Mr. Monk Gets Even

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Mr. Monk Gets Even
1st edition 2012 hard cover
Author Lee Goldberg
Country United States
Language English
Series Monk mystery novel series
Genre Mystery novel
Publisher Signet Books
Publication date
December 31, 2012
Media type Print (hardcover)
Preceded by Mr. Monk is a Mess
Followed by Mr. Monk Helps Himself

Mr. Monk Gets Even is the fifteenth novel written by Lee Goldberg to be based on the television series Monk.[1] It was published on December 31, 2012. Like the other novels, the story is narrated by Natalie Teeger, Monk's assistant. It is the final novel of the series to be written by Lee Goldberg.

Plot summary[edit]

Natalie Teeger is working as a police officer in New Jersey and her daughter Julie takes her place as Adrian Monk's temporary assistant. Ambrose Monk is getting married to his girlfriend and assistant Yuki Nakamara. Meanwhile, Adrian investigates a series of apparent accidental deaths and suicides, but he suspects they were all murders. After accusing a man of these murders, his nemesis Dale the Whale escapes from prison and Leland Stottlemeyer is framed for helping him escape. Adrian Monk is then put on the task of getting his private life in order and finding out the truth behind the series of murders and Dale's escape.[2]

Mr. Monk Sees the Light[edit]

Mr. Monk Sees the Light is an excerpt from Mr. Monk Gets Even that was published as a short story in the December 2012 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine before the release of the book.[3]

List of characters[edit]

Characters from the television series[edit]

Original characters[edit]

  • Amy Devlin: A lieutenant who is Stottlemeyer's right hand in the San Francisco Police Department
  • Yuki Nakamara: Assistant to Dub Clemens until his death, now is the assistant and girlfriend of Ambrose Monk
  • Ellen Morse: The owner of a shop in Summit, New Jersey that sells items made with sanitized excrement. Despite her profession, Adrian develops a relationship with her based on her love of symmetry and sanitization


  1. ^ "Reviewer's Bookwatch: Gary's Bookshelf". Midwest Book Review. February 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Mr. Monk Gets Even -- Lee Goldberg". Bill Crider. 2013-03-11. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  3. ^ "Mr. Monk Sees the Light". Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. December 2012.