Adrian Monk and Natalie Teeger are finally back in San Francisco, after an eventful stint as uniformed cops in New Jersey. But before they can sigh, “Home, sweet home,” Natalie is greeted by the sight of a woman’s body in her bathtub! The jet-lagged Monk is uncharacteristically stumped: Did Michelle Keeling kill herself? Was she murdered? Why was she in Natalie’s home? And what is a stash of stolen cash doing under Natalie’s mattress?
While Natalie pines for happier days in Joisey, and Monk obsesses about his latest love (a sculptor whose unusual medium just may drive the clean-freak detective into a rubber room), the body count rises. Can the neurotic sleuth piece together the clues even as his meticulously ordered life falls apart?
Hardcover Book : 288 pages
Publisher: Nal Signet, Div. of Penguin Putnam ( June 05, 2012 )
Item #: 13-582269
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.75inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I've been reading this series since the first book came out, and they have brought me plenty of entertainment. However, I've got to say, I just don't care for the direction he is taking Natalie--or even Julie and Randy for that matter. I realize there has to be progression in an ongoing storyline, but I don't think he had to go as far as he has. I don't like the whole idea of Natalie suddenly being a cop and removing herself so completely from her past life. Guess I'll have to wait for next book to see what I think, but so far I'm not real happy. And I'm sorry to say I don't like the Ellen Morse angle either. The whole point of a cozy series is to revisit old friends and comforable situations. This is losing the 'cozy' for me. But still recommend above most else that's out there. And if you havn't read this from the beginning I envy you the fun and joyous discovery!
Reviewer: Robert W