows about being a private eye from books and TV . . . and who is about to discover that the differences between fact and fiction can be fatal. (Formerly published as "The Man with the Iron On Badge)

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