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Detektif Monk dan Flu Biru (Mr. Monk #3)

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  1,864 Ratings  ·  138 Reviews
As a consultant working with the San Francisco P.D.'s Captain Leland Stottlemeyer, Adrian Monk -- whose numerous phobias include germs, milk, needles, crowds, children, driving, and public speaking -- is busy trying to solve a string of brutal strangulations involving female joggers who have all been found with their left sneakers inexplicably missing. But just as Monk beg ...more
Paperback, 395 pages
Published December 2009 by Dastan Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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Adam Graham
Mar 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Currently, I'm up to Episode 10 of Season 7 of Monk on the Netflix Instant Watch, which means I'm pretty close to the end of the series. How do you get more Monk if eight years wasn't enough? One thing that occurred to me is reading the Monk novels by Lee Goldberg (or more to the point, listening to the book through Audible). While I could have started with the first Monk novel, Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse, I decided to skip that one as it was adapted to a Season 5 episode and opt for a novel ...more
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jessamyn Leigh
Feb 09, 2018 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great Mr. Monk book.
Let me start by saying I find Goldberg's Monk books to be a little like updated Agatha Christie's. They are quick, fun mysteries that are almost always readable in a day. They sweep you along, and while not too deep, they give you the clues you need to solve right along with Monk, Marple, Poirot, Tommy and Tuppence, etc.

This was no exception to the fun, but I found it familiar. While I'd like to feel good about solving the main mystery very early, I think it may have actually been a television
Jeanette Johnson
I don't say this often, but the tv version was better... Tony Shaloub's panache is missing and focusing on Natalie's POV waters down the plot for me.
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Гилти плежър, нямам друго оправдание
Ето линк
Giovanni Gelati
Mar 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fortunately for me just about all of our children have watched the Mr. Monk television series with us. I mention that because the novels written by Lee Goldberg (just as a side note, please go to Lee Goldberg’s website and read his bio, hilarious) are excellent novels for a few reasons. One, they are a great read on the beach or at poolside, two, even without the show they are an excellent read by themselves, and last but not least, there are now nine in the series and they are easy to share and ...more
Stephanie Holmes
Jan 01, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes the Monk TV show or mysteries
Recommended to Stephanie by: the lady at the bookstore
I love the Monk books as much as I love the TV show. Mr. Monk is a detective who the San Francisco police department call in when they have a very difficult case. In this book, just as they are starting to investigate a murder, the police department gets the "blue flu", because of contract negotiation are not going the way they want them to. The Mayor tells Monk he could get back on the force if he helps with the case.

There is a serial killer who strangles women while they are jogging and takes
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: light-reads

Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu is book three in Lee Goldberg's Monk series.  In this book Monk is tasked with taking over homicide when the SFPD catch the Blue Flu when negotiations break down between the union and the city. A lot of officers call in "sick" in protest. So the mayor assembles a rag tag bunch of either ousted or retired cops lead by Monk to deal with homicides in San Francisco. This story is where Goldberg's comedy shines. The characters under Monk's command are quirky and really set t
Joshua Anadu
Mar 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mr.Monk and the Blue Flu; by Lee Goldberg is a book about Monk. Monk has OCD. When the police force goes on strike Monk gets his job back. His team is a bunch of psycho, demented freaks. When stopping a serial killer and a string of murders is on the line. Can Monk pull his squad together and stop this madness. This book hooks you and keeps you guessing until the culprit is revealed.
I like this book because it gives you a thought and slowly reveals it giving you possible theories. It gives you
Aug 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For fans of the TV show, it's great to have these books. I miss Monk.
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Started off as simple and as enjoyable as usual, but Monk as Captain? Cmon nah. Still fine beach reading.
Jun 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Ok, nothing special.
Bill Walker
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great series....see a new monk.
Elly Wendy
Light, fun.
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Phil Giunta
Mar 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you think the plethora of phobias plaguing detective Adrian Monk is insufferable, wait until he is reinstated to the San Francisco Police Department as acting captain of homicide. When the Blue Flu strikes the SFPD, including Captain Leland Stottlemeyer and Lt. Randy Disher, the mayor reinstates Monk along with three other former detectives, each with their own mental issues....and assistants. Much to the chagrin of Stottlemeyer, Monk happily accepts the job of commanding the "scabs", and del ...more
Mar 16, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
I'd read this once before, but I was in such a hurry to finish it (both because I was so eager to see how the mystery would turn out, and because I wanted desperately to get to the next book in the series, which featured the return of Sharona), I had forgotten much of it. I enjoyed it all the more my second go round because I was taking my time with it -- and I fully appreciated the eclectic characters on Monk's new team of detectives this time. (Chow is my favorite; she's wonderful.) Monk getti ...more
Andrea Ika
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book Review: Mr.Monk and the Blue Flu

Lee Goldberg

Original Language: English
Publisher: Signet
Country: USA
Publication Date: January 2007
ISBN: 9780451220134
Page Count: 286
My rating :4 stars

Monk is horrified when he learns there's going to be a blue flu in San Francisco-until Capt. Stottlemeyer explains that it just means the police plan to call in "sick" until they get a better contract.The good news is the labor dispute will give Monk a chance to get back on the force.The bad news is it means
Joel Gomes
Feb 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
A história de "Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu" poderia ter sido um óptimo episódio da série. Não foi. Em vez disso é um óptimo livro que se mantém fiel ao espírito do personagem. O número de caracteres por linha é igual em todas as linhas, assim como o número de linhas por página.

Bom, na verdade, o livro não está assim tão organizadinho como o protagonista gostaria. Todavia, a história está bem contada, tem ritmo e tem piada. Confesso que tinha algumas hesitações sobre se uma adaptação do personagem
Good one. This was my test read. I enjoyed it. Now I'll get some more mr monk 👌
OOPs, have to ONLY read Lee Goldburg, his replacement writer (of the TV series) is not nearly as good.
Laura Cushing
May 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When a 'blue flu' hits the San Fransisco police department during contract negotiations, Mr. Monk becomes acting chief of homicide. To make up for the lack of officers, some other folks who lost their badges are hired back on too. Monk winds up with a defective detective squad. There's a senile old man, a paranoid lady who wears a tin foil helmet, and a guy who just likes to shoot things a little too much. Best of all, they each have their own assistant! Natalie thinks they should form a support ...more
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: murder-mystery
Title: Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu
Author: Lee Goldberg
Genre: Mystery/Comedy
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Format: Book on CD

I snagged this book on CD at the library because I'm a fan of the Monk TV show. I have to cut it some slack because a book based on a TV show isn't going to be what you'd call literary art. It barely qualifies as a book. It's more like a script for a screenplay.

On the one hand, the book was pretty close to the TV character brilliantly played by Tony Shalhoub. However, the book character w
So far this is my least favorite of the Monk novelisations. When the police - forbidden to take strike action - all go down with a case of 'blue flu', the Mayor gives Monk his badge and makes him captain. Also recruited are a group of madcap misfits from a trigger happy cop to one who is convinced the aliens are out to get her. Each has their own 'helper' much as Monk has Natalie. They make our Obsessive Compulsive Detective seem almost normal by comparison. Which I guess is part of the point.
Monk masih selucu biasanya...
tapi buku ini agak2 lebih nge-dragging dari biasanya...entah terjemahannya yang cenderung 'biasa' aja, atau memang di buku ini pengarangny lagi 'enggak niat'? hahaha...

anyway, kali ini Monk mendapat jabatan sebagai kepala polisi, dan musti mengomandoi personil berupa tiga orang detektif 'edan' (satu punya masalah anger management; cenderung menendang/memukul/menembak/meledakkan hal-hal yang membuatnya kesal, satu paranoid; mengira dunia ini diawasi suatu organisasi p
Lee Houston,
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first ten books in the Monk novel series were written in conjunction with the TV series while it was still in production.
Monk winds up (temporarily) being a detective again when the union decides to hold a walk out for a better contract. Multiple incidents and a staff that in some cases are even worse than him give Monk major problems, but it all comes together by the last page.
Lee Goldberg has done a commendable job capturing the flavor and voice(s) of the series. The ending has a classic "
3 seems harsh for anything Monk. Yet the other Monk novels have gotten 4 stars from me (they're quick, fun reads, but just not quite the same as the show), and this one is one notch below them.

It had fewer laugh out loud moments, and a too-large cast of temporarily reinstated former cops and their assistants (the paranoid/senile/quick-tempered versions of Monk and their Natalies). Most never had enough "screen time" to achieve more than 2D status. Most of all, there are 2 separate serial killer
Apr 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a funny book. Monk was asked to take over the detective squad as commander after the regular officers staged a blue flu in a plan for the officers to get a better contract with the city. The bad news is that makes Monk a scab, and he doesn't like the sound of that. But he has his badge back. So does "Mad Jack" a violent sociopath, paranoid schizophrenic, and a senile old man, all former offers who had also been asked to come back. So they pull together to catch an astrologers killer, cl ...more
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
At first I really hated this book...the writing was terrible and it made Monk seem crazy...having OCD is a mental illness, not a joke like the book portrayed it...however, I started to like the story so even with the terrible writing, it wasn't all bad. The author's blurb said that Lee Goldberg also wrote for the television series and I think this is his major problem - what comes off as funny on television doesn't always seem the same in a book....he is probably just not a good novelist but a p ...more
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