Monk Books Series TV Tie-ins

By Crime Mystery Books on January 14th, 2012

Here’s a list of the books based on the Monk TV series. There are several and more than a token few. Every so often a TV series makes a great transition to a popular book series when the television show comes to an end. Monk is one of those few.

If you enjoyed the show and like to read, the Monk books are a great place to keep the story going.

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Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants Mr. Monk in Outer Space Mr. Monk Goes to Germany Mr. Monk is Miserable Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop Mr. Monk in Trouble Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out Mr. Monk on the Road Mr. Monk on the Couch Mr. Monk on Patrol

Books Based on the Monk TV Series

The entire series of Monk books have been written by Lee Goldberg. Goldberg also writes books for other TV series.

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  1. Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse (January 2006)
  2. Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii (July 2006)
  3. Mr. Monk and The Blue Flu (January 2007)
  4. Mr. Monk and The Two Assistants (July 2007)
  5. Mr. Monk in Outer Space (November 2007)
  6. Mr. Monk Goes to Germany (July 2008)
  7. Mr. Monk is Miserable (June 2009)
  8. Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop (July 2009)
  9. Mr. Monk in Trouble (December 2009)
  10. Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out (July 2010)
  11. Mr. Monk on the Road (January 2011)
  12. Mr. Monk on the Couch (June 2011)
  13. Mr. Monk on Patrol (January 2012)
  14. Mr. Monk is a Mess (June 2012)

Read Monk

I’ve seen every episode of Monk at least twice. Monk is definitely the series that really made me sit up and take notice of mystery TV. Until then, I had watched some Law & Order in the first few years of its run, but nothing really since Columbo when I was young. Really young. :) However, I will admit to a fascination with Peter Falk all during my teen years, even though he was old enough to be my father. But he was so smart that I just didn’t care.

I was quite a bit older when Monk came to television. I knew Tony Shaloub from Wings and Galaxy Quest, still one of my favorite movies with one of my favorite quotes. “Hell of a thing,” he said when he suddenly finds himself transported onto a space ship. I guess I liked Shaloub but I didn’t really see him as anything special. Oh, how wrong that was! His talent became apparent to me when he brought the character of Adrian Monk to life.

Monk is the story of a former police detective that consults for the department he used to work for. Adrian Monk requires the help of an assistant, Sharona, and then Natalie, to make it through the day because of his many phobias and his obvious obsessive compulsive disorder. Monk is brilliant when it comes to solving crimes, and watching him do it makes for a great television series.

In 2006, the first Monk book, Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, was published and began a series of mystery books based on the television show and they turned out to be quite popular.

For more about the Monk television series, Wikipedia has a thorough article that is full of interesting tid-bits about the series.

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