Friday, July 31, 2009

Sally's Weekly Update for 07/24/09!

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Weekly Update 7/24/09


Jericho’s Fall is Stephen L. Carter’s first thriller. Jericho Ainsley, former head of the CIA and a Wall Street titan is dying. He summons to his bedside Beck DeForde, the woman for whom he threw away his career. She thinks he wants to say goodbye, but nooooo! Beck finds herself drawn into a battle over an explosive secret that foreign governments and powerful corporations alike want to get from the dying man. $25.95

The Crimes of Paris is a true crime thriller from Dorothy & Thomas Hoobler. In August of 1911, an audacious crime took place in the City of Light. Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre. Alphonse Bertillon, the world’s greatest detective (he was the first to use the mug shot and the crime scene photo) was put on the case and it was assumed that he would quickly solve the mystery and retrieve the painting. It was not that simple. $24.99

The Defector is Daniel Silva’s soon-to-be-a-bestseller featuring Gabriel Allon. A Crime Collectors Club selection. $26.95


Donald Westlake’s final Dortmunder novel, Get Real, is here. $23.99


Tom Cain’s third thriller, is called Assassin. When ‘accidents’ begin to happen it looks as though Sam Carver, who supposedly has left that world behind, is back in action. Someone is setting Carver up, framing him for crimes he didn’t commit. And the copycat killer has a target in mind - the new President of the United States. $33.00

We have a few copies of The Lovers by John Connolly. The true first of this title was, strangely, the US edition which we carried. However, for those of you who prefer symmetry, John has signed and dated the UK edition. $45.00

Target is Simon Kernick’s new thriller. When writer Rob Fallon gets drunk and ends up with his best friend’s girlfriend, Jenny, he’s feeling guilty before anything even happens. But when two men break into her apartment and abduct Jenny and try to kill Rob, he’s going to feel a lot more than guilty. $33.00

The Incendiary’s Trail by James McCreet is a first novel set in Victorian London. Murder is rampant and Detective Inspector Newsome of the new Detective Force recruits a recently apprehended master criminal to help bring the culprit to justice. This first novel is seething with grotesque characters according to the publisher. $43.00

The Silver Locomotive is the sixth mystery by Edward Marston to feature The Railway Detectives. This time out, Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming of Scotland Yard investigate a murder and try find a stolen silver coffee-pot in the shape of a locomotive. $50.00

We were unable to get our US copies of Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears signed. However, we have been able to get just a few signed copies of the UK edition which was published two days after the US edition. Doesn’t this all drive you crazy? $48.00


A Stab in the Dark by Lawrence Block, Arbor House, NY. 1981. First Edition. SIGNED. $650.00

The first Matt Scudder in hardcover and very uncommon. This is a spectacular copy, as new in dust jacket.

The Arabian Nights Murder by John Dickson Carr, Harper, NY. 1936. First Edition. $500.00

About fine in price-clipped dust jacket that is chipped at top of spine (not affecting lettering) and is a bit darkened. All Carrs from the 1930s are scarce in jacket.

The Judas Window by Carter Dickson, Morrow, NY. 1938. First Edition. $750.00

Sir Henry Merrivale mystery. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. A fine copy in the very scarce dust jacket, which is rubbed and has closed tears on the read hinge and bottom of front cover.

Six Days of the Condor by James Grady, Norton, NY. 1974. First Edition. $175.00

The basis for the Robert Redford CIA thriller Three Days of the Condor. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, and very scarce in collector’s condition. $175.00

Johnny Havoc, Havoc for Sale, Holiday for Havoc, and Johnny Havoc and the Siren in Red, by John Jakes, Armchair Detective Library, First Editions. 1990-91. $45.00

First hardcover editions; originally paperback originals published in the 1960s. These semi-hard-boiled private eye novels were written before Jakes became a huge best-seller. The complete series of four volumes, each with an original introduction by the author, all very fine in dust jacket. The price is for the set.

The Crozier Pharaohs by Gladys Mitchell, Joseph, London. 1984. First Edition. $45.00

Author’s last book. Very fine in dust jacket.

The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1974. First Edition. $350.00

First Spenser novel. Very fine in dust jacket, which a one-inch closed tear but is otherwise fine.

Mortal Stakes by Robert B. Parker, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1975. First Edition. $250.00

A fine copy in dust jacket with minor rubbing at spine ends.

Promised Land by Robert B. Parker, Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1976. First Edition. $100.00

Edgar-winning novel. A fine copy in dust jacket with a bit of wear at top of spine.


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