Hy Conrad is an American author of mystery fiction. He wrote numerous books of crime puzzles. Conrad also wrote screenplays for television. He was one of the original writers for the comedy-drama series Monk, and also served as co-producer.
After the Monk series ended he wrote Almost Perfect Crimes, a book of short crime mystery puzzles not unlike some of his TV plots. He continued writing short mystery stories and then changed to full length mystery novels in 2012. The same year he wrote a humorous book, Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know.
He lives in Key West.
- Almost Perfect Crimes (1995)
- Whodunit - You Decide! (1996)
- Solve-It-Yourself Mysteries: Detective Club Puzzlers (1998)
- Historical Whodunits (2005)
- Wicked Whodunits (2005)
- "Mr. Monk Helps Himself" (2013)
- "Mr. Monk Gets on Board" (2014)