A mob boss needs Monk's help to figure out who murdered some members of the family. Monk reluctantly takes the case when the FBI offers to help get him reinstated in exchange for the information he gathers.
Sharona takes a break from Monk so that she can concentrate on her creative writing class, but gets caught up in a twisted murder plot that causes her to question her sanity. Meanwhile, Monk is distracted by Sharona's replacement, who is determined to fix him.
Aurora Teagarden and her boyfriend Martin are thrilled when they get an unexpected visit from his niece and her new baby. Their excitement is short lived when his niece disappears and the baby is left behind.
A Hollywood film crew descends on the town to produce a film based on a book written by Aurora's ex Robin Daniels. However, when the actress who is playing Aurora is killed, the real Aurora and the Murders Club must investigate.