Sharona's big payday is in jeopardy when Monk believes her uncle was murdered, rather than killed by an accidental fall, and the investigation will test everyone's tempers as Natalie and Sharona mark their territories.
The man charged with murdering Steve's former girlfriend is set free when the only witness against him is shot in the courtroom before he can testify. Mark suspects that his new, rude neighbor murdered his live-in girlfriend.
With a case of writer's block, a children's author escapes to small town Mitford for a change of scenery. She soon finds the heart and soul of the southern town in a priest as they work together to care for a young boy.