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,
Mr Monk on the Road (2011)
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.