While on the haunted house ride at Santa Barbara's Scare Fest, Shawn and Gus witness a murder and are soon led to believe the person who committed it is the ghost of a man who fell to his death at Scare Fest 13 years ago.
Karen Stottlemeyer films a documentary of Captain Stottlemeyer's division. Despite the Commissioner's objections, Monk helps solve the case of a headless corpse, a fatal fire at a wig factory, and a hat thief all in one fell swoop.
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.
Dr. Sloan investigates the murder of an antagonistic pro volleyball player. Steve searches for an alleged stalker while Amanda and Jack keep an eye on her teammates, none of whom are particularly upset over her death.
An attempt is made on the lives of Robin's guests, and Magnum is piqued that one guest wants a mainland investigator to handle the case. Angela Lansbury appears in her Murder, She Wrote role as Jessica Fletcher.
After several of her puzzles are linked to the murder of an art gallery owner, a crossword puzzle editor teams up with a no nonsense detective to stop a killer in their midst. Stars Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott.