Mon, Oct 25, 2010

: Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop

Author: Lee Goldberg

Better than average Monk book. He solves a ton of little mysteries, which I like, but the one drawback is the main “dirty cop” story doesn’t really get going until halfway through, which made it a little easier to set the book down. Another negative of most Monk books is what I think of as the “Rockford Files Flaw,” which is where the main character always has bad things happening too him. It gets depressing reading about a character constantly suffering. But while this book starts out that way (he loses his job) it includes some too-good-to-be-true things that you just know are going to turn sour later on. Fortunately, it’s still an entertaining ride, though too much of the book is devoted to highlighting Monk’s idiosyncrasies. (By now, anyone who likes these books knows Monk and the TV show and doesn’t need explanation.)

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