Monk by Lee Goldberg
Monk is a series of television tie-in mystery novels by American author Lee Goldberg and Hy Conrad. The novels are based on the comedy/drama series starring Tony Shalhoub that ran for eight seasons for a total of 125 original episodes. The title character’s full name is Adrian Monk (played by Shalhoub), who worked for the San Francisco Police Department until his wife was killed in a car bombing that he believed was meant for him. This incident caused him to have a breakdown (amplifying his OCD), leading to him eventually working as a private detective.

The Monk TV tie-in series began in 2006 with the novel Mr. Monk Goes to the Fire House. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of the Monk books in order of when they were first released (which is also their chronology):

Publication Order of Monk Books


Mr. Monk Goes to the Fire House(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk in Outer Space(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk Goes to Germany(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk is Miserable(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk in Trouble(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk on the Road(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk on the Couch(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk on Patrol(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk is a Mess(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk Gets Even(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk Helps Himself(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk Gets on Board(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk is Open for Business(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Monk and the New Lieutenant(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Mr. Monk Helps Himself and Mr. Monk Gets on Board were written by Hy Conrad. All other Monk novels thus far were written by Lee Goldberg.

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Monk Synopsis: Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse by Lee Goldberg is the first book in the Monk series. Monk’s house is being fumigated and he’s looking for a place to stay. His assistant, Natatlie, and her daughter offer to let him stay over… but their house isn’t quite as clean as Monk would be comfortable with. Meanwhile, a firehouse’s dog dies mysteriously on the same night as a fatal house fire, giving Monk a mystery to solve.

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  • Phil

    I love the Mr. Monk series and have read them all. But I think the books written by Lee Goldberg are better than the ones by Hy Conrad.