Mr. Monk on the Couch
1st edition 2011 hard cover
|Series||Monk mystery novel series|
|June 7, 2011|
|Media type||Print (hardcover)|
|Preceded by||Mr. Monk on the Road|
|Followed by||Mr. Monk on Patrol|
Mr. Monk on the Couch is the twelfth novel written by Lee Goldberg to be based on the television series Monk. It was published on June 7, 2011. Like the other Monk novels, the story is narrated by Natalie Teeger, Monk's assistant.
Adrian Monk has to solve the murders of three people: a struggling student, a security guard, and a beautiful woman. The only common element between these three people is a couch. Meanwhile, Natalie Teeger solves a case on her own with the help of Monk's agoraphobic brother Ambrose.
Mr. Monk and the Sunday Paper
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
- Ambrose Monk: Monk's agoraphobic brother, played on the series by John Turturro
- Leland Stottlemeyer: Head of the SFPD; Monk's and Natalie's boss and friend, played on the series by Ted Levine
- Amy Devlin: A lieutenant who is Stottlemeyer's new right hand, replacing Randy Disher who is now the police chief of Summit, New Jersey
- Yuki Nakamara: Assistant to Dub Clemens until his death, now is the assistant and girlfriend of Ambrose Monk
- "The Rap Sheet: Lee Goldberg Makes The 'Defective Detective' His Own". Kirkus Reviews. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
- "Reviewer's Bookwatch: Gary's Bookshelf". Midwest Book Review. October 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
- "Mr. Monk and the Sunday Paper". Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. July 2011.