Mystery novelist and TV writer/producer Lee Goldberg has posted the description of his fourth Monk novel, MR. MONK AND THE TWO ASSISTANTS (hitting shelves July 2007), and it sounds like a hoot! ("Ian Ludlow" is actually an old pen name of Lee's. Ha!)
By the way, I finally bought the latest Diagnosis Murder novel at Borders this weekend. If you aren't reading the original novels based on Diagnosis Murder or Monk—you are missing out.
Q&A: LEE GOLDBERG (Diagnosis Murder, Monk)
Mr. Monk and the Amazon review
Diagnosis -- Murder!
Mystery TV Themes: MONK
ARE YOU MONKISH?