Tuesday, 30 June 2015

2 BY LEE GOLDBERG

A couple this week from author, TV writer and producer and Brash Books owner/publisher – Lee Goldberg.

Both are related to Adrian Monk – a character in the hit TV series in which Lee Goldberg was heavily involved. I was never an avid fan of the series, but it was enjoyable enough when it was on and a not unpleasant way of passing an hour or so.

I reckon I will enjoy these without necessarily being blown away by them.









I have enjoyed the collaborative efforts of Goldberg alongside Janet Evanovich in the past year or so, 
His website is here.

Brash Books are here.








Mr Monk on the Road (2011)

Monk's out on the open highway-but crime is a hitchhiker that won't be ignored.
With his job secure and his wife's murder finally solved, Adrian Monk is feeling strangely...satisfied. He'd like his agoraphobic brother Ambrose to feel the same way, so Monk puts a secret ingredient in Ambrose's birthday cake: sleeping pills. When Ambrose wakes up, he's in a motorhome on the open road with Monk determined to show him the outside world.

But Ambrose isn't the only one struggling to let go. As little crimes pop up along the highway, Monk can't resist getting involved. Now it's up to Monk to stop a murderer from turning their road trip into a highway to hell.






Mr Monk on Patrol (2012)

When the local government of Summit, New Jersey, is hit with a string of arrests, Chief of Police Randy Disher finds himself acting as mayor. With a town to run and a series of robberies to investigate, he calls on Adrian Monk to serve as a temporary policeman.




10 comments:

  1. Monk's definitely a unique character, Col, and it's not often you find a decently-drawn, unique character on a television series. I hope you'll enjoy the books.

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    1. Thanks Margot, he's definitely a bit quirky, hopefully that translates across the books.

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  2. I look forward to your reviews. I usually avoid novelizations of TV series, although I am sure there are good ones.

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    1. Hand on heart I'm probably the same, but I thought they seemed a bit off-beat and Lee was involved in the TV series himself, so the creative input is there in both formats from the author, as opposed to a purely imitative novelisation......does that make any sense?

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  3. I'm like you about the series -- lukewarm, really, although I recognize its virtues.

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    1. Hopefully a couple of positive reviews has you heading for your wallet, rather than the hills.....
      I ought to read one sooner, rather than later

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  4. Someone in my house was quite a Monk fan, but he never persuaded me, so the books can probably be safely ignored by me.

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  5. Col, I haven't read the books though I watched the series on television and then tired of them after a while. I thought, later on, he didn't investigate much.

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    1. I've not seen an episode for a couple of years, but I liked the quirkiness of the character myself.

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