Friday, June 26, 2009

Sally's Weekly Update for 06/26/09

The Mysterious Bookshop

58 Warren Street

New York, NY 10007

Ph: 212-587-1011

Fax: 212-587-1126

Open Seven Days, 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Weekly Update 6/26/09


TUESDAY, JULY 7th 6.30p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

The Mysterious Bookshop will host a party celebrating the release of

Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott


Last Known Address by Theresa Schwegel

Refreshments will be served.


Gregg Hurwitz writes terrific thrillers. In Trust No One, Nick Horrigan is grabbed by a SWAT team and taken in a helicopter to talk to a terrorist who has seized control of a nuclear reactor. Nick is the only person he’ll talk to and Nick is about to uncover the secrets that have held him hostage for years. $24.95

Delhi Noir edited by Hirsh Sawhney has been signed by several contributors. $15.95


Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child. $27.00

Reif Larsen came back (for the third time) to sign more copies of The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet. $27.95

When George Pelecanos was here, he signed some copies of The Best American Mystery Stories 2008. (he is the guest editor). If you’d like a copy, let us know. $28.00


We’re expecting these authors to stop by in the very near future:

David Morrell, creator of Rambo, has a new novel of suspense and intrigue, The Shimmer. When police officer Dan Page’s wife disappears, her trail leads to Rostov, a remote Texas town where unexplained phenomena attract hundreds of spectators each night. These onlookers aren’t just curious, they are compelled to reach this tiny community and gaze at the mysterious Rostov Lights. $25.95

James Rollins’ latest thriller, The Doomsday Key, begins with three bizarre murders: at Princeton University; in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican; outside a Red Cross camp in Africa. Sigma Force will race against time to solve a riddle going back centuries. $27.99


Midnight Fugue is the latest Dalziel & Pascoe mystery from Reginald Hill. $45.00

The Information Officer by Mark Mills is set on the island of Malta in 1942. For the people of Malta, the British are the last line of defense from the daily bombing raids. Max Chadwick, information officer, tries to insure that morale is kept high. When Max is given information suggesting a British officer is murdering local women, he knows his job just became harder. $50.00

We are thrilled to have Sarah Waters new one, The Little Stranger. This gothic novel, set in a country house in Warwickshire, is getting terrific reviews here. $43.00


Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper, by Robert Bloch, NY, Belmont, 1962. First Edition. $45.00

Paperback original. Crime and horror stories. About fine.

Selling Death Short by Fredric Brown, Missoula, Dennis McMillan, 1988. First Edition. $100.00

Short stories from the pulps. Limited to 450 copies, numbered and signed by Francis M. Nevins, who write the introduction. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Frightened Man by Dana Chambers, NY, Dial, 1942. First Edition. $100.00

A Jim Steele hard-boiled novel set in New York. Bookplate, else fine in dust jacket, which has wear along edges and spine tips, with a dime-sized chip at top of rear panel. A scarce book by this Black Mask writer.

The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler, NY, Otto Penzler Books. 1996. Facsimile. $50.00

This is an exact facsimile of the very scarce first edition, published in London by Hamish Hamilton in 1949 (preceding the American edition). A perfect, as new copy in the striking dust jacket, still in the original shrink wrap.

The Hundred-Dollar Girl by William Campbell Gault, NY, Dutton, 1961. First Edition. $125.00

A Joe Puma private eye novel with a boxing background. Fine, fresh copy in dust jacket, which has a trivial crease and nick on lower edge.

The Quests of Simon Ark by Edward D. Hoch, NY, Mysterious Press, 1984. First Edition. $75.00

Adventures of the detective who claims to be 2,000 years old. Fine in dust jacket.

A New Lease of Death by Ruth Rendell, London, John Long, 1967. First Edition. $1,250.00

Very fine, crisp copy in dust jacket. Rare.

Signal for Death by John Rhode, NY, Dodd, Mead, 1941. First U.S. Edition. $150.00

Spine a trifle sunned, else fine in dust jacket, which has a long closed tear and crease on front panel, some fraying at top of spine and a crease at front hinge. Terrific cover illustration of a plane and a searchlight.

Halfway to Hell by Harry Whittington, NY. Avon, 1959. First Edition. $85.00

Very fine, unread copy.

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