Mr. Monk Is Cleaned Out
1st edition 2010 hard cover
|Series||Monk mystery novel series|
|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.
During a financial crisis, the San Francisco police department fires Adrian Monk as a consultant. 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. 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.
List of characters
Characters from the television series
- Adrian Monk: the titular detective, played on the series by Tony Shalhoub
- Natalie Teeger: Monk's loyal assistant and the narrator of the book, played on the series by Traylor Howard
- Bob Sebes: Managed Reinier Investments, and has been arrested on charges of orchestrating a $100 million fraud.
- "California Bookwatch: The Mystery/Suspense Shelf". Midwest Book Review. September 2010. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
- "Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out by Lee Goldberg". Edward Gorman. 2010-07-26. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
- "Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out Review". Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. May 2011.