The Monk superfans at the Monk Fun Page have given MR. MONK AND THE TWO ASSISTANTS a rave review. They say, in part:
Since we’re now on the fourth novel you might expect the plots and characters to begin to blur a little, but the opposite is true. Each book is delightfully unique. Maybe it’s just me, but I see more depth and substance in
this novel than in the first three, which were all solidly entertaining in their own right. The exploration of the two relationships between Monk and his assistants is fascinating. The novel touches on the similarities, the differences, the humor and the evolution of both relationships. Great stuff.