Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Teaser Tuesday 227: Mr. Monk Gets on Board

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

This week I am sharing a teaser from a book I am about to start, Mr. Monk Gets on Board by Hy Conrad.

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The last thing I saw was my junior partner crossing to the library window, his gaze focused on a tiny white scrap of something on the parquet floor right under it. “Pick that up,” he ordered Devlin, who snarled — literally snarled — then bent down to pick it up.

(Chapter 2)

Genre: Cozy mystery
Series: Mr. Monk #17

Welcome to the series of original mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the brilliant investigator who always knows when something’s out of place . . . .

Of all the things that make Adrian Monk uneasy, change ranks high on the list. So when Natalie completes her P.I. license—and technically becomes Monk’s boss—it’s not easy for him to accept. Nor can he accept Natalie attending a business seminar at sea without him, even if it means spending a week with her on a cruise ship.

Between choppy waters and obnoxious kids, Monk finds himself in a perfect storm of anxiety. Luckily, Mariah, the cruise director, is always able to smooth things over . . . until the crew fishes her dead body out of the water.

Even after the ship’s doctor declares Mariah’s death an accident, Monk isn’t convinced. So when the captain hires Monk and Natalie to look into a mysterious rash of vandalism on board, Monk steers the investigation toward murder . . . .

* NOTE: A copy of this book was received from the publisher through a blog contest.


Alice Audrey said...

I've been known to do some literally snarling, but not generally over picking up scraps of paper.

Yvonne said...

I loved this book. I hope you enjoy it too.

Heather said...

Alice: LOL...I've done a bit of snarling myself, and quite recently, too. ☺

Heather said...

Thanks, Yvonne -- I'm looking forward to really getting into it. :-D

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I read one of the Monk books and he is an interesting character. I am adding this one to my list.

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Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: This is my first "Monk" book, though I enjoyed the TV series and have all but one season on DVD.

JLS Hall said...

I loved the TV show and really hated to see it end. Didn't know about the books, but they sound like fun. Excellent teaser!

kayerj said...

I didn't know their was a book about Monk. Good to know. And yes, living with the Swiss Family Robinson would be crazy.

Heather said...

Joy: I hated to see it end, too, but at least it went out on a high note, didn't fizzle and fade like some shows do. At least we can revisit Monk via DVD! ☺

Heather said...

Kelley: Not just one book, but seventeen -- soon to be eighteen. I knew there were books, but did not realize there were so many until I received this latest book. Glad you agree with me about the Swiss Family Robinson, LOL. ☺