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Г-н Монк и златната треска

(Mr. Monk #9)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  1,178 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Маниакален. Гениален. Детектив

Още от неразкрития влаков обир от 1962 г., направил го известно, градчето Трабъл в златоносните области на Калифорния се радва на многобройни посетители. Някои идват да видят Музея на златната треска. Но повечето идват в търсене на плячката, която се предполага, че влаковите обирджии са изоставили в „Голдън Рейл Експрес”. Когато пазачът на
304 pages
Published 2011 by Intense (first published December 1st 2009)
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Gold fever. Mr Monk and Ms Natalie Teeger leave the city for the gold fields of the past in the little town called "Trouble".
Unfortunately for Mr Monk "Trouble" was a dangerous mess.


Halloween - a time for fun and disorder - Monk's main phobia.
Adrian Monk dreaded Halloween.
He didn’t like people coming to his house, he was afraid of children—whom he called “two-legged rats” and “plague carriers”—and he considered trick-or-treating a form of extortion. So I always tried to be around on Halloween
Sheila Beaumont
I've been reading this series in order (and also watching the TV series on DVD), and this is one of my favorites so far. Like the rest of these books, this one not only is great fun, but also has an ingenious mystery plot and plenty of quirky characters (with Monk the quirkiest of all, of course). In this one, Adrian Monk and his assistant Natalie are investigating a recent murder and an unsolved 1962 train robbery in a Gold Rush town called Trouble. I loved the flashbacks, via a diary, into the ...more
Nov 25, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, humor
For me, one of the more enjoyable original series that the USA Network created as part of their “Characters welcome” emphasis, was Monk. If Sherlock Holmes were an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder-suffering detective in the modern era, he would be amazingly like Adrian Monk. The OCD “business” in the series is usually done for laughs, but many of the scripts would simply turn on an observation that only someone exponentially OCD would notice. In a Monk mystery, things usually turn on some ...more
Jan 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Goldberg gives Monk the Doc Brown treatment -- in a manner of speaking -- in this clever departure from the "usual" (if there is such a thing) Monk book. Lee Goldberg's MONK books are unfailingly entertaining and always well written.
Sep 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fast reading and easy too. Typical Mr. Monk stuff.
Michael crage
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After trying to read magpie murders, this book was like ray of sunshine coming through the rainy clouds. It was humourous, interesting, and had mysteries to be solved. Mr Monk was asked to go by Captain Stottlemeyer to Trouble, California to figure out how a man who used to be a member of his police force. When he got there he found out that their was another mystery he had (was mentally compelled) to solve. But it was from 1944. Of course he solved all mysteries.
Jun 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2009, mystery
Summary: The little town of Trouble just can't stay out of it-first it was part of the Gold Rush, then there was the still unsolved 1962 train robbery, and now a watchman, formerly of the SFPD, at the museum was killed. So Monk and his assistant Natalie are sent to investigate. While there they discover a family connection for Monk.

My family and I love the Monk books. While I stopped watching the show (except to catch the finale because he HAD to solve Trudy's murder-and he does), I still enjoy
Story switches back and forth between Adrian Monk and Natalie Teeger investigating the death of a retired SFPD officer.

* Artemis Monk solves crimes and assays rocks in 1855
* Artemis Monk's assistant, , launders shirts and assists him
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Mark Baker
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, mystery
When a former SFPD cop is murdered in a former gold rush town, Monk reluctantly heads up there to find the killer. Along the way, he and Natalie make an interesting discovery about an ancestor. The passages from the past combine quite well with the modern mystery, making this another fun book for fans who are missing the show.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Really loved this book. Loved the back and forth between past and future. Chalk this one up as a winner!
Veselina Velkova
Amazing book! I cant wait to read more about Monk and his adventures!
Jul 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one is one of my favorites of the Mr Monk books! Funny and very enjoyable if you liked the tv show!
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Funny and engaging as always.
Brianna Bowman
Oct 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like the Monk series. This book puts a whole new perspective on his OCD and how he manages to keep himself together without having a break down.
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mr-monk-novels
Goldberg's characterization of Monk was off at the beginning (from what I remember from watching the entire eight seasons of the t.v. series, Monk could be insensitive, and rude in a self-absorbed sort of way, but never in an intentionally hateful or personal way) but it recovered and when combined with a unique plot (the flashbacks to Artemus Monk in the old West were great), this Mr. Monk novel earns a well-deserved 4 stars.
Lloyd Anthony
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant .
Love the Monk series. This was not one of my favorites as I didn't enjoy the story going back and forth between the present time and the 1800s.
Nov 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute, very easy and fast read.
With a name like Trouble, it's no surprise the goldrush town is still somewhat of interest even after its original heyday. What also helps is an unsolved mystery with a lot of still missing gold. A simply irresistable case, even though Adrian Monk and his assistant Natalie, is in town for a different crime: Murder.

Having never seen nor heard of Adrian Monk, I was tempted by the book's tagline "The Real OCD (Obsessive. Compulsive. Detective.)" Which sounded fabulously funny (in a "As long as I
Jul 24, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, Lee Goldberg RE-CREATES the flavor and fun of an episode of the defective detective in quality style. The reader is brought into Mr. Monk's strange world of phobias and sense of order in a comical farce and a decent enough mystery. In fact, in this case, there are a number of mysteries that Monk, and an apparent ancestor, solve.

Monk travels to an old gold rush town called "California".. meanwhile, Natalie begins to read the journal of a woman from the 1850's who was working for a the
Jul 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the "Monk" TV series and mystery fans in general.
This was a fun book. I'm not great about keeping up with Goodreads about what I'm reading and have actually read several other books in this series since.

They're all fun and have allowed me to enjoy a few more mysteries with Mr. Monk and Natalie, something I have missed since the series ended.

The author really captures Natalie well, as it is written from her perspective. I can completely picture her as I'm reading it. He actually captures the "woman's perspective" surprisingly well for a man. I
Laura Cushing
Oct 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This solid offering in the Monk series has Mr. Monk and his intrepid assistant Natalie traveling to a California gold mining town called Trouble to investigate the murder of a former San Fransisco cop. While there, they discover the story of one of Monk's ancestors - Artemis Monk, an assayer and meticulous murder solver of the gold rush era. They also discover the mystery of a train robbery that's never been solved. Mr. Monk, never one to leave anything unsolved, sets about solving both cases. I ...more
I enjoy reading the Mr. Monk series of books because I can so easily picture the characters from the TV show. This always annoys me when I read a book after seeing the movie but not this series for some reason. Mr. Monk and Natalie are called to Trouble (an old mining town turned tourist destination) to help solve a murder. Monk is disturbed by the town becuase it contains unpaved roads, dirt, and wandering burros. While there, Monk insists on solving the 50 year old case of the train robbery. ...more
Lucy Horne
Mr. Monk in Trouble by Lee Goldberg is based on the TV show, Monk. When germaphobic Mr. Monk and Natalie Teeger are lead to the city of Trouble by the murder of Manny Feikema, they discover another mystery which is 50 years old. Then, Natalie and Mr. Monk discover a diary by Abigail Guthrie, and Mr. Monk finds an ancestor that he never dreamed of. On top of that, Natalie meets the police chief, Kelton, and is instantly in love with him.
As they get farther into the mystery, they both learn that
Mar 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You don't have to be a fan of the show to be a big fan of the books. Goldberg does a great job of succinctly giving you Monk and Natalie's back story without boring those in the know. This time around, Monk and Natalie head to the small gold rush town Trouble, where a former San Francisco police detective who worked at the local museum has been murdered. While investigating, Monk learns of an unsolved train robbery in 1962, and determines he must solve that crime as well. Meanwhile, Natalie ...more
Rick Ludwig
Another fun ride with Mr. Monk and his faithful assistant Natalie Teeger. This time they are away from their home base of San Francisco and assist a small town sheriff in an old Gold Rush era town called Trouble, CA. The wonderful aspect of this particular case is the parallels found between what they are doing and the career of the towns old assayer, Mr. Artemis Monk, memorialized in the journals of his female assistant. Monk is at his obsessive compulsive best and Natalie shares her sufferings ...more
Mike Gettel
Apr 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this is among my favorite monk books. although it's business as usual for goldberg, we're presented with a few interesting twists such a journal written by the assistant of monk's ancestor and a thrilling moment that ranks among the most intense in the series. although i figured out who the killer was 2/3 of the way through the story, i was still invested. recommended for lite mystery lovers and die hard monk fans, the story is written in a simple, guide like manner that you'd have to have an ...more
Mar 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an impulse pick up at the library. I loved the series and miss it. This was a great way to alleviate that feeling.

Two stories are told, a current day one where Natalie and Monk visit an old mining town to investigate the murder of a retired San Francisco cop and a past one from the gold rush where Artemis Monk is the town assayer and solves crimes with the help of his female assistant. Throw in two train robberies, a potential romance for Natalie and Randy trying to be Dirty Harry and
Richard Thompson
The Trouble of the title is an old gold rush town in the mountains of California and Monk goes there at Stottlemyer’s request to investigate the death of former cop turned museum guard. The story of Artemis Monk the town’s assayer (and presumably our Monk’s great grandfather) — which is told through the diary of his assistant — is fun but on the whole the mysteries and their solutions aren’t up to Goldberg’s usual standards.
Apr 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Monk was one of my favorite television series while it aired. But this is my first try at one of the books based on the series. It felt much the same way. I didn't feel quite as connected with Monk as I did in the series. But perhaps this is because the novel was told from the viewpoint of Monk's assistant. He still had some amazing quirks and bits of the story that made me laugh. Especially this one spectacular one towards the end. I'm definitely up for trying out more books in this line.

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#1 New York Times Bestselling author Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award and two-time Shamus Award nominee whose many TV writing and/or producing credits include "Martial Law," "SeaQuest," "Diagnosis Murder,""Hunter," "Spenser: For Hire," "Nero Wolfe," "Missing." "Monk" and "The Glades." He's also the co-author of the Fox & O'Hare series with Janet Evanovich (The Heist, The Chase, The Job, ...more

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