The third printing of MR. MONK IS MISERABLE in hardcover is now showing up on book store shelves. MISERABLE is on it's way to topping TWO ASSISTANTS, the previous bestseller among my MONK hardcovers, in just it's first seven weeks of release. Considering the current state of the economy and the book biz, I am surprised and gratified by the brisk sales. The publisher is so pleased that they are considering moving up the release of MR MONK IN TROUBLE from Jan 2010 to December 2009 as a result. I think the book has done so well because people were looking for humor, the comfort of a familiar character, and a "world" where every problem gets resolved in these scary, hard times…and its cheaper than most hardbacks.