Flying off the Shelves at B&N

I’ve just learned that MR. MONK GOES TO THE FIREHOUSE is #40 on the Barnes & Noble mass market bestseller list this
week and #5 on the B&N mass market mystery bestseller list.

Meanwhile, our episode for MONK is developing nicely. We’re having such a good time working on the story with Andy Breckman and his terrific writing staff.  The story has only passing resemblance now to MR. MONK GOES TO THE FIREHOUSE. The episode won’t even have the same title as the book and I’m fine with that. I think it’s worked out for the best — had we done a straight-forward adaptation, anyone who read the book after seeing the episode would have thought it was a novelization. Now the book can continue to stand entirely on its own and so can the episode.

7 thoughts on “Flying off the Shelves at B&N”

  1. I was happy to see a nice rating at Barnes & Noble for your book. My wife is a huge Monk fan, and I am a fan of your fiction, especilly your non-series mysteries (having grown up the son of a TV Producer dad and actress mom – they hit home!). Anyway, I was in Borders Books, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA asking for the Monk book and they seemed to have no clue what I was asking for! (note: have no fear, I was back in today, and they had the new Monk book). Keep up the good work…tv biz is a wonderful life, especially when, like me, you can walk away!

  2. JD,
    I got the info from my editor.
    Thanks for the kind words! I wish the Charlie Willis books (MY GUN HAS BULLETS, BEYOND THE BEYOND) did better — I would have enjoyed writing more of those.


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