Friday, July 17, 2009

Sally's Weekly Update for 07/17/09

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Weekly Update 7/17/09


Who would have thought that when Janet Evanovich wrote One For the Money she would still be going strong at Finger Lickin’ Fifteen! And be more popular than ever! Can Stephanie Plum hunt down two killers, a traitor, and five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, and solve Ranger’s problems? Put money on it. A Crime Club Selection. $27.95

Its been fourteen years since George Dawes Green’s last book, The Juror. Now comes The Ravens, a page-turner about an ordinary family, the Boatwrights, who win $318 million in the Georgia State Lottery. Its going to be the worst day of their lives! A Thriller Club Selection. $24.99

Guardian of Lies is the latest from Steve Martini. Defense Attorney Paul Madriani gets caught in a web of deceit and murder involving Cold War Secrets, a rare coin dealer who once worked for the CIA, and an assassin. $26.99


We already carry large format Doc Savage and The Shadow magazines. Now we’ve added The Whisperer by Clifford Goodrich. The first issue contains The Dead Who Talked and The Red Hatchets. There’s a bonus story by Maxwell Grant, Norgil-Magician. $12.95

Just in: Sherlock Holmes: The Complete and Unabridged Novels in one large, very attractive volume with illustrated wraps. The typeface is very readable - a plus for me. $24.95


We’re very excited about some of our upcoming signings. We’d like your input so that we can more accurately order quantities. Most of the authors will be either Crime Club or Unclassifiable Club selections. But even if you are in those clubs, please let us know of your interest:

James Ellroy - Blood’s A Rover; Pete Dexter - Spooner; E.L. Doctorow - Homer & Langley; Nick Cave - The Death of Bunny Munro; Michael Connelly - Nine Dragons; Robert B. Parker - The Professional; Jonathan Lethem - Chronic City; Paul Auster - Invisible.


The Man with the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming, NAL, NY. 1965. First U.S. Edition. $20.00

Fine in dust jacket, with a bit of soiling and two small closed tears.

Game Without Rules by Michael Gilbert, Harper, NY., 1967. First Edition. $75.00

Precedes the U.K. edition. A Queen’s Quorum title. Very fine in dust jacket.

Lyrics for the Blues by Gar Anthony Haywood, A.S.A.P., CA, 2009. SIGNED. $28.00

Short stories by Haywood, illustrated by Phil Parks. With an introduction by Lawrence Block and an afterword by Jeffery Deaver. Signed by Haywood and Parks. Fine in fine dust jacket.

A Grave Talent by Laurie R. King, St. Martin’s, NY. 1993. First Edition. $150.00

The earliest state, with the Hebrew dedication printed upside down; this was corrected in later states of the first edition. About fine in dust jacket with a couple of tiny closed tears. A clean, fresh copy.

The Switch by Elmore Leonard, Bantam, NY., 1978. First Edition. $20.00

Paperback original. Bookseller’s stamps, name crossed out in ink, else fine.

Summer of the Dragon by Elizabeth Peters, Dodd, Mead, NY., 1979. First Edition. $45.00

A fine, fresh copy in dust jacket. $45.00

A Pocketful of Noses: Stories of One Ganelon or Another by James Powell, Crippen & Landru, VA., 2009. SIGNED. $42.00

The Caravans of Wonder Lady is a separate pamphlet laid in. Fine in fine dust jacket.

Murder at Ebbets Field by Troy Soos, Kensington, NY. 1995. First Edition. $50.00

Baseball mystery. Very fine in dust jacket.

Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout, Farrar & Rinehart, NY. 1934. Second Printing. $125.00

The book is very much like the rare first edition but lacks the publisher’s logo on the copyright page. The lettering is somewhat faded on the spine, the top is rubbed and there is a ding on the spine. The scarce dust jacket has large chips at spine ends and along all edges.

Hard Frost by R.D. Wingfield, Constable, London. 1995. First Edition. $45.00

The fourth in the Inspector Jack Frost series. Very fine in dust jacket.


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