HY Conrad Books In Order

Publication Order of Abel Adventures Mysteries Books

Rally 'Round the Corpse (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Monk Books

Mr. Monk Helps Himself (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Monk Gets on Board (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Monk Is Open For Business (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Monk and the New Lieutenant (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Amy's Travel Mysteries Books

Toured to Death (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dearly Departed (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death on the Patagonian Express (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Almost Perfect Crimes (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whodunit - You Decide! (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Almost Perfect Murders (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Solve-It-Yourself Mysteries (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Giant Book of Whodunits? (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whodunit Crime Puzzles (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whodunit Crime Mysteries (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Classic Whodunits (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mensa Whodunits (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Historical Whodunits (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kids' Whodunits: Catch the Clues! (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kids' Whodunits 2: Crack the Cases! (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whodunits (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

HY Conrad is one of the noteworthy authors of America who is well known for writing his novels based on the mystery and humor genres. He has written a number of books depicting crime puzzles. Apart from being an author, Conrad is also a famous screenplay writer for television shows. He is particularly popular for writing down the famous comedy-drama shows of the Monk television series as one of its original writers. The other author who contributed to the series along with Conrad is Lee Goldberg. The two of them have also served as successful co-producers of the series. After finishing with the writing and production work of the Monk series, author Conrad wrote a book based on the short crime and mystery puzzles unlike the ones shown in television plots. For a certain period of time in his writing career, Conrad continued writing the short stories of mystery. It was in the year 2012 that shifted his focus towards writing full length novels of mystery and humor. For the successful Monk series, he worked as the writer for all the 8 seasons and then as the Co-Executive Producer for the final two seasons.

The success of the series allowed him to win the prestigious Edgar Award nomination for three times in the category of the Best TV Series from the MWA. In the year 2013, Conrad began working on the novel series of the Monk television series. During his writing career, he has written more than a 100 short stories. Other than the mystery books of full length and short stories, Conrad is also the successful author of the humor book called as. Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know’. As of today, author HY Conrad lives peacefully in his house situated in Key West. He frequently splits his time between his homes in the other two cities of America, the New York City and Vermont. Conrad is appreciated for the characterization of the main protagonist Adrian Monk as a police detective in the Monk series. In his recent television work, he is involved as a Consulting Producer and writer for the White Collar company. The successful short stories written by Conrad have been able to get translated into 14 foreign languages and sold all over the world. Seeing his dedicated contributions in the television series, the makers gave him the honor of working on the novel series of the Monk television series.

The Monk series written by authors Hy Conrad and Lee Goldberg consists of a total of 19 novels published between the years 2006 and 2015. The first novel contributed by Conrad in the series was released in the year 2013 by the NAL publishing house and was the 16th novel of the series. It was titled ‘Mr. Monk Helps Himself’ and featured the main character Adrian Monk as a compulsive-obsessive police detective based in San Francisco, California, along with another character named Natalie Teeger. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, the lives of Adrian Monk and Natalie are depicted as getting back to normal again in San Francisco. But, there is one exception as Natalie is studying for obtaining her PI license, after which she will become the permanent partner of Monk. Before taking the big step, Natalie goes to Miranda Bigley, who runs a self-help program in Half Moon Bay, for a retreat from her. Miranda has helped Natalie with her philosophical work to deal with the recent changes in her life. Adrian Monk thinks that Miranda is a cult and is fooling Natalie. He tracks her down and disrupts her plan of having a relaxing weekend with the intention of rescuing her from Miranda. A long argument takes place between Natalie and Monk, which is interrupted by Miranda, who walks off to the edge of the cliff and calmly jumps off in front of everyone. The death of Miranda appeared to be a suicide as she was undergoing a financial crisis, but Natalie believed that she was murdered. Monk opposes her beliefs and helps the SFPD to solve the murder case of a clown, despite having the fear of clowns. As Monk and Natalie begin to work on their separate investigations, they get caught up in a number of precarious situations. Soon, they realize that if they want to find the clues related to the murder case, they will have to work together as real partners.

The second novel written by author Conrad in the Monk series was published in the year 2014 by the NAL publishing house. It was titled ‘Mr. Monk Gets on Board’ and continued to feature the main characters, Adrian Monk and Natalie Teeger along with Lieutenant Amy Devlin and Leland Stottlemeyer. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Adrian Monk is shown as getting uneasy because of the changes happening in his life. On top of that, Natalie Teeger obtains her P.I. License and becomes his boss technically. He seems to be unable to accept this fact easily. He even cannot see Natalie going on to attend a business seminar without him at sea, even if he has to spend a week on a cruise with her. Soon, Monk finds himself in an anxious storm being among the obnoxious kids and choppy waters. Luckily for him, the cruise director named Mariah tries to make the things smoother for him. Soon, the man overboard alarm is pulled and crew members of the cruise find the dead body of Mariah from the water. The ship’s doctor examines her dead body and concludes that she was drunk and her death was accidental. However, Adrian Monk does not seem to be convinced as he knows that she was having an affair with the captain of the cruise. He suspects that Mariah was pushed overboard by someone. Monk and Natalie are asked by the captain to look into the mysterious vandalism on board after which Monk begins to investigate the death of Mariah as a murder. Just like the previous novel of the series, this novel too became successful as an original mystery novel. The characterizations of Adrian Monk as a compulsive and obsessive detective and Natalie Teeger as a private investigator and Monk’s boss, was liked by many readers. They also praised author Conrad for his unique style of writing the mystery plots. Author Conrad received great reviews from one and all, and this encouraged him to write more interesting novels in his future writing career.

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