Mr. Monk is Miserable Today

My seventh original "Monk" novel, MR. MONK IS MISERABLE, hits the shelves of bookstores nationwide today. It picks up where my last book, MR. MONK GOES TO GERMANY, left off. And I think you should rush out RIGHT THIS SECOND and buy it…or click here.   Here's how the publisher describes the book:

Monk already ruined a trip to Germany for his long-suffering assistant Natalie. The least he can do is accompany her on a detour to France—and try not to ruin that too. In fact, Monk stuns Natalie by announcing that he wants to visit the sewers of Paris. The historic underground maze of pipes and tunnels is famous for making the City of Light sanitary, and to Monk, that’s worth paying tribute to.

The only problem is that their explorations lead them to another hidden world below the Parisian streets: the catacombs, filled with aging skulls and bones. Monk’s sharp eye catches sight of one skull that’s not so old—and that shows evidence of murder—pulling them into a case more twisted than the catacombs themselves. 

I hope that you enjoy it!

4 thoughts on “Mr. Monk is Miserable Today”

  1. Hi, Lee:
    I look forward to picking up “Mr. Monk is Miserable” and reading it…I’m sure I will enjoy it, as I have the other Monk books.
    I may have missed it in a past posting, but I wanted to ask you about the recent announcement by USA Network to end Monk after its 8th season. How will this development affect the storylines for your books? Are you looking forward to ending the books soon after the series ends, or would you rather keep the books going indefinitely? I’m very curious about your plans.
    Thanks so much.
    🙂 Mark

  2. Hi Lee, have you yet seen the great review for MR. MOMK IS MISERABLE TODAY on Bookgasm? Congratulations!
    P.S. I can’t decipher the bloody antispam filter thingy.

  3. Mark,
    There will be at least two books published after the end of the series…we’ll have to wait to see how things go after that.
    The MURDER SHE WROTE books have continued, and have thrived, decades after the cancellation of the series…the same could be true of MONK. There’s a surprising number of Monk readers who have never watched — or rarely watch — the show, so the books could easily have a life beyond the TV series.
    On a personal level, I’ll be glad to continue writing the books as long as they remain fun and challenging for me.


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