Mr. Monk Is Cleaned Out

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Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out
1st edition 2010 hard cover
Author Lee Goldberg
Country United States
Language English
Series Monk mystery novel series
Genre Mystery novel
Publisher Signet Books
Publication date
July 6, 2010
Media type Print (hardcover)
Preceded by Mr. Monk in Trouble
Followed by Mr. Monk on the Road

Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out is the tenth novel written by Lee Goldberg to be based on the television series Monk. It was published on July 6, 2010. Like the other novels, the story is narrated by Natalie Teeger, Monk's assistant.

Plot summary[edit]

During a financial crisis, the San Francisco police department fires Adrian Monk as a consultant.[1] Natalie Teeger learns that Monk invested his life savings with Bob Sebes, an investor who has just been arrested on charges of running a ponzi scheme that has ruined millions of lives.[2] The key witness in the Sebes case is murdered, leaving Monk to consider him the prime suspect, except Sebes is under house arrest with constant guard and continuous media scrutiny.[3]

List of characters[edit]

Characters from the television series[edit]

Original characters[edit]

  • Bob Sebes: Managed Reinier Investments, and has been arrested on charges of orchestrating a $100 million fraud.


  1. ^ "California Bookwatch: The Mystery/Suspense Shelf". Midwest Book Review. September 2010. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out by Lee Goldberg". Edward Gorman. 2010-07-26. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out Review". Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. May 2011.