Monday, April 27, 2009

Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu

These days my attention span seems rather limited. This is why another Monk novel fit the bill. Lighthearted and entertaining. I have read one other that I have yet to review, perhaps at a later date. I found this particular Monk novel to be rather true to the tv character.

In this novel, the SFPD is renegotiating their union contract. While it is against the law to strike, a strain of the blue flu hits the department. The mayor calls in Monk and asks him to take over Stottlemeyer’s position to solve a sudden rash of homicides in the city. Monk gets his badge back but he is in charge of homicide detectives who are just as crazy as he is. Natalie is in the akward position of supporting the strike while also supporting Monk as a scab.

Can Monk solve the murders? Win back his friends? Keep his badge? You can probably guess the answers to these questions if you have seen the tv show. Still, this novel will give you that Monk fix if you hate waiting for the show to come back on tv (which is in its last season, btw)

Book Rating 3 1/2 stars

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