Mr. Monk and the Mug Shot

Gary Mugford gave MR. MONK AND THE TWO ASSISTANTS a great review on his blog Mugshots. He says, in part:

Goldberg takes advantage of being a novelist to bring back Sharona in Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants. And that sets up a battle between assistant Past and assistant Present to see who will be assistant Future. In doing so, he captures Natalie’s insecurities perfectly. Afterall, he’s been inside her head for quite a while now. He also recaps most of those earlier book adventures in some small detail during this book, making it a good jumping on point for the series. Not suprisingly, this is apparently the best-selling of the series of novels to date.

It looks like the book is about to be eclipsed in sales by MR. MONK IS MISERABLE, but TWO ASSISTANTS is definitely a big favorite among the fans.  I’m toying with a notion for bringing Sharona back, perhaps in book #11. But we’ll see….

Thanks for the review, Gary!

2 thoughts on “Mr. Monk and the Mug Shot”

  1. Lee,
    The thanks go right back. I’ve enjoyed each of the Monk books read thus far. Mr. Monk in Outer Space gets reviewed next week and Mr. Monk in Germany might make the end of the month, but I’m betting slips into March.

  2. Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants will always be my favorite of your Monk novels, just because you gave fans of the show something that the show might never give us – Sharona’s return.
    I’d LOVE to see Sharona return in book #11. Please don’t shy away from the idea. I know fans would love it.


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