A panicky woman driver goes off the road thanks to a skid block placed by her husband, former police commissioner Harry Ashcombe. The next morning Dolly Flint, a psychic on first name terms with Captain Stottlemeyer (who has arrested her three times on bunko charges) wakes up in her car next to the site of the staged accident. Dolly insists that she was led to the site by the dead womans ""aura,"" but Monk is suspicious. At the memorial service held in the dead womans expensive home, Monk figures out what the audience already knows--that Ashcombe is the murderer. With the aid of Ashcombes mistress, Monk, the captain, and Dolly stage a psychic ""reading"" to catch the killer. Eight out of ten.