An excellent episode!
Dexter Larsen, the millionaire playboy behind Sapphire Magazine, is dismayed when his publisher Elliot D'Souza tells him that he has pulled the plug and decided to shut down the magazine. Somehow, Dexter gets his revenge and Elliot is soon strangled to death by his own weights in his private gym.
When Monk is put on the case, he quickly finds evidence that Elliot's assistant might be right about there being foul play, and he quickly begins to home in on Dexter Larsen as his primary suspect. Of course, Dexter is a very smart man, and his research staff is top-notch, so he knows a bit about Sharona's past: she was a nude model! And now if Monk doesn't let him go, he plans on publishing these photos! Can Monk solve the mystery and stop Dex from ruining Sharona's life?
This is a brilliant episode from start to finish, in plot, in comedy, in everything.