Lee Goldberg. Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out (2010) 289 pp.
Monks been swindled out of his savings but now its payback time, in the latest original mystery featuring everyones favorite OCD detective. In the midst of a financial crisis, the SFPD fires Adrian Monk as a consultant. Monk figures he can live off his savings for a while. Then Natalie learns that Monk invested his money some time ago with Bob Sebes, the charismatic leader of Reinier Investments, whos just been arrested on charges of orchestrating a massive $100 million fraud. All of Sebes clients, including Monk, are completely wiped out financially. When the key witness in the governments case against Sebes is killed, Monk is convinced that Sebes did it, but the man has been under house arrest with a horde of paparazzi in front of his building 24/7. Monk may be broke, but hes got plenty of time on his hands to solve this latest mystery.
Setting: San Francisco