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Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii

(Mr Monk 2)

By Lee Goldberg

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| Paperback | 9780451219008

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Some people think Hawaii is paradise, but Monk knows that danger, like dirt, lurks everywhere. Look at Helen Gruber, the rich tourist who took a fatal blow from a coconut. The police say it fell from a tree, but Monk suspects otherwise. His assistant Continue

Some people think Hawaii is paradise, but Monk knows that danger, like dirt, lurks everywhere. Look at Helen Gruber, the rich tourist who took a fatal blow from a coconut. The police say it fell from a tree, but Monk suspects otherwise. His assistant Natalie isn't exactly thrilled about Monk's latest investigation. It was bad enough Monk followed her on vacation, and now it looks like the vacation is over. Smooth-talking TV psychic Dylan Swift is on the island and claims to have a message from beyond-from Helen Gruber. Monk has his doubts about Swift's credibility. But finding the killer and proving Swift a fraud-all while coping with geckos and the horror of unsynchronized ceiling fans-may prove a tough coconut to crack.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    addictive

    of course it is not high literature, but still very pleasant, nice, enjoyable, rich of fine humour. And Monk, he's so cute. The series is addictive, the only thing that troubles me is that it's not so easy to find them

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    Adriana said on Nov 10, 2011 | Add your feedback

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    Monk Kicks Psychic Ass

    This is the second installment of novel adaptions of the TV series, Monk. I enjoyed this one even more than the first title, Mr Monk. Goes To The Firehouse.

    Monk on holiday is hilarious and how he manages to travel on a plane is worth the c ...(continue)

    This is the second installment of novel adaptions of the TV series, Monk. I enjoyed this one even more than the first title, Mr Monk. Goes To The Firehouse.

    Monk on holiday is hilarious and how he manages to travel on a plane is worth the cover price alone. But what truly gave this title the edge for me was the fact that Monk comes up against a character very much like the psychic John Edwards and his TV show, Crossing Over. The way Monk exposes the fraud of psychics is very clever: Lee Goldberg must have consulted with professional magicians to get the inside story of how these frauds dupe their audiences. For any sceptics out there, this book is worthy of an honourable mention in the battle against obscurantism and flim-flam. Well done Mr. Goldberg.

    Generally, the story is engaging and clever, Mr. Monk fascinating, and the humour up to the standard set in the first title of the Mr. Monk series. The backstory of Monk's personal life and the murder of his wife is again tantalizingly fleshed out, and we learn some intimate details of Monk's life and wife.

    Great pulp entertainment, and very educational for sceptics of psychics and spiritualism, too. I found the techniques used to set up television audiences of shows like Crossing Over to be particularly fascinating, easily up to the rational sleuthing of a Joe Nickel or a Skeptical Enquirer exposé.

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    Ramnagel said on Jun 7, 2010 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Mr. Monk is a lovely, endearing and fascinating character, as much as he is unnerving.

    He had the potential to be a new Sherlock Holmes, unfortunately, Lee Goldberg is not Conan Doyle, and this is clear both in the plot and the writing style. ...(continue)

    Mr. Monk is a lovely, endearing and fascinating character, as much as he is unnerving.

    He had the potential to be a new Sherlock Holmes, unfortunately, Lee Goldberg is not Conan Doyle, and this is clear both in the plot and the writing style.

    In the end, this is not a masterpiece, but still a pleasant book that can be easily enjoyed.

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    Federico said on Jul 17, 2008 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 304 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0451219007
  • ISBN-13: 9780451219008
  • Publisher: Signet
  • Publish date: 2006-07-05
  • Dimensions: 129 mm x 645 mm x 1,096 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover
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