Friday, May 22, 2009

Sally's Weekly Update for 05/22/09

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Weekly Update 5/22/09


Thursday, May 28th 6.30 p..m. - 8.00 p.m.

Bonnie Kozek, discussing her new novel


Refeshments will be served.


Despite the fact that we were unable to get Nevada Barr to sign her latest, Borderline, we have been able to get some signed copies. If you ordered a copy, we have put it aside for you, but there are a few copies left of this Anna Pigeon mystery. $25.95

Lee Child stopped by to sign the US edition of Gone Tomorrow, Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel. They are going really fast, so let us know if you need one. $27.00

The Lovers by John Connolly is a US true first. Featuring Connolly’s troubled PI, Charlie Parker. Great stuff. $26.00

We had an event earlier this week for first-time novelist, K.J. Egan. Where it Lies is a golf mystery set at the Harbor Terrace Country Club. $24.95

Father’s Day is a first novel by Keith Gilman which won the Best First Private Eye Novel Competition. It introduces Louis Kline, PI, who is asked to track down the daughter of an old friend. A First Mystery Club Selection. $24.95

True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman. Hardly any left of this novel featuring Moses Reed and Aaron Fox (from Bones). I know we never seem to have enough of our signed books, but that’s not a bad thing! $27.00

Michael Marshall stopped by to sign the US edition of his latest, Bad Things. $24.99

The Cemetery Dance has been signed by both Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. This thriller features Special Agent Pendergast who was the subject of our Mysterious Profile some months ago. A man is murdered on the Upper West Side of New York. Eye witnesses insist that a neighbor in the building was the assailant. Only trouble is, that man was dead, and buried, at the time of the attack. $26.99


Otto Penzler reviewed Banquo’s Ghosts by Rich Lowry and Keith Korman for the National Review recently. He loved it. As did Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. This, like The Increment, is set around the threat from Iran. Chris Matthews of MSNBC liked The Increment. Are you reading between the lines here? $25.95

As I mentioned last week, Adrian McKinty, who used to sign for us, has moved to Australia. However, we have first editions of his new book, Fifty Grand. $25.00


Awakening is S.J. Bolton’s second thriller (after Sacrifice). It features Clara Benning, a disfigured veterinary surgeon in charge of a wildlife hospital. When a man dies following a supposed snake bit, Clara learns that the victim’s post mortem shows a higher concentration of venom than could ever be found in a single snake. $33.00

Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile is the third in the series by Gyles Brandreth featurng Oscar Wilde and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. $38.00

Sian Busby has written an historical, McNaughten, set in England in the winter of 1843. The nation is on the brink of chaos and a young Scotsman, Daniel McNaughten takes a shot at the Prime Minister’s Private Secretary, Edward Drummond. The incident rocks the nation, McNaughten goes to trial and the verdict against him will change English law forever. $45.00

The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds is based on real events in Epping Forest, on the edge of London, around 1840. Poet John Clare finds himself in High Beach Private Asylum suffering from depression. At the same time, another poet, the young Alfred Tennyson, becomes entangled with the asylum’s owner, the peculiar, charismatic Dr. Matthew Allen. $33.00

The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall is going to be compared to Alexander McCall Smith’s Precious Ramotswe series. The first in this series introduces Vish Puri, India’s "Most Private Investigator." $33.00

Far Cry is the latest stand alone from John Harvey which features DI Will Grayson and his partner, DS Helen Walker. A British Crime Club Selection. $38.00

Blind Eye is Stuart MacBride’s latest police procedural, set in Aberdeen. $43.00

The City and The City by China Mieville is billed as an existential thriller. The body of a murdered woman is found in the decaying city of Beszel, somewhere in Europe. It looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlu of the Extreme Crime Squad, but its anything but. $45.00


Perish by the Sword by Poul Anderson, Macmillan, NY. 1959. First Edition. $40.00

Winner of the Cock Robin Mystery Award. Tapes stains to cover and endpapers, else very good in a fine, clean dust jacket.

Ready to Burn by Carroll John Daly, Museum Press. London. 1951. First Edition. $2,000.00

Near fine in dust jacket. Very light water marks to back cover/boards, back panel and spine, crease at bottom edge, small chips at top edge of front panel. Front panel still attractive, bright and colorful. Rare in dust jacket.

The Moonshine War by Elmore Leonard, Doubleday, NY. 1969. First Edition. $450.00

Author’s first hardcover mystery. A faint trace of staining at lower spine, else a fine, fresh copy in dust jacket, which also shows a water stain at base of spine. Scarce book.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, Pantheon, NY. 2005. First Hard Cover Editon. SIGNED. $85.00

First in the series. Originally published in trade paperback. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Another Copy. Fine in fine dust jacket. $50.00

Trojan Gold by Elizabeth Peters, Atheneum, NY. 1987. First Edition. $35.00

A Vicky Bliss mystery. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.


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