Between 2003 and 2007, there have been eight original novels published based on the TV series. All of them were written by Lee Goldberg, a former executive producer and writer on the TV series. According to his website, there will be no more books based on the show. The books are, in order:

The Books Edit

  1. Diagnosis Murder: The Silent Partner
  2. Diagnosis Murder: The Death Merchant
  3. Diagnosis Murder: The Shooting Script
  4. Diagnosis Murder: The Waking Nightmare
  5. Diagnosis Murder: The Past Tense
  6. Diagnosis Murder: The Dead Letter
  7. Diagnosis Murder: The Double Life
  8. Diagnosis Murder: The Last Word

The book "The Past Tense" is a prequel to the Diagnosis Murder episode Voices Carry, which guest-starred Jack Klugman as Harry Trumble, and chronicles Dr. Mark Sloan's first homicide investigation.

The final book in the series, The Last Word, is a sequel of sorts to the episodes Obsession and Resurrection and features the return of Carter Sweeney, who was played by Arye Gross in the TV series. The character of Lt. Ben Kealoha in The Death Merchant reappears in the Monk novel [Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii], which was also written by Goldberg.