Jul 30, 2011

Mr. Monk on the Couch by Lee Goldberg

I think opening sentences are can be so important in getting the attention of the readers and setting the tone for the book. Here are the openers for Mr. Monk on the Couch!



Author: Lee Goldberg
Hardcover: 288 pages; New American Library
Publication date: June 7, 2011
Genre: mystery
Opening sentences: "There is never a day off from death. I was sitting at my kitchen table in my bathrobe and slippers, eating a cream cheese-slathered bagel for breakfast and reading the massive Sunday editions of the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times, when I got a phone call from Captain Leland Stottlemeyer of the San Francisco Police Department, notifying me of a homicide.I'm not a cop, but I'm on call 24/7 to the police department anyway."
Book description: Monk is back in the twelfth book based on the USA Network television series. Three strangers, each a murder victim: a security guard, a struggling student, and a beautiful woman. They have something more in common than death and Monk can't believe what it is-a couch. Before you find out why, you'd better sit down.

I've enjoyed the TV series and my husband is a big fan.

8 comments:

  1. Hm. Perhaps I should reconsider Lee Goldberg. But for some reason I have seen a lot about HIM around, and nothing much about his books. That always makes me a bit cautious.

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  2. I've never read a Monk book and have only watched a few episodes of the show. But now with Netflix I'm sure I'll watch them all at some time.

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  3. Dorte,

    Gee, what have you been seeing about me? Are people still going on and on about my rugged good looks and irresistible charm? It makes me feel so cheap. I wish they would focus on my books instead. :-)

    Lee

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  4. Lee: I fixed the error; thanks for pointing it out. By the way, you repeated my error in the first part of your correction (chuckle). Bit it's all fixed!

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  5. Thanks for fixing the error and for picking a first sentence from my book.

    Lee

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  6. Lee: haha, nothing alarming really. I just presume it is because you mingle in the same social circles as this upstart writer from Denmark ;)

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  7. Lee and Dorte: Glad you know the same people even though you're on different continents!

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