“Brilliant” (Quilted Reviews Review of “Mr. Monk Helps Himself”)

August 16, 2013
By Nancy Eriksen
Who didn’t love Monk, the series?  I sure did and now is a chance for us all to enjoy Monk on paper (or digital) with the same cast of characters and new mysteries.
Told by ever-faithful Natalie who has returned from a sabbatical to become Monk’s full partner (as soon as she gets her license).  The way to the license is full of twists and turns, however as Mr. Monk of the 100 phobias has come up against one of his worst phobias:  clowns.  Natalie is tasked with convincing him and Detective Stottlemeyer  that they can work around the Clown (ummmmm “C” word??).  Does she succeed?
This book is one of a series written by the man who wrote Monk originally.  The snarkiness is there, the characters never left and the answer to the crimes is, of course brilliant.  You will want to read this one and, of you haven’t, all the others.