Monk and Natalie are approached by Linda Kloster, wife of renowned chess grandmaster Patrick Kloster, whom she believes is planning to murder her for the insurance money. Monk makes a promise to her that he won't let Patrick get away with the crime. Subsequently, Linda is found dead of an apparent heart attack in her bedroom, though Monk immediately suspects poisoning. In trying to find evidence to nail Patrick, Monk finds himself facing off against a foe who is much, much smarter and is able to anticipate his every move. Written by
Did You Know?
The quote Patrick Kloster tells the reporter to look up is from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. See more
While Adrian, Natalie, and Julie are watching the chess game in the park, a close-up of the game board shows the black Queen has the white King in check. The white player (Tovalah) does nothing about it (he captures another piece) and the man playing black simply resigns and walks away. See more
[writes a paycheck for Natalie
"Payable to... Natalie Teeger."
My four favorite words.
[Monk delicately tears the check out of his checkbook. In that time, Natalie easily can go get a cup of coffee and come back without being missed