When a man dies, alone, in a locked room, his secretary hires Monk because she thinks it could be foul play. It seems the man was the financial backer of Dexter Larsen, the publisher of Sapphire, a men's magazine. It seems that he was going to pull the plug on Larsen. Monk thinks they should talk to Larsen but Stottlemeyer and Disher refuse to assist him until he tells them that they're going to Sapphire mansion. When they get there Monk finds a lot of holes in Larsen's alibi. But before he gets any deeper Larsen threatens to reveal something that stops Monk in his tracks.
Did You Know?
One of Monk's quirks is that he must always ride in the passenger seat up front. Yet in this episode when Stottlemeyer, Disher, Sharona and Monk arrive at the Sapphire mansion he is in the back seat behind Stottlemeyer. See more
Is your wife here?
I'm not married.
You're wearing a ring.
She passed away. I can't bring myself to take it off yet.
Oh, I'm sorry. When did she die?
Six years ago.
Features Little Swee'pea
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played on piano by Noelle Winters See more