I've been fortunate that every one of my 15 MONK novels has earned a great review from author Bill Crider and, I am pleased to report that MR. MONK GETS EVEN, my final book in the series, has kept that record intact. He says, in part:
Goldberg managed to do a great job of giving the books clever mysteries and good characters, but he did something even more difficult. He gave them humor and heart. Not only that, but he took the characters beyond the television series and gave them lives of their own. They changed and developed over the course of the series in ways that were believable and intriguing.
[...] It's a fine conclusion to Goldberg's work with Monk and his friends and family. The title of the book, given Monk's proclivities and given the way that the story concludes, is perfect.
I've mentioned before that I'm not a big fan of books that mingle first- and third-person narration. Goldberg does it so skilfully here that I have no complaints. I've never seen it done better. Heck, I've never seen it done as well. Congratulations to Goldberg on leaving the game as a big winner.
Thank you so much, Bill. I'm flattered!