Mr. Monk on the Couch

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Mr. Monk on the Couch
1st edition 2011 hard cover
Author Lee Goldberg
Country United States
Language English
Series Monk mystery novel series
Genre Mystery novel
Publisher Signet Books
Publication date
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.[1] It was published on June 7, 2011. Like the other Monk novels, the story is narrated by Natalie Teeger, Monk's assistant.

Plot summary[edit]

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.[2]

Mr. Monk and the Sunday Paper[edit]

Mr. Monk and the Sunday Paper is an excerpt from Mr. Monk on the Couch that was published as a short story in the July 2011 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine after 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 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


  1. ^ "The Rap Sheet: Lee Goldberg Makes The 'Defective Detective' His Own". Kirkus Reviews. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Reviewer's Bookwatch: Gary's Bookshelf". Midwest Book Review. October 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Mr. Monk and the Sunday Paper". Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. July 2011.