I recently read a great mystery novel based on the USA network TV show, Monk. The author grasped all of the characters, and the new characters like Amy Devlin were great. I am a HUGE, Monk fan, I watched all of the 126 episodes in a little more than a couple months. I always enjoyed the sarcastic humor, and the writer of this novel grasped it all. I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery, feeling that the Walter O'Quinn case was a nice add on. From what I understand, the rest of the series isn't written in the same point of view. This book follows Monk's assistant particularly. I loved the descriptions; the writing flowed nicely. The book was very entertaining; I will be sure to read the other books in the series, and try to solve the impossible cases before the words,"Here's what happened" appear. All in all, this book deserves a brilliant 5 stars, for everything that I would have wanted in a Monk novel. I look forward to the future books in the series. If you are someone wondering whether or not to read a book based on a TV show, then read this book, it is great!